Evermotion has released its new unbiased render engine, NOX, as an open beta. The software is free even for commercial jobs.
Best known for its high-quality architectural assets, NOX marks Evermotion’s major foray into software development. The renderer is available as a standalone Windows executable with a plug-in to link it to 3ds Max.
A linking script is also available for Blender users.
The software includes a standard range of features of a renderer of this type, including support for multilayered materials, physical camera settings, a sun/sky system and a range of post processes – although, as yet, no normal or displacement mapping, and no subsurface scattering.
Update (13 July): The download is live, but requires you to be logged into the site.
Visit the NOX homepage
(Download requires you to be logged into the site.)