3D Rendering Software

3D rendering software and services breathe life into computer-generated interior scenes. To make you feel the reality of the project, true-to-life interiors are a must for architectural visualization.

A house design created in Live Home 3D app and rendered in V-Ray
A house design created in Live Home 3D Pro app and rendered in V-Ray

You can use any home design app, such as Live Home 3D, for designing impressive projects. In some cases, when photorealistic renders are required, a special service is a great help. We have carried out the research and selected several rendering services that will help you achieve extremely photorealistic renders of your interiors.

3D Rendering Solutions

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V-Ray

V-Ray Rendering is available as a plug-in for a great number of popular apps, including SketchUp, 3ds Max, Modo, Maya, Rhino, Cinema 4D, Revit, Unreal, etc. The prices vary from $350 to $470 a year. We recommend this cool renderer to help you visualize everything imaginable and create photoreal imagery.

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LumenRT

LumenRT rendering software helps produce attention-grabbing, real-time visualizations of your images. Novices and pro users alike can use LumenRT to render scenes of cinematic quality in real time, animate models, incorporate digital nature and share these creations with others.

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SketchFab

SketchFab offers Physically Based Renderer (PBR) to achieve a new level of realism for your online 3D models. PBR is based on real-world values, making it extremely accurate and consistent. This subscription-based service can fit any budget and even offers a free option.

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Twinmotion

Twinmotion helps to produce high-quality images, panoramas and standard or 360° VR videos. Twinmotion features an intuitive interface and a powerful Unreal Engine. Unreal Engine is an open and advanced real-time 3D creation platform, available for both Windows and macOS. Currently, Twinmotion is available for $249 and is free for use in education.

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RenderNow

RenderNow is a cloud render farm service, which is a network of high-performance computer systems working together on rendering images. It helps bring down the cost and time of rendering projects of any size.

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Maxwell

Maxwell is seamlessly integrated into most of the major 3D/CAD software solutions, such as Rhino, SketchUp, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max, Revit, ARCHICAD, Cinema 4D and formZ. As an alternative, the standalone Maxwell Studio offers an independent production/rendering environment to create, edit and render Maxwell scenes. Maxwell is available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

To sum up, here is the list of 3D rendering software available on the market, which can help you get photorealistic renders:

  • V-Ray
  • LumenRT
  • Physically Based Renderer (PBR) by SketchFab
  • Twinmotion
  • RenderNow
  • Maxwell
Revised: March 2020

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