What are some alternatives?
When comparing Mitsuba and V-Ray, you can also consider the following products
Keyshot - KeyShot 3D rendering and animation software is the fastest, easiest way to create amazing, photographic visuals of your 3D models. Enter your search in the box aboveTryYour download of KeyShot is only moments away.
Blender - Blender is the open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation.
POV-Ray - What was then called STAR-Light, and later renamed to PV-Ray and ultimately POV-Ray, has therefore been on this planet for a whopping 9, 190 (or 11, 000) revolutions by now (plus another guesstimated 150 above it).
Cinema 4D - Cinema 4D is a 3D modeling, animation, motion graphics and rendering application.
IC3D Suite - iC3D is the first real-time all-in-one package design software that lets user generate live 3D digital mockups on-the-fly.
Unity - The multiplatform game creation tools for everyone.