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V-Ray Alternatives

V-Ray is described as '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 and exceptional speed of the interactive rendering system V-Ray RT and the even more impressive new V-Ray RT' and is an app. There are more than 25 alternatives to V-Ray for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Blender and Autodesk 3ds Max. The best alternative is Cycles Renderer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like V-Ray are Adobe Dimension, LuxCoreRender, Keyshot and appleseed.

V-Ray alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Painting Apps or 3D Animators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of V-Ray.
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  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Sketchup

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  1. Cycles Renderer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    19 alternatives to Cycles Renderer 

    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine and in development since 2011. It was originally developed by Brecht van Lommel, and is maintained by an active team of developers today. Since its release as Apache 2.

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    1.  PortableCycles Renderer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Adobe Dimension

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    65 alternatives to Adobe Dimension 

    Adobe Dimension (formerly Project Felix and then Adobe Dimension CC) is the 3D design tool made for graphic designers. With extensive integration with Adobe Stock, you can easily composite 2D and 3D assets to build product shots, scene visualizations, and abstract art.

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    LuxCoreRender

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    48 alternatives to LuxCoreRender 

    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.

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    Keyshot

    • Mac
    • Windows
    47 alternatives to Keyshot 

    KeyShot is an interactive raytracing and global illumination program developed by Luxion for both PC and Mac that breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images from 3D models.

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    appleseed

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    51 alternatives to appleseed 

    appleseed is a modern, open source, physically-based rendering engine designed to produce photorealistic images, animations and visual effects. It provides individuals and small studios with an efficient, reliable suite of tools built on robust foundations and open technologies.

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    1.  Portableappleseed can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Mitsuba

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    51 alternatives to Mitsuba 

    Physically based renderer.

    Mitsuba is an extensible rendering framework written in portable C++. It implements unbiased as well as biased techniques and contains heavy optimizations targeted towards current CPU architectures.

    The program currently runs on Linux, MacOS X and Mic.

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    Kerkythea

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Sketchup
    • Blender
    45 alternatives to Kerkythea 

    Powerful, feature-rich and fast standalone raytracing renderer.

    Exporters from Blender and Google SketchUp are also available. Allows network rendering of images and animation

    Supported Features*

    • Bump Mapping
    • Normal Mapping
    • Clip Mapping
    • Bevel Mapping (an.
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    Radeon ProRender

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    19 alternatives to Radeon ProRender 

    Radeon ProRender (formerly AMD FireRender) is a powerful physically-based rendering engine that enables creative professionals to produce stunningly photorealistic images. Built on highly efficient, high-performance Radeon Rays technology, Radeon ProRender’s complete, scalable...

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    RenderMan

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    49 alternatives to RenderMan 

    PhotoRealistic RenderMan, or PRMan for short, is a proprietary photorealistic RenderMan-compliant renderer.

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    Octane Render

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    50 alternatives to 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 photorealistic results fast...really fast. This allows the user to create stunning works in a fraction of the time of...

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