3D rendering engines

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3D rendering engines

Here is a list of 3D rendering engines to create awesome graphics.
  • Some are free, while others are paid software (offering a a limited trial period).
  • Some of the rendering engines are capable of importing various 3D formats or integrate them directly into modelers.

Free/Open Source

Here's our selection of free or open source softwares:


Pixar studios is now offering a non commercial version of RenderMan for free. RenderMan is the famous rendering software Pixar has been using since the 80s for its creation. This is a 3D rendering engine that allows you yo create photorealistic results.
The software is not necessarily easy to handle as it was primarily designed for professionals. A discussion forum is available for RenderMan users:



Lux Render





Commercial software - Free trial version

Here's our selection of paid software, offering a free trial period!



Published by jak58. Latest update on April 2, 2015 at 09:47 AM by jak58.
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