YafaRay is a free open-source montecarlo raytracing engine released under the LGPL 2.1 license. Raytracing is a rendering technique for generating realistic images by tracing the path of light through a 3D scene. A render engine consists of a specialised computer program that interacts with a host 3D application to provide specific raytracing capabilities "on demand". The YafaRay engine can be used in the following 3D applications: Blender, Edificius, pCon-planner and Wings 3D.

You can download YafaRay binaries and the source code in the downloads section.

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Furniture scene by Arquitecto

Latest News

November 7, 2015

David has released a new version of the YafaRay-E (Experimental) testing branch. There are builds available for Windows 32/64bits, Linux 32/64bits and Mac OSX 64bits (version 10.6 or higher). You have the description about the new version and the download links here.

October 15, 2015

We have prepared a new YafaRay Experimental version 1.0.0 with builds for Windows 32/64 bits and for Linux 32/64 bits, tested with Blender 2.76. Main changes and fixes are:

  • Fixes to the Color pipeline and linear workflow. Better Color Management integration with Blender.
  • Fixes to Volumetrics and their inclusion in the Recursive Raytracing process so now they are correctly reflected and refracted like other objects, which fixes an old problem when mixing transparent objects with volumes.
  • Fixed some artifacts with bump mapping.
  • New per-material "visibility" parameter that allows fully visible materials, materials without shadows, materials "shadow only" and fully invisible materials.
  • New per-light enable/disable function and "cast shadows" option, so we can choose if we want each light to cast shadows or not.
  • Other fixes for white dots, and other issues.

More detailed information and download links here. As an experimental version, it could have new and unexpected issues so please let us know if you have any problems. Use the thread linked above and/or the bugtracker to report problems and issues.

May 10, 2015

We are very happy to announce that we are releasing new binaries for YafaRay and the exporter for Blender 2.74, called 0.1.99 Beta 3. You can find more information and download links on this forum thread. Main changes from YafaRay 0.1.5 are:

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