The latest version is appleseed 1.7-beta. It was released on June 8th, 2017.

Please check the release notes for the list of new features and bug fixes available in this version.

Intermediate, preview releases are also regularly made available from the Releases page on GitHub.

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appleseed is the default renderer of Gaffer by Image Engine.

Gaffer is a general purpose node-based application designed for use in the visual effects industry.

It provides basic tools for procedural scene generation, shader authoring, rendering, and image compositing.

appleseed-max is a native plugin for Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2015, 2016 and 2017.

appleseed-maya is a native plugin for Autodesk® Maya® 2017+ currently in development.

Demo Scenes


appleseed shaderball

The shaderball, like all our assets, is licensed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

OBJ icon made by Freepik from licensed under CC 3.0 BY.

Source Code

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Note that the preferred way to obtain appleseed source code is to clone the Git repository hosted on GitHub. This will allow you to stay in sync with the latest updates and fixes as soon as we pushed them to GitHub.

Make sure to follow our detailed build instructions if you want to build appleseed from sources.