A global illumination (GI) renderer comparison

There is a render forum now and you should register there to get access to 
this repository:

The only reason why this repository is not public yet is that Arnold isn't
publicly available and there are some .ass files (Arnold scene description)
in the repository, but you can always ask to have access to a particular 
renderer (and the resulting render-specific files - or all non-Arnold 

The materials collected here was used for a workshop given at the 
Filmakademie Ludwigsburg in Germany (on Januray 31st, 2012):
Filmakademie Baden-W├╝rttemberg
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg

In the meantime I updated and added more files to automate the rendering of
test files for a tech talk I gave at FMX 2012 (

Here is a link to a summary of the tech talk (which was given on May 10th):

The slides for the presentation are available for download from and as soon as Arnold
will be publicly available I will grant public access to this
repository and my Blender importers/exporters (currently RAD import,
RIB and ASS export) which are on Bitbucket as well:

The tech talk covered following renderers:

- Radiance (
- Arnold (
- V-Ray (
- Maxwell (
- Indigo (
- iray (
- Luxrender (
- Octane Render (
- and others