Get finalRender for free
A free physically accurate spectral renderer for 3ds Max
FinalRender is a versatile, physically accurate spectral render engine with support for 3ds Max’s native materials and lights, and for key plugins like Forest Pack.
A built-in scene converter makes it possible to render scenes using Mental Ray or V-Ray materials directly.
No trueHybrid, network or NPR rendering, but licensed for commercial use
The free edition lacks the commercial version’s trueHybrid CPU/GPU rendering system, meaning that users must choose to render purely on the CPU, or purely on the GPU.
In addition, it lacks network rendering support, and finalToon, the non-photorealistic renderer bundled with the commercial version.
However, it’s otherwise feature-complete, is not time-limited, and can be used for commercial work.
System requirements and availability
finalRender Free is available for 3ds Max 2018+. GPU rendering requires a Nvidia CUDA card. Read the licence agreement before you install, as future releases are “unlikely to offer backwards compatibility”.