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 Andrea Notarstefano

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 Stéfan Slabbert

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!

And 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

Guided rendering

State-of-art GPU path tracing engine can learn light distribution in a scene and use it for importance sampling of light paths delivering noise-free images as quickly as possible

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 faster using Intel or NVIDIA AI denoisers. Or simply get almost instant noise-free previews when editing the scene. Use the real-time built-in GPU denoiser even in the Web version

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, VOX, 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 2.4.0

macOS

macOS Catalina or newer

Download 2.4.0

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding Light Tracer's GPU rendering engine

Our Team

Meet the team who is developing Light Tracer Render

Please contact info@lighttracer.org if you have any questions or want to use Light Tracer GPU engine in your products.