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appleseed is a modern, physically-based production renderer.


appleseed is a modern, physically-based open source final frame renderer. Started in 2009, it has grown into a robust production rendering toolset and has been battle-tested on several projects such as TV documentaries, ads, promotional videos and animation shorts.

appleseed is available under the MIT license.

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Check out our detailed build instructions to build appleseed from source.

More developer documentation can be found in the wiki.

On the Web

Sample Works

Light And Dark (BBC 4)

Light And Dark (BBC 4)

Fetch (2013 Preview)

Fetch (2013 Preview)

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