V-Ray Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to V-Ray for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Adobe Dimension. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Cycles Renderer or LuxCoreRender. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to V-Ray and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to V-Ray are Keyshot (Paid), appleseed (Free, Open Source), Mitsuba (Free) and RenderMan (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Sep 9, 2019

    1. 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.
    2. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • 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.
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      • Mac
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      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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
      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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      • FreeProprietary
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      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.
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    3. PhotoRealistic RenderMan, or PRMan for short, is a proprietary photorealistic RenderMan-compliant renderer. It primarily uses the REYES algorithm but is also fully capable of doing ray tracing and global illumination.
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      • FreeProprietary
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      • Linux
      • Sketchup
      • Blender
      Powerful, feature-rich and fast standalone raytracing renderer. Exporters from Blender and Google SketchUp are also available.
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    4. 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 object-oriented design.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
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