Logo of Kerkythea


Kerkythea is a famous standalone rendering system developed by Ioannis Pantazopoulos. It's available for Windows, Linux and MAC OS X.

Type of softwareEdit

Kerkythea was released in April 2005. At the time, it was only available for Windows. After that, in October 2005, it was made compatible with Linux. It is also available for MAC OS X now. It's a freeware which can be downloaded here.


Kerkythea has got exporters for Blender, 3DS MAX, GMAX and SketchUp. The SketchUp exporter is called SU2KT. It goes with a component collection of lights that are working after you render with Kerkythea.


Kerkythea's popularity comes mainly from it's many features. Here are some of them:

  1. Bump Mapping
  2. Clip Mapping
  3. Normal Mapping
  4. Bevel Mapping
  5. Edge Outlining
  6. Fog
  7. Depth of field
  8. Isotropic Volume Scattering
  9. Surface and Material Instancing
  10. Faced Translucency
  11. Dispersion
  12. Anti-aliasing (Texture Filtering, Edge Antialiasing)
  13. Selection Rendering
  14. Faked Caustics