LuxRender

LuxRender is an Open-Source PBR renderer with plugins for several 3D programs like Blender, 3D Studio Max, DAZ Studio, and Poser.

Physics-based materials make it easier to design your scenes

LuxRender uses natural-world materials like Glass, Metal, Cloth, and so on.

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Deliver stunning results

Overview

LuxRender is a physically-based, unbiased renderer.

Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxRender simulates the flow of light according to physical equations, thus producing realistic images of photographic quality.

LuxRender is available for Mac OS, Linux, and Windows. It supports multi-core machines and network rendering using heterogenous nodes.

Absolute accuracy

LuxRender is built on physically based equations that model the transportation of light. This allows it to accurately capture a wide range of phenomena which most other rendering programs are simply unable to reproduce. This also means that it fully supports high-dynamic range (HDR) rendering.

Materials

LuxRender features a variety of material types. Apart from generic materials such as matte and glossy, physically accurate representations of metal, glass, and car paint are present. Complex properties such as absorption, dispersive refraction and thin film coating are available.

GPU-accelerated

LuxRender supports a wide variety of GPUs via the OpenCL interface. This means that rendering can be performed using both the CPU and the GPU, and multiple GPU, possibly from multiple vendors.

Free

LuxRender is and will always be free software, both for private and commercial use. It is being developed by people with a passion for programming and for computer graphics who like sharing their work. We encourage you to download LuxRender and use it to express your artistic ideas. (learn more)