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:

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...

LuxRender v1.6 release

The final release of LuxRender v1.6 is now available for download. Please see the announcement for details and show us what you can do with it!


LuxRender v1.6RC1 Release

We have released the first RC for version 1.6 of LuxRender. Check out the announcement for details.


LuxViewer for iPad

AMC Bridge has contributed the code of LuxViewer for iPad, a free LuxRender viewer.


LuxRender 1.5.1 release

A quick fix has been made available due to a few annoying issues with glossy materials. Please see the announcement for details.