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Max Plugins

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
Brazil r/s http://www.splutterfish.com/sf/WebContent/B4Maxedit
BusyRay http://www.busyray.com/edit
Click-VR Visualizer http://www.codeblend.com/products/visualizeredit
Corona Renderer http://corona-renderer.com/edit
finalRender http://www.finalrender.com/edit
FryRender [exporter] http://fryrender.com/edit
Light Studio http://www.lichtplaner.com/default_ls.aspedit
Luminaire Tools http://sourceforge.net/projects/luminaire/edit
Maxwell http://www.maxwellrender.com/edit
Mental Ray http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=6837573&siteID=123112edit
RenderPipe [exporter] http://www.art-render.com/page/110/renderpipe.htmedit
V-Ray http://www.chaosgroup.com/en/2/vray.htmledit
VoxelRender [exporter] http://voxelrender.ru/about.htmledit
AF Render [dead] http://web.archive.org/web/20041014140620/http://homepages.irk.ru/frango/af_afr_eng.htmedit
The Atmospheric Engine [dead] http://web.archive.org/web/20011213215152/http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/2143/tests.h ...edit
Entropy [dead] http://www.renderman.org/RMR/OtherLinks/blackSIGGRAPH.htmledit
Insight [dead] http://web.archive.org/web/20021216184710/http://www.integra.co.jp/insight/index.htmedit
Jackie [dead?] http://www.movimage.com/edit
RadioRay [dead] http://web.archive.org/web/20021108074314/http://www.lightworkdesign.com/news/pressreleases ...edit
Raygun [dead] http://web.archive.org/web/20010608120202/http://www.us.righthemisphere.com/raygun30/raygun ...edit
RayMAX [coma] http://www.raymax.com/edit
RayStudio [dead] http://www.nervana.montana.edu/sculpture/animation.htmledit
RenderP3D [dead] http://web.archive.org/web/20040616063042/http://www.paralelo.com.br/en/solucoes/tecnologia ...edit
ShaderLight http://www.artvps.com/content/shaderlight/what-is-shaderlightedit
MaxMan [dead] http://web.archive.org/web/20041011055811/http://128.121.234.253/research/maxman/edit
VLightMAX [dead (VirtuaLight no longer available stand-alone, integrated into trueSpace), exporter] http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://vlightmax.3dvf.net/edit
 

Maya Plugins

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
FryRender [exporter] http://fryrender.com/edit
FurryBall http://furryball.aaa-studio.cz/edit
LightEngine3D:RayDiffuse http://www.lightengine3d.com/edit
Maxwell http://www.maxwellrender.com/edit
RenderPipe http://www.art-render.com/page/110/renderpipe.htmedit
Turtle http://www.illuminatelabs.com/edit
V-Ray [in progress] http://www.chaosgroup.com/en/2/vray.htmledit
 

Cinema4D Plugins

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
FryRender http://fryrender.com/edit
V-Ray http://www.vrayforc4d.com/edit
 

Rhino3D Plugins

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
Brazil r/s http://www.rhino3d.com/brazil/edit
Flamingo 3D http://www.flamingo3d.com/edit
Maxwell http://www.maxwellrender.com/edit
Toucan http://reconstructivism.net/toucanalphatesting.htmedit
RhinoMan http://rhinoman.com/edit
VRayforRhino http://www.asgvis.com/edit
 

XSI Plugins

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
FryRender [exporter] http://fryrender.com/edit
Luxion http://www.luxion.dk/edit
 

Lightwave Plugins

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
FPrime http://www.worley.com/E/Products/fprime/fprime.htmledit
Kray http://www.kraytracing.com/edit

Maxwell: http://www.maxwellrender.com/

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
VirtualRender http://virtualrender.trueart.euedit
WizardEye3D http://www.wizeye3d.com/edit
 

Caligari Truespace Plugins

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
LightWorks [built-in] http://www.lightworkdesign.com/products/overview.htmedit
V-Ray http://www.caligari.com/products/trueSpace/ts75/Brochure/VRay1p0.aspedit
Virtualight [built-in] http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.3dvirtualight.com/edit
 

SketchUp Plugins

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
IDX Renditioner http://www.idx-design.com/IDX/IDXRenditioner/tabid/709/Default.aspxedit
IRender nXt http://www.renderplus.com/wk/IRender_nXt_w.htmedit
Maxwell http://www.maxwellrender.com/mw2_plugins.phpedit
nXtRender http://www.renderplus.com/wk/NXtRender_w.htmedit
RenderLights http://www.renderlights.com/edit
Shaderlight http://www.artvps.com/content/shaderlight/sketchup/what-is-shaderlightedit
SU Podium http://www.suplugins.com/edit
TurboSketch http://www.turbosketch.net/edit
Twilight Render http://www.twilightrender.com/edit
V-Ray http://www.asgvis.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=8&Itemid ...edit
 

Revit Plugins

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
AccuRender nXt http://www.renderplus.com/wk/AccuRender_nXt_for_Revit_w.htmedit
 

Blender

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
Blender Internal http://www.blender.org/edit
Cycles http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Render/Cyclesedit
YafRay http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Render/Engines/Yafrayedit
 

General

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
3Delight http://www.3delight.com/edit
AccuRender http://www.accurender.com/edit
Advanced Rendering Toolkit http://www.artoolkit.org/edit
AIR http://www.sitexgraphics.com/html/air.htmledit
Angel http://www.dctsystems.co.uk/RenderMan/angel.htmledit
Aqsis http://www.aqsis.org/edit
ARC+ Render http://www.arcrender.com/edit
Arnold http://www.solidangle.com/edit
Artishock Graphics http://www.artyshock.net/edit
Blue Moon Rendering Tools http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Moon_Rendering_Toolsedit
Corona Renderer http://corona-renderer.com/edit
Dali http://www.seanet.com/~myandper/gallery.htmedit
(Desktop) Radiance http://radsite.lbl.gov/radiance/HOME.htmledit
Elvish Ray http://code.google.com/p/elvishray/edit
Evermotion NOX http://www.evermotion.org/noxedit
FluidRay http://www.fluidray.com/edit
Gray http://www.keepitsimple.nl/edit
dRad http://users.softlab.ece.ntua.gr/~jpanta/Graphics/HierarchicalRadiosity/edit
Gamma-Ray http://www.gamma-ray.de/edit
GRT http://www.nongnu.org/grt/edit
Helios Radiosity Renderer http://www.helios32.com/edit
Igneus http://www.igneus.co.uk/edit
Iguana http://www.iguana.sherweb.net/edit
Indigo http://www.indigorenderer.com/edit
Inspirer http://www.integra.jp/en/inspirer/index.htmledit
[no name] http://www.flipcode.com/cgi-bin/fcarticles.cgi?show=65091edit
[no name] http://www.flipcode.com/cgi-bin/fcarticles.cgi?show=65267edit
JaTrac http://wfmh.org.pl/thorgal/jatrac/edit
JIG http://www.steamboat-software.com/jigwhat.htmledit
jrMan http://www.jrman.org/edit
Hungry Cat http://www.hungrycat.hu/edit
HyperShot http://www.bunkspeed.com/hypershot/edit
Kilauea http://www.seanet.com/~myandper/gallery.htmedit
KosmoKleaner Raytracer http://www.kosmokleaner.de/raytracer.htmledit
Kray http://www.kraytracing.com/edit
Kerkythea http://www.kerkythea.net/joomla/edit
Keyshot http://www.luxion.com/edit
Lefty http://wifl.at.org:8080/~fusion/lefty3.phpedit
Lightflow http://www.lightflowtech.com/edit
Lightsprint http://lightsprint.com/features.htmledit
LightWorks http://www.lightworkdesign.com/products/overview.htmedit
LightRay http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/~cburns/lightray/lightray.phpedit
LightRay http://www.fooberman.com/lightray/lightray.phpedit
Lucille http://lucille.sourceforge.net/edit
Lux Render http://www.luxrender.net/edit
MachStudio Pro http://www.studiogpu.com/edit
Maxwell http://www.maxwellrender.com/edit
[no name, dead] DEAD LINK, NO ARCHIVE http://users.student.lth.se/d98mpe/index.htmledit
[no name, dead] http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.rawhed.com/uttumuttu/rt/rt.htmledit
Mental Boy http://www.banterle.com/francesco/gallery.htmledit
Mental Ray http://www.mentalimages.com/products/mental-ray.htmledit
Meridian (formerly RenderFish) http://sunfishstudio.com/software.htmedit
Metropolight [now possibly in Caligari Truespace] http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.3dvirtualight.com/mlt/edit
MiniLight http://www.hxa.name/minilight/edit
Mitsuba http://www.mitsuba-renderer.org/edit
MLT Renderer http://web.archive.org/web/20040628034601/http://www.cs.brown.edu/people/pdemoreu/mlt.htmledit
muRay http://muray.sourceforge.net/edit
Mystique http://web.archive.org/web/20021202122757/http://www.mysticgd.com/projects/mystique/mystiqu ...edit
[no name] http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/nickamy/edit
OPath http://opath.sourceforge.net/edit
Pane http://kevinbeason.com/scs/pane/edit
PARC http://www.flarg.com/parc/edit
Parthenon http://www.bee-www.com/parthenon/index.htmedit
PBRT http://www.pbrt.org/edit
Perceptuum http://www.hxa7241.org/perceptuum/edit
Phos http://web.archive.org/web/20050213120552/http://users.ntua.gr/jpanta/Phos/edit
Pixie http://www.renderpixie.com/edit
POV-Ray and MegaPOV http://www.povray.org/edit
PowerSketch/Real http://www.magic-hour.co.jp/edit
PR Renderman https://renderman.pixar.com/edit
Radium http://www.radiumrenderer.com/edit
Ray of Light http://claustres.lautre.net/rol/edit
Ray-Bundle Renderer http://www.fsz.bme.hu/~szirmay/ThesisSzKL.htmedit
RayWonder http://web.archive.org/web/20040413231557/http://polygone.flipcode.com/raywonder2.htmedit
redqueen https://redqueen.jux.com/edit
RenderBitch http://www.renderbitch.org/edit
RenderCat http://web.archive.org/web/20050205142201/http://www.brunslo.com/cessen/rendercat/rendercat ...edit
RenderKuh http://mysticgd.com/thomas/lycium.cfxweb.net/indexOld.htmledit
RenderPark http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/cwis/research/graphics/RENDERPARK/edit
RenderSpud http://renderspud.blogspot.com/edit
Render-Dot-C http://www.dotcsw.com/rdc.htmledit
Rendition http://www.holomatix.com/products/rendition/about/edit
Rhea http://graphics.ucsd.edu/~arash/rhea/edit
Roel's Raytracer http://www.xs4all.nl/%7Ereije081/raytracer/index.htmledit
Roel's Raytracer 2 http://www.xs4all.nl/%7Ereije081/raytracer2/index.htmledit
SAFIR http://reynald.dumont.free.fr/Gallery.htmledit
SHOT http://www.bunkspeed.com/edit
Spectral Studio http://www.spectralpixel.com/edit
Speos http://www.optis-world.com/p_speos.htmedit
SSRT (Shaun's Simple RayTracer) http://www.nirenstein.com/e107/page.php?11edit
sma|rt▓ [DEAD LINK, NO ARCHIVE] http://web21.reseller8.publicompserver.de/html/modules/news/edit
SSRT http://people.cs.uct.ac.za/~snirenst/SSRT/edit
Sunflow http://sunflow.sourceforge.net/edit
THEA RENDER http://www.thearender.com/edit
TLRCam http://people.brandeis.edu/~mirmanedit
Trenki Raytracer http://www.trenki.net/content/view/15/35/edit
Toxic http://www.toxicengine.org/edit
Turtle http://www.illuminatelabs.com/edit
Verso [slumber] http://www.tobiashill.se/?cat=8edit
Vidro http://www.vidro-project.com/edit
Virtualight [now in Caligari Truespace] http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.3dvirtualight.com/edit
WinOSi http://www.winosi.onlinehome.de/edit
YafaRay (succeeds YafRay) http://yafaray.org/edit
YASRT (Yet Another Simple Ray Tracer) http://www.yasrt.org/edit
VoxelRender http://voxelrender.ru/about.htmledit
WizardEye3D http://www.wizeye3d.com/edit
Lightscape [dead, 3rd PARTY LINK] http://products.engineering.com/aec/software/p00638/prodover.htmedit
Muse http://viarender.com.sapo.pt/products/muse/index.htmedit
RenderP3D [dead] http://web.archive.org/web/20040616063042/http://www.paralelo.com.br/en/solucoes/tecnologia ...edit
 

SourceForge-hosted miscelleanous

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
Dream Quest http://sourceforge.net/projects/dreamquest/edit
GNU GMAN http://gman-toolkit.sourceforge.net/edit
Illuminate http://illuminate.sourceforge.net/edit
Inyo http://inyo.sourceforge.net/edit
Luminaire http://sourceforge.net/projects/luminaire/edit
PiscisRT http://piscisrt.sourceforge.net/edit
RadiosGL http://hcsoftware.sourceforge.net/RadiosGL/RadiosGL.htmledit
Raja http://raja.sourceforge.net/edit
Raycer http://raycer.sourceforge.net/edit
RenderX http://sourceforge.net/projects/renderx/edit
R.I.S.E. http://rise.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/makepage.cgi?Homeedit
Virtuality http://virtuality.sourceforge.net/edit
zRcube http://zrcube.sourceforge.net/edit
 

Applications with native production quality renderers

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
3ds max http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=5659302&siteID=123112edit
4D Blue http://www.4dblue.com/edit
AGI32 http://www.agi32.com/Products/AGI32/agi32.htmedit
ArtĚLantis Render http://www.artlantis.com/products/studio/edit
Art of Illusion http://www.artofillusion.org/edit
Bakery Relight http://www.bakery3d.com/edit
Carrara http://www.daz3d.com/i/software/carrara?_m=dedit
Cheetah3D http://www.cheetah3d.com/edit
Cinema4d (finalRender) http://www.maxon.net/pages/products/cinema4d/cinema4d_e.htmledit
Cybermotion 3D http://www.3d-designer.com/edit
Electric Image Animation System http://www.eias3d.com/edit
Form-Z http://www.formz.com/edit
Genesis http://www.solardigital.com/Site/3D.htmledit
Houdini (See: Mantra) http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14&Itemid=43edit
Imagine3D http://www.imagine3d.org/edit
LightWave 3D http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/index.phpedit
Lumion 3D http://lumion3d.com/edit
Mantra http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1001&Itemid=266edit
Maya http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=7635018edit
Modo http://www.luxology.com/modo/features/renderingedit
Moonlight|3d http://ml3d.sourceforge.netedit
Presenter3D http://www.presenter3d.com/products/P3Dv2_Info.phpedit
Project:Messiah http://www.projectmessiah.com/edit
Now3D http://www.now3d.it/Eng/edit
NuGraf http://www.okino.com/nrs/nrs.htmedit
Realsoft 3D http://www.realsoft.fi/edit
Renderworks http://www.nemetschek.net/renderworks/edit
Shade http://my.smithmicro.com/win/shade/index.htmledit
Strata 3D (Pro) http://www.strata.com/strata3d.aspedit
SUBSTANCE (P.U.R.E.) http://www.neuro-systems.net/documents/pure.htmledit
Terragen http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/edit
Topas/Topas Pro http://www.crystalgraphics.com/products.topas.faq.htmledit
trueSpace [using Virtualight / LightWorks] http://www.caligari.com/Products/trueSpace/tS75/Brochure/Intro.aspedit
Twinmotion http://www.twinmotion.com/edit
Vue d'Esprit http://www.e-onsoftware.com/edit
3D-Designer [DEAD] http://www.3d-designer.com/edit
 

Hardware-based

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
UDRVE http://www.bunkspeed.com/edit
Gelato http://www.nvidia.com/page/gz_home.htmledit
RayBox http://www.artvps.com/page/109/raybox.htmedit
RenderDrive http://www.artvps.com/edit
rs-mr (mental ray) http://www.artvps.com/page/161/rs-mr.htmedit
PURE [dead] http://www.artvps.com/news.11.htmedit
 

Hybrid CPU/GPU (CUDA, OpenCL, etc.)/Dedicated Hardware

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
Arion http://www.randomcontrol.com/arionedit
Augenblick http://www.numenus.de/index_en.htmledit
iRay http://www.mentalimages.com/products/iray.htmledit
Octane http://www.refractivesoftware.com/edit
OpenRL http://www.caustic.com/caustic-rt_caustic-gl.phpedit
Spectral Studio http://www.spectralpixel.com/edit
 

Special Mentions

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
The Relativistic Raytracer http://www.anu.edu.au/Physics/Searle/edit
Relativistic Raytracing (POVray) http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/~amb/rrt/edit
Light++ http://www.photon.at/~werner/light/edit
EVA http://algorithmicarts.com/eva-renderer/edit
G2 http://www.worley.com/E/Products/g2/g2.htmledit
Wavelength-dependent Ray Tracer http://www.student.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~cs488/Contrib/s01/a5/dmmccorm.htmledit
RealStorm http://www.realstorm.com/edit
Piranesi http://www.informatix.co.uk/piranesi/index.shtmledit
Tracy http://www.momorprods.com/tracy/index.htmedit
OpenRT http://www.openrt.de/edit
 

Rendering (typically, GI) fakes

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
Enlight http://www.afterworks.com/EnLight.aspedit
HDRdomeLight http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/HDRdomeLightedit
E-Light http://home.wanadoo.nl/r.j.o/skyraider/e-light.htmedit
LightMesh http://www.gfx-inside.net/lightmesh/edit
LumaObject http://web.archive.org/web/20020804162655/http://www.cebas.com/us/lumaobject1.htmedit
ScatterVL Pro http://www.afterworks.com/ScatterVL.aspedit
ZBornToy http://www.taronites.com/zborntoy/zborntoy.phpedit
Bunch of Volumes [dead] http://web.archive.org/web/20010405144304/http://www.cebas.com/us/bov.htmedit
 

Insufficient information on these

NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
Direct Photon Renderer http://www.highendnet.com/list_servers/render_theory/archive/1671.htmledit
Melon Fuzz http://web.archive.org/web/20030429175212/www.rainbo.com/people/renderbrandt/index.htmedit
 

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NameURL/LinkSubmitChanges
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