fresnel is a python library for path tracing publication quality images of soft matter simulations in real time. The fastest render performance is possible on NVIDIA GPUs using their OptiX ray tracing engine. fresnel also supports multi-core CPUs using Intel’s Embree ray tracing kernels. Path tracing enables high quality global illumination and advanced rendering effects. Fresnel offers intuitive material parameters (like roughness, specular, and metal) and simple predefined lighting setups (like cloudy and lightbox).
Here are a few samples of what fresnel can do: