Light Tracer Render

Intuitive Tool for Highest Quality Product Rendering

Quickly create amazing-looking images and animations with photo-real quality
Enjoy industry-leading performance on any GPU and share your artwork on Web

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WHY CHOOSE LIGHT TRACER RENDER?

Physically correct and accurate, our 3D rendering software ensures photorealistic visuals with the best quality and least effort

Easy to use 3D rendering software Easy to use 3D rendering software
Model by Francisco Correa

Incredible
3D rendering tool

Light Tracer is a super easy, fast, and incredible physically-based 3D rendering tool delivering accurate ray tracing on virtually any GPU. With its interactive workflow, you may quickly create amazing photo-real shots and videos of your 3D models. Check out our YouTube channel and Discord to get rendering tips and share your artwork!

Model by Radovan G.

Your fastest way to
photo-real visuals

You can use Light Tracer to create stunning renderings for any purpose and industry — whether you are a professional working in a commercial environment or a hobbyist working on a personal project. Quickly produce amazing visuals of your automotive projects, product designs, jewelry projects, architecture visualization, voxel art, and more.

Model by T-FLEX CAD

The real-time
workflow you need

Light Tracer reacts to all scene changes interactively, making designing your 3D models an easy and fun process. All the adjustments of materials, light sources, and object positions are immediately visible in the viewport that always displays the final rendering result. More importantly, Light Tracer can fully utilize the power of almost any GPU released within the last decade!

Model by Roland Schneider

Craft engaging
visual stories

Bring your artwork to life with high-quality video animations! Light Tracer supports animated 3D models and interactive physical simulations. Effortlessly design unique camera paths and lens animations for advertising, visualization, or just for fun! The user-friendly interface is a breeze for beginners while still offering the depth that experienced users crave.

Model by Joris Deschamps

The world’s first
renderer for Web

In addition to native versions, Light Tracer can run directly in a web browser delivering uncompromised raytracing quality. It leverages the power of your GPU and does not suffer from network latency and throughput limitations. You may publish your artwork from the standalone version and showcase it interactively on the web!

Try in web

If you run the Web version on a dual-GPU laptop, ensure your browser uses a dedicated GPU

We recommend to use at least GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1050 / AMD Radeon RX 560 / Apple M1

RENDERING FEATURES

These are some of the most relevant features of Light Tracer GPU renderer

Physically-based GPU engine

Physically-based GPU engine

GPU render engine ensures physically-correct light simulation and works on any graphics card. Both discrete NVidia/AMD GPUs and integrated Intel/AMD/Apple GPUs are supported

Fast GPU render engine

Fast and efficient

Leveraging the power of the GPU, Light Tracer renders at fully interactive speeds. Any changes to the scene are instantly visible on the screen, allowing you to tweak settings easily

Caustic mode / path guiding

Advanced light transport

Light Tracer uses importance sampling and bi-directional path tracing for intelligent light-path construction. It allows for efficient handling of caustics and hidden light sources

Production ready rendering software

Production ready

Light Tracer supports render passes, advanced post-processing, automatic shadow catching on any surface, and seamless integration with customizable backplates/backdrops

PBR material workflow

PBR material workflow

Render engine features Disney principled and rough glass materials widely used in production rendering. It accurately simulates metal, plastic, paint, leather, cloth, gemstones, rubber, etc.

IBL lighting / HDRI editor

HDRI editor / IES lights

Light Tracer designed for image-based lighting (IBL). Import existing HDRI maps or create your studio lighting environments with a built-in HDRI editor. Emissive meshes are supported as well

ACES color workflow

ACES color workflow

Render engine uses Academy Color Encoding System featuring an RGB-based workflow with a high dynamic range and an ultra-wide gamut encompassing the entire spectral locus

Tone mapping

Tone mapping / Post-processing

Light Tracer features an advanced filmic tone mapping curve for displaying HDR images on LDR devices, as well as a thin lens camera model with a physically correct Depth-of-Field (DOF) effect

Real-time AI denoising

Real-time AI denoising

Get final images even faster using Intel® Open Image Denoise or NVIDIA OptiX™ denoiser. They allow filtering out noise from your renders, resulting in clean images in a fraction of the time

Online web GPU rendering

Built-in physics engine

Thanks to the built-in physics engine, you can interactively set extremely realistic positions of scene objects during transformation. Build your scenes easily!

Online web GPU rendering

Labels / stickers

One of the most awaited features is finally here! Now, you can freely place labels and logos on your products with ease. You will be surprised at how intuitive such a workflow can be!

Online web GPU rendering

Animation

Light Tracer not only fully supports animated 3D models but also allows you to animate the camera and lens. This will transform the way you think about presenting your finished project!

Materials / lights library

Materials / HDRI library

To setup scenes quickly, Light Tracer Render comes with a library of 1500+ customizable PBR materials, HDRI environment maps, and studio lights that allow you to get results as soon as possible

Import from 3D formats

3D file formats

Import the most common 3D formats such as OBJ, STL, PLY, (zipped) glTF2.0, FBX, DAE, 3DM, as well as STEP/IGES CAD formats. When importing from CAD, control how accurately surfaces are tessellated

Online web GPU rendering

Render in web browser!

Light Tracer is the world's first client-side, ray tracing GPU rendering solution for Web. Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and the latest versions of Safari are now supported!

Web version uses the same rendering engine, but has some limitations

See all features and learn the differences between versions here

Get Light Tracer Render

Download and sign up to get free 14-day trial

GPU released after 2013 with updated driver required (see details)

Windows

Windows 10/11 64-bit

Download 2.8.0

macOS

macOS Catalina or newer

Download 2.8.0

We constantly improve Light Tracer Render. See what's new in the most recent version

Top Rendering Scores

Top-10 GPUs ranked by rendering performance in the Light Tracer engine

Higher scores are better, doubling the score indicates halving rendering time

Average score Graphics card Runs
178056
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 2
151435
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 2
116157
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 6
113315
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER 1
99065
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER 2
94863
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 2
86481
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 1
83240
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (laptop) 1
81977
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 1
80628
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER 2

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding Light Tracer's GPU rendering engine