To download and run LuxRender, please follow the following steps:

1. Download and install LuxRender

LuxRender for Windows LuxRender for OS X LuxRender for Linux
Windows OS X

2. Download and install a plugin

To use LuxRender with your 3D application you will need a plug-in to convert the scene to the LuxRender format. If you don't have one of those plug-ins here is a list of what programs are available and where you can find them:

Blender 2.49b Blender 2.6x 3DS Max SketchUp
C4D DAZ Studio XSI Poser

Carrara Maya

Download materials

Materials can be found and downloaded via the community materials database.

Downloading source code

The complete source code for LuxRender is available from our Mercurial Repository:

The source for the exporters and other parts of the LuxRender project are also in Mercurial, and are listed here:

At times, cloning the repository from our main server may fail due to limited resources. We also have a mirror of the repositories available on which  should be a lot faster and more reliable:

In case you want to compile LuxRender yourself, please check the Building_on_Windows, Building_on_OSX or Building_on_Linux wiki pages.

Community News More...

New exporter for Revit

AMC Bridge has published a new exporter for Revit with the ability to render on MS Azure cloud. Get all the details in the announcement.


LuxBlend 1.3.1a release

A bug fix release of LuxBlend has just been issued to fix a few annoying issues.


Website maintenance

We're going to switch over the website hosting. The exact time isn't yet decided, but expect the site to be down during the operations. You'll be able to find more information in the forum or in the #luxrender IRC channel.


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