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Showing posts from April, 2007

Free Indigo Renderer

The free Indigo renderer at is an "unbiased render engine", meaning that it works purely based on physical properties. Similar in concept to the more famous and commercial Maxwell renderer. Free but not open-source (at the moment). Commercial use is allowed with some minor limitations. There is support for Blender, 3ds max/VIZ, Cinema4D, SketchUp, Maya and XSI. Windows only.

Kerkythea Free Rendering

Based on Physical properties for materials and light, the Kerkythea rendering engine seems a promising development, in the small market sector where Maxwell is getting so much attention. Give it a try. Linux and Windows version are available and there is already integration with 3ds max, Blender and SketchUp. Edited: see comment... the renderer is not Open Source, but currently free I have tried the Linux version, but the download did not work on Ubuntu 64-bit -- maybe on 32-bit?

Free version of Realsoft 3D

On you can download a free windows-version of this Finnish modeling, rendering and animation application. This is an older version of the current 5.x version, which is a commercial product trying to compete with 3ds max, Cinema4D and others. The site is in German, but the links are clearly marked. The software is the English version.