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'. There are more than 25 alternatives to V-Ray for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Autodesk 3ds Max and Sketchup. The best alternative is Adobe Dimension. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Cycles Renderer or LuxCoreRender. Other great apps like V-Ray are Keyshot (Paid), appleseed (Free, Open Source), Mitsuba (Free) and RenderMan (Free Personal).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Sep 9, 2019

    • Create high-quality, photorealistic images with the 3D tool made for graphic designers.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine and in development since 2011.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • 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
    • 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...
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • 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
    • Physically based renderer.
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • PhotoRealistic RenderMan, or PRMan for short, is a proprietary photorealistic RenderMan-compliant renderer.
      • Free Personal
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Powerful, feature-rich and fast standalone raytracing renderer.

      Exporters from Blender and Google SketchUp are also available.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Sketchup
      • Blender
    • Sunflow is an open-source rendering system for photo-realistic image synthesis.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Octane Render is the world's first GPU based, un-biased, physically based renderer. What does that mean?
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux