What are some 3rd party rendering engines available for Blender? I am using the internal blender render and I keep hearing in tutorials (blenderguru) that it is better to use an external render engine...

  • $\begingroup$ Integrated Octane render . Vray Exporter. $\endgroup$
    – Vader
    Apr 12, 2014 at 15:06
  • $\begingroup$ You can find a list of free rendering engines here: stackoverflow.com/a/15137226/2044940. There should be blender addons for all 5 of them. $\endgroup$
    – CodeManX
    Apr 12, 2014 at 15:35

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A few open source engines which come to mind immediately:

Some non-open source engines:

  • Octane, fast GPU renderer integrated into blender (Commercial)

  • Vray, production proven render engine. (Commercial)

Also see the answer on the resources post for even more.


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