A modern open source rendering engine for animation and visual effects
Under MIT License
By appleseedhq

python blender animation cpp qt vfx 3dsmax rendering maya lighting visual-effects



appleseed is an 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 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.

appleseed is available as a portable C++ library with C++ and Python APIs, as a set of standalone applications for Windows, Linux and macOS, and as native plugins for content creation applications. Downloads →

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appleseed and its accompanying software is released under the MIT license.

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