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Kerkythea is a standalone renderer, using physically accurate materials and lights, aiming for the best quality rendering in short time. The target of Kerkythea is to make easy the task of quality rendering by providing the necessary tools to setup the scene, such as staging using the real-time viewer, material editor, general/render settings editors, etc., under a common interface.


Windows, Linux based on Intel SSE2 Pentium or compatible CPU. MacOSX 10.6 or higher, on Intel Pentium or compatible CPUs. X11 server required for Linux and MacOSX platforms. OpenGL required for running the full application but not necessary when running in command-line mode. Memory 256Mb Ram (1GB or more recommended for rendering complex scenes). Resolution 1024×768 or higher (32 bit color recommended). 3-button wheelmouse recommended.

License Agreement

Kerkythea is freeware copyrighted product and can be used under the following terms:
1. You can not re-distribute Kerkythea software from web sites or other ways of redistribution (for example, magazine CD, person to person).
2. You can use Kerkythea and its produced output (rendered images) for your work (including commercial) completely free without any fees. Mentioning the rendering software is appreciated but not required.

Note: The licenses of the libraries used can be found in the Licenses subfolder. Other material found on official web site are copyrighted by their respective authors.

Disclaimer Of Warranty
Kerkythea is provided “as-is” and without warranty of any kind, express, implied or otherwise, including without limitation, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall the author of this software be held liable for data loss, damages, loss of profits or any other kind of loss while using or misusing this software. The software must not be modified, you may not decompile, disassemble. Any kind of reverse engineering of the software is prohibited.

Export Controls
Licensee acknowledges that the Products may be subject to the export control laws and regulations of the United States and other countries, and any amendments thereof. Licensee agrees that Licensee will not directly or indirectly export the Products into any country or use the Products in any manner except in compliance with all applicable U.S. and other countries export laws and regulations.