POV-Ray Alternatives for Mac

POV-Ray is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The most popular Mac alternative is Small Adobe Dimension iconAdobe Dimension. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Small LuxCoreRender iconLuxCoreRender or Small appleseed iconappleseed. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 42 alternatives to POV-Ray and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to POV-Ray are Small RenderMan iconRenderMan (Free Personal), Small Mitsuba iconMitsuba (Free), Small Kerkythea iconKerkythea (Free) and Small Sunflow Rendering System iconSunflow Rendering System (Free, Open Source).

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

  • Create high-quality, photorealistic images with the 3D tool made for graphic designers.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • LuxCoreRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxCoreRender simulates the flow of light according to physical equations, thus producing realistic images of photographic quality.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux


  • 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
  • PhotoRealistic RenderMan, or PRMan for short, is a proprietary photorealistic RenderMan-compliant renderer.
    • Free Personal
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Physically based renderer.
    • Free
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Powerful, feature-rich and fast standalone raytracing renderer.Exporters from Blender and Google SketchUp are also available.
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    • Free
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Sketchup
    • Blender
  • Sunflow is an open-source rendering system for photo-realistic image synthesis.
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    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Indigo Renderer is an unbiased, physically based and photorealistic renderer which simulates the physics of light to achieve near-perfect image realism.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Octane Render is the world's first GPU based, un-biased, physically based renderer. What does that mean?
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Pixie is an open source RenderMan renderer for generating photorealistic images.
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    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux