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A GPLv3-licensed cross-platform unbiased render engine with a plug-in for using it from within Blender (through LuxBlend).

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How to package my own CYCLES fork as an add-on for blender (as a .zip file)

I made a fork of the awesome CYCLES render engine. I wonder, can I package my fork as an add-on for blender? I know that there are many alternative render engines for blender (e.g. LuxCoreRender). ...
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How to convert Cycles materials into LuxCore materials and have textures still applied?

My problem is: I have made a model with materials in Cycles render with UV Mapping and Nodes. Now, I want to render through LuxCore, but my model is too bright.. noisy.. and without any of my textures ...
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Blender/ LuxRender Refractive Rendering Performance

This is mainly to do with LuxRender but I'm using Blender to control it, so sticking it here. Within Blender I create a new default scene, switch the render to LuxRender and render the box & ...
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LuxRender smooth shading error, won't smooth on grazing light angles

I cannot make a surface that shades smoothly in LuxRender 1.6. Sampling method and engine don't make a difference. I know how to switch between smooth and flat shading, I have tried auto-smoothing, ...
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How to make CUDA work in Ubuntu so as to enable GPU rendering in Blender?

I have installed Blender 2.78c and I would like to make Cycles and LuxRender render with GPU on my GeForce GTX 760M. In Windows it works perfectly, but in Ubuntu 16.04 and 17.04 it doesn't allow me to ...
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PBR dielectric material in luxrender?

I have found many tutorials on PBR dielectric materials in cycles, but how do I do this in luxrender? In the past I would use a glossy material, but it handles roughness diffrently.
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How to render a cycles scene in luxrender?

I'm doing a project in cycles and I want to render it but its too slow on my CPU. So I want to render the scene in luxrender but without starting the project all over again.
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Cycles, Mitsuba, Lux - Speed by Necessity - The Correct (non-subjective) Answer

I know stackexchange frowns on "suggest this software" questions that can be subjective, but I do believe there is a correct answer (non-subjective) to this question. I have to render for speed and ...
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How do I get pixel by pixel depth data out of a .exr file?

I have been trying to get pixel by pixel depth data out of a .exr file. I am using blender and rendering with Lux Render. I need to get pixel by pixel depth data, and have read that if I use the z-...
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LuxBlend light groups

I just installed LuxBlend, LuxRender for Blender, in order to test it, and I'm very new to using it. I made a simple scene with a couple of mesh lights "plane objects", and assigned emitting materials ...
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Installing LuxRender engine changes the appearance of the Cycles render engine

Is it possible that since I installed LuxRender 1.5 on Blender 2.76 yesterday, Cycles has stopped to display its GUI as it used to? Here is the behavior I am used to: *-create new scene -switch to ...
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GPU Rendering with LuxRender - Where is SLG Path OpenCL option?

Where is the option for SLG Path OpenCL? I'm finding the online reference for Luxrender/Blender to be a little cryptic and disorganized. To ensure I am using GPU, I found directions that included ...
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How to install Luxrender?

I need a manual download link for the Blender addon so that I can copy this .py to the add on folder and then I hope I can switch to the Luxrender option in Blender 2.75. After following the normal ...
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What's going wrong with my Luxrender Prism?

I've just started playing around with LuxRender in Blender. I've made a scene with a sun and light going through a slit into a prism. To the prism I have assigned the prisma material from the ...