December 14, 2022 Allison

Easy way to install a render engine in Blender

Blender is a free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, and even video editing and game creation. In this article, iRender will guide you an easy way to install a render engine in Blender.

Blender's built-in render engines

Blender itself has some really powerful render engines which you can find easily in the sidebar in render properties. It’s free of use and there are no additional needs for installation. As soon as you install and run Blender, all render engines are accessible.

Eevee, Workbench, and Cycles are three free render engines offered by Blender that you may access under Render Properties – Render Engine. Let’s review the characteristics of three common rendering engines in Blender.

Eevee is a real-time render engine that allows users to preview the final render effect. It is built using OpenGL and focuses more on speed and interactivity while achieving the goal of rendering PBR materials. The biggest strength of Eevee is the speed of the shading and texturing process in the viewport. And the biggest difference between Eevee and other renderers is, Eevee uses rasterization and is not available for ray tracing.

Workbench is a render engine optimized for fast rendering during modeling and animation preview. It is not intended to be a render engine that will render final images for a project. Its primary task is to display a scene in the 3D Viewport when it is being worked on.

Cycles is a render physically-based path tracer render engine with a rich set of rendering features, including powerful PBR shading nodes, accurate subsurface scattering, vector displacement, adaptive subdivision, volume scattering and absorption, caustics, crypto matter support, and more. It also features multi-GPU rendering support for both Nvidia and AMD GPUs as well as GPU + CPU “Hybrid” rendering support with tile-stealing.

In addition to the three render engines available inside the blender, there are also some well-known renderers that support Blender render as well. Such as V-Ray, Redshift, Octane, LuxCoreRender, RenderMan, and so on.

Third-party render engines

if you want to use some third-party render engines like Octane or V-Ray, you can install them like an add-on in this way:

Edit -> Preference -> Add-ons -> Install

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