Free alternatives Blender SketchUp Art of Illusion
Commercial alternatives 3ds Max
Operating systems Windows Linux Mac OS X

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Specialized software for creating 3D scenes. Do not have a graphical editor, all the scenes are set in the script. The program supports a huge number of materials, textured, different models of reflection.

The program uses the ray tracing so that images are realistic.

Examples renderings

Render trees in POV-Tree, and post-processing in Photoshop CS4.

POV-Ray sample of tree rendering

POV-Ray render sample

POV-Ray bonsai render

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