POV-Ray Alternatives

The most popular alternative is Adobe Dimension. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try LuxCoreRender or appleseed. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 42 alternatives to POV-Ray so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting POV-Ray alternatives are RenderMan (Free Personal), Mitsuba (Free), Kerkythea (Free) and Sunflow Rendering System (Free, Open Source).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Jan 11, 2019

  • mental ray® is a rendering software which generates images of outstanding quality and unsurpassed realism.
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    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • REAL TIME RENDER VIEWPORT PLUGIN FOR 3DS MAX.Be productive instantly.
    • Windows
    • Autodesk 3ds Max


  • lucille is a fast photo-realistic global illumination renderer.
    • Windows
  • FurryBall is the first unique real-time GPU renderer in production quality implemented directly into Maya. No more time-consuming exports, waiting and tuning in new applications!!
    • Windows
    • Autodesk Maya
  • RenderZone allows you to create photorealistic renderings based on the LightWorks® rendering engine. It offers three levels of rendering: simple, z-buffer, and raytrace.
    • Mac
    • Windows
  • Realtime rendering, giving you instant feedback on every step of your work. Interactive texturing, lighting, shadows and radiosity. Even Nodes!
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • LightWave
  • Raytracing and Radiosity Rendering for Rhino.Flamingo brings the raytrace and radiosity rendering inside Rhino. This plug-in includes:Rendering:
    • Windows
    • Rhinoceros
  • Kray is the fastest global illumination renderer for LightWave.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • LightWave
  • VirtualRender is yet another LightWave renderer.
    • Windows
    • LightWave
  • As an interactive, photorealistic renderer, Shaderlight redefines traditional rendering workflows.
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    • Windows
    • Autodesk 3ds Max
    • Sketchup