appleseed is a modern, open source, physically-based global illumination rendering engine primarily designed for animation and visual effects.
appleseed is actively developed by a small, international team of talented volunteers from the animation and VFX industry. Its core mission is to provide
... [More] individuals and small studios with a complete, reliable, fully open rendering package.
Over the years appleseed has been used on several projects including TV documentaries, ads, promotional videos and an animation short, "Fetch, a very short film": http://www.fetchaveryshortfilm.com/ [Less]
The Once Known as SmallPT is a cheap editable realtime derivation of http://kevinbeason.com/smallpt/
By way of the marketing department, some outrageously insignificant numbers: on a Quadro® FX 5800, on the default scene at default resolution and configuration, 768x512x(2x2)x118fps = 185.6M
... [More] 4-bounces rays are traced per second (alternatively, a maximum of 742.4M bounces are generated).
Requires CUDA 2.1 to compile and run.
contact: thierry berger-perrin, http://ompf.org
arrows, pg-up/down to move, [ctrl] faster, [shift] slower. mouse 1: center camera, [alt] spawn sphere. mouse 2: drag, move camera, [shift] other plane. mouse 3: picking, [ctrl] resize, [alt] move, [alt+shift] move other plane. 'u': toggle full 3D bloat. 'z': reset the accumulation buffer. most actions are about a selection, and are templated from the clipboard. ctrl-c/ctrl-v: copy/paste, [shift] paste at camera. 'backspace': deselect; '+'/'-': cycles selection; 'del': delete selection, 'home': look at selection. F5/F9: load/save. F2: global operations. 'p' to toggle the top left panel, 's' to toggle the right one (which is about the selection).
News2009/01/20:Linux back-port. [Less]