Alternatives to RenderMan for Linux 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 OS X Windows Linux

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  • POV-Ray

    The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X 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 OS X Windows Linux Sketchup Blender

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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 OS X 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 OS X 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...

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

    V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max is a complete rendering solution, which combines the power of the well-known V-Ray award-winning production rendering engine with the flexibility...

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Autodesk 3ds Max

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  • 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...

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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 OS X Windows Linux

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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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  • Radeon ProRender

    Radeon ProRender (formerly AMD FireRender) is a powerful physically-based rendering engine that enables creative professionals to produce stunningly photorealistic...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • Indigo Renderer

    Indigo Renderer is an unbiased, physically based and photorealistic renderer which simulates the physics of light to achieve near-perfect image realism. With an advanced...

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • YafaRay

    YafaRay is an open source raytracing render engine. As an open source project, users and developers have free access to the source code and it is free, as in free...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Blender

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  • Octane Render

    Octane Render is the world's first GPU based, un-biased, physically based renderer. What does that mean? It uses the video card in your computer to render...

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux

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