Alternatives to POV-Ray for all platforms with any license

  • LuxRender

    LuxRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxRender simulates the flow of light according to physical...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Kerkythea

    Powerful, feature-rich and fast standalone raytracing renderer. Exporters from Blender and Google SketchUp are also available. Allows network rendering of images and...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Sketchup Blender

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  • RenderMan

    PhotoRealistic RenderMan, or PRMan for short, is a proprietary photorealistic RenderMan-compliant renderer. It primarily uses the REYES algorithm but is also fully...

    Free Personal $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Clara.io

    Clara.io is a full-featured cloud-based 3D modeling, animation and rendering software tool that runs in your web browser. With Clara.io you can make complex 3D...

    Freemium Web

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  • Mitsuba

    Physically based renderer. Mitsuba is an extensible rendering framework written in portable C++. It implements unbiased as well as biased techniques and contains...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Visionaray

    A C++ based, cross platform ray tracing library.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • appleseed

    appleseed is a modern, open source, physically-based rendering engine designed to produce photorealistic images, animations and visual effects.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Picogen

    A free Terrain Synthesizer and RendererPicogen is an outdoor ray tracing system, a free Terrain Synthesizer and Renderer targeting large-scale terrain with realistic...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued No recent releases since 2010. See https://code.google.com/archive/p/picogen/downloads
  • Freestyle

    Freestyle is a software for Non-Photorealistic Line Drawing rendering from 3D scenes. It is designed as a programmable interface to allow maximum control over the style...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Pixie Renderer

    Pixie is an open source RenderMan renderer for generating photorealistic images. You can compile Pixie on Windows (using Visual Studio 2005), Linux and on OSX (using...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • NOX Renderer

    NOX Renderer is a rendering software based on unbiased methods. The renderer is available as a standalone Windows executable with a plug-in to link it to 3ds Max. ...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Sunflow Rendering System

    Sunflow is an open source rendering system for photo-realistic image synthesis. It is written in Java and built around a flexible ray tracing core and an extensible...

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