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== User documentation==
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== Resources for artists ==
 
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=== Introduction ===
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===Documentation===
* [[Introduction to LuxRender]]  
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* [[Overview]]
* [[Goals and Philosophy]]
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* [[LuxRender User's Manual]]
* [[Features]]
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* [[Frequently Asked Questions]]
* [[Exporter_Status|Available exporters]]
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* [[Integration in 3D programs]]: Blender, Carrara, DAZ Studio, Poser, SketchUp, Softimage
* [http://www.luxrender.net/gallery/main.php Gallery]
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* [[Getting Help|Getting Help - Forum and IRC]]
* [[Screenshots]]
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* Installation
* [[Show-off_pack|Example Scenes]]
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** [[OSX_installation_instructions| Installing LuxRender on OS X]]
* [[Benchmarks]]
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* [[Authors]]
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* [[How to get involved]]
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=== Download ===
 
* [http://www.luxrender.net/en_GB/download Download]
 
 
* [[License]]
 
* [[License]]
 
* [[External resources]]
 
* [[External resources]]
  
=== Installation instructions ===
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===Community Resources===
* [[Installing_LuxRender_and_LuxBlend| Installing LuxRender and LuxBlend 2.49 on Windows or Linux]]
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* [https://plus.google.com/communities/106721019993935773464 Google+ Community]
* [[OSX_installation_instructions| Installing LuxRender and exporters on OS X]]
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* [http://luxrender.deviantart.com DeviantArt gallery]
* [[LuxBlend_2.5_installation_instructions|LuxBlend (2.5+) installation instructions]]
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* [http://vimeo.com/groups/27884 Vimeo Videos]
  
=== Help ===
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===New Features of each release===
* [[Getting Help|Getting Help - Forum and IRC]]
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* [[New_in_1-7|New Features in 1.7 (in development)]]
* [[Frequently Asked Questions]]
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* [[New_in_1-6|New Features in 1.6]]
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* [[New_in_1-5|New Features in 1.5]]
 
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* [[New_in_1.0|New Features in 1.0]]
===New Features Announcement Pages===
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* [[New_in_0-8|New Features in 0.8]]
 
* [[New_in_0-8|New Features in 0.8]]
* [[New_in_1.0|New Features in 1.0]]
 
* [[New_in_1-5|New Features in 1.5]]
 
* [[New_in_1-6|New Features in 1.6 (in development)]]
 
 
===Community Galleries and Videos===
 
* [http://luxrenders.deviantart.com DeviantArt group]
 
* [http://vimeo.com/groups/27884 Vimeo group]
 
 
===LuxRender Tutorials===
 
* [[Gold_material | Creating a Gold Material]]
 
* [[Jade_material | Creating a Jade Material]]
 
* [[Pearl_material | Creating a Pearl Material]]
 
* [[Creating a soap material | Creating a Soap Material (LuxRender 0.7.1)]]
 
* [[Creating Beautiful Caustics]]
 
* [[Creating materials for a swimming pool scene]]
 
* [[Lightgroups_tutorial | Using Light groups and basic animation]]
 
* [[Using_Amazon_Elastic_Compute_Cloud_(EC2)_To_Add_Rendering_Capacity | Using Amazon EC2 To Add Rendering Capacity]]
 
* [[Border_Render | Border Rendering: Rendering a portion of your image]]
 
* [http://youtu.be/dwmgXHXJn4A video tutorial: Making a Sunlit Room]
 
* [[HDR_with_Luminance | HDR tone mapping with Luminance/qtpfsgui]]
 
 
===Exporter Tutorials===
 
* Blender 2.5+
 
**[[Introduction_to_LuxBlend|Introduction to LuxBlend]]
 
**[[Exporting_Object_as_Proxy | Replacing an Object with a Lowpoly Proxy]]
 
**[[Sun%2C_Sky_and_HDRI|Calibrating HDR environments]]
 
* Blender 2.49 (deprecated)
 
** [[Tutorial_1:_Your_first_scene|LuxBlend tutorial: your first scene]]
 
** [[LuxBlend tutorial: creating a simple interior scene]]
 
** [[LuxBlend tutorial: image textures and mix materials]]
 
** [[LuxBlend tutorial: Displacement Map| LuxBlend tutorial: displacement mapping]]
 
** [[Tutorial_3:_Using_Procedural_textures_and_displacement_mapping|LuxBlend tutorial: procedural textures]]
 
** [http://www.vimeo.com/4810249 video tutorial: Rendering MOI3D Models in Blender and LuxRender]
 
** [http://www.vimeo.com/5109661 video tutorial: How to use light groups]
 
** [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lgkMd3M5KI&feature=related video tutorial: glass and fluid studio setup] (LuxRender 0.6/0.7 dev versions)
 
 
 
===Materials Database===
 
===Materials Database===
 
* [[Mat_DB_Guidelines|Materials Database Submission Guidelines]]
 
* [[Mat_DB_Guidelines|Materials Database Submission Guidelines]]
  
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=== LuxRender Manual ===
 
* [[LuxRender_Interface|Interface]]
 
* [[LuxRender_Lighting|Lighting]]
 
* [[LuxRender_Cameras|Cameras]]
 
* [[LuxRender_Materials|Materials]]
 
* [[LuxRender_Textures|Textures]]
 
* [[Bump_and_Displacement|Bump, Displacement, and Normal maps]]
 
* [[Loopsubdivision|Loop Subdivision]]
 
* [[Hair_and_Fur|Hair and Fur]]
 
* [[LuxRender_Volumes|Volumes]]
 
* [[Portals|Portals]]
 
* [[LuxRender_Render_settings|Render Settings]]
 
* [[LuxRender_Tone_mapping|Tone Mapping]]
 
* [[LuxRender_Light_groups|Light Groups]]
 
* [[Render_passes|Passes (AOVs)]]
 
* [[Motion_Blur|Motion Blur]]
 
* [[Lens_effects|Lens Effects]]
 
* [[Network_rendering|Network Rendering]]
 
* [[Animation Rendering]]
 
* [[Refine Brush|Refine Brush]]
 
* [[GPU|GPU Acceleration]]
 
* [[Luxconsole|LuxConsole]]
 
* [[LuxMerger]]
 
* [[LuxMark]], [http://www.luxrender.net/luxmark/ LuxMark Benchmark Results]
 
* [[New_User_Tips_and_Tricks|New User Tips and Tricks]]
 
* [[Common_Error_Messages|Common Error Messages]]
 
 
===Exporter Manuals===
 
* 3dsMax:
 
** [[LuxMax Manual]]
 
* Blender 2.5+:
 
**[[LuxBlend25 Manual|LuxBlend Manual]]
 
**[[LuxBlend25_Render_Panel|LuxBlend Render Settings]]
 
**[[LuxBlend25_Materials|LuxBlend Material Settings]]
 
**[[LuxBlend_Node_Editor|LuxBlend Node Editor]]
 
**[[LuxBlend25_LuxCore|LuxBlend LuxCore Mode]]
 
**[[LuxBlend25_LuxCore_NodeEditor|LuxBlend Node Editor (LuxCore Mode)]]
 
* Carrara 8.1, 8.5:
 
**[http://docs.daz3d.com/lib/exe/fetch.php/public/read_me/index/16380/16380_luxus-carrara-manual.pdf Luxus for Carrara official manual]
 
**[http://carraracafe.com/plugins/luxus-for-carrara-manual-pdf/ Luxus for Carrara unofficial manual]
 
* DAZ Studio:
 
**[http://preta3d.com/ Reality exporter overview]
 
**[http://preta3d.com/reality-documentation Reality exporter pdf manual]
 
**[[LuxRenderDS|LuxRenderDS exporter documentation]]
 
**[http://wiki.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/read_me/index/15891/start Luxus exporter wiki and pdf manual]
 
* Poser 9 / Pro 2012:
 
**[http://preta3d.com/reality-documentation Reality 4 exporter pdf manual]
 
* SketchUp:
 
** [[SU2Lux manual|SU2LUX Manual]]
 
* Softimage XSI:
 
** [[LuXSI Manual]]
 
 
===Manuals of Deprecated Exporters===
 
* Blender 2.49
 
**[[LuxBlend_Overview|Overview/Getting Started]]
 
**[[LuxBlend_Material|Material]]
 
**[[LuxBlend_Camera_and_Environment|Camera and Environment]]
 
**[[LuxBlend_Render|Render settings]]
 
**[[LuxBlend_Output|Output]]
 
**[[LuxBlend_System|System]]
 
**[[LuxBlend_Keyboard_Shortcuts|Keyboard Shortcuts]]
 
* Cinema 4D:
 
** [[LuxC4D Manual]]
 
* Maya:
 
** [[LuxMaya Overview]]
 
** [[LuxMaya Installation]]
 
** [[LuxMaya Getting started]]
 
** [[LuxMaya Manual]]
 
 
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* [[LuxRays|LuxRays overview]]
 
* [[LuxRays|LuxRays overview]]
 
* [[LuxCore|LuxCore API]]
 
* [[LuxCore|LuxCore API]]
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* [[LuxCore_SDL|LuxCore SDL]]
 
* [http://www.luxrender.net/release/luxrays_api_docs/luxrays/html/ LuxRays API]
 
* [http://www.luxrender.net/release/luxrays_api_docs/luxrays/html/ LuxRays API]
 
* Exporters
 
* Exporters

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