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The renderers listed below are all in development as part of R&D ventures, academic studies or just personal projects. Many also have source code that is freely downloadable and distributable under the GNU public licence. If you would like to add your own renderer to this list, send me an e-mail to the address at the bottom of the page.

Recommended renderers  
Sunflow sunflow.sourceforge.net
Indigo www.indigorender.com
Pane www.csit.fsu.edu/~beason/pane
Vidro (Japenese site) sunak2.cs.shinshu-u.ac.jp/~ztoku
Kerkythea www.softlab.ntua.gr/~jpanta/Graphics/Kerkythea

Parthenon (Japanese site) www.bee-www.com/parthenon/index.htm
YafRay www.yafray.org
POVRAY www.povray.org
Rise rise.sourceforge.net
WinOSI www.winosi.onlinehome.de
Toxic toxicengine.sourceforge.net
PiscisRT piscisrt.sourceforge.net
Roel Reijerse www.xs4all.nl/~reije081
Inyo inyo.sourceforge.net
Joost van Dongen home.hccnet.nl/w.vdongen
Lucille lucille.sourceforge.net
muRay muray.sourceforge.net
Parc www.flarg.com/parc
Pixie pixie.sourceforge.net
Radiance radsite.lbl.gov/radiance
RenderBitch renderedrealities.net/portfolio/renderbitch.html
SSRT people.cs.uct.ac.za/~snirenst
Rhea graphics.ucsd.edu/~arash/rhea
Art of Illusion www.artofillusion.org
Aqsis www.aqsis.com

The renderers (and modellers) listed below range in price from a few hundred pounds to over a thousand:

3DStudio Max www.discreet.com
Maya www.alias.com
Lightwave www.newtek.com
Truespace www.caligari.com
Mental Ray www.mentalimages.com
VRay www.vrayrender.com
Turtle www.illuminatelabs.com
Maxwell Render www.maxwellrender.com
FinalRender

www.finalrender.com

PRMan renderman.pixar.com
Brazil www.splutterfish.com
Kray www.kraytracing.com
3Delight www.3delight.com
Air www.sitexgraphics.com
RenderDotC www.dotcsw.com