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Kerkythea is a stand alone rendering engine.

Kerkythea is a stand alone rendering engine.

Supported 3D File Formats:

  • 3DS Format
  • OBJ Format
  • XML (internal) Format
  • SIA (Silo) Format (partially supported)

Supported Image Formats:

  • All supported by FreeImage library
  • [JPG, BMP, PNG, TGA, HDR included]

Supported Materials:

  • Matte
  • Perfect Reflections/Refractions
  • Blurry Reflections/Refractions
  • Translucency
  • Dielectric Material
  • Phong Material
  • Ward Anisotropic Material
  • Lafortune Material
  • Thin Glass Material
  • Anisotropic Ashikhmin Material
  • Layered Material (additive combination of the above)

Supported Shapes:

  • Triangulated Meshes
  • Spheres
  • Planes

Supported Lights:

  • Point Omni
  • Point Spot
  • Point Diffuse
  • Area Diffuse
  • Soft-Shadow
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Sky Lighting
  • [Physical Sky, SkySphere Bitmap (Normal or HDRI)]

Supported Textures:

  • Constant Colors
  • Bitmaps (Normal and HDRI)
  • Procedurals
  • [Perlin Noise, Marble, Wood, Wave, Checker]
  • Any Weighted or Multiplicative Combination

Supported Features:

  • Bump Mapping
  • Normal Mapping
  • Clip Mapping
  • Bevel Mapping (an innovative KT feature!)
  • Edge Outlining
  • Depth of Field
  • Fog
  • Isotropic Volume Scattering
  • Faked Caustics
  • Faced Translucency
  • Dispersion
  • Antialiasing
  • [3x3 extra rays, 3x3 stratified iterative, texture filtering]

Supported Camera Types:

  • Planar Projection
  • [Pinhole, Thin Lens]
  • Cylindrical Pinhole
  • Spherical Pinhole

Supported Rendering Techniques:

  • Classic Ray Tracing
  • Path Tracing (Kajiya)
  • Bidirectional Path Tracing (Veach & Guibas)
  • Photon Mapping (Jensen)
  • [mesh maps, photon maps, final gathering, irradiance caching, caustics]
  • Diffuse Interreflection (Ward)
  • Depth Rendering

Application Environment:

  • OpenGL Real-Time Viewer
  • Material Editor
  • Easy Rendering Customization
  • Sun/Sky Customization
  • Script System
  • All of the above integrated in a compact application! :)
  • certain features may be absent on some of the rendering techniques
FreewareFiles tested Kerkythea 2008 v2.0.1.9 on 2008-10-18 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean. It does not contain any form of malware, spyware, viruses, trojans, etc. We will re-test each updated version and remove the award as well as the program if found infected.

User Reviews
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Reviewer: -zozo    Review Date: 2007-07-23
Average Rating (11 Votes )
Pros:  None

Cons:  None

Other Thoughts:  a very good free-rendering engine you will ever use
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