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What is Cycles?
Cycles is a ray tracing renderer focused on interactivity and ease of use, while still supporting many production features.


Manuals for both Artists and Developers are available.

Cycles is officially under the Blender Foundation umbrella, and so is developed on Source code is available either as standalone repository or as bundled into Blender sources.

To clone Cycles together with blender please consult BF Blender project.

To clone Cycles source from stadalone repository as read-only use:

git clone git://

To clone as read-write (needs ssh key):

git clone

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Online browse of sources is available for:

Module Owners: @Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) @Thomas Dinges (dingto) @Sergey Sharybin (sergey)
Developer Members: @Lukas Stockner (lukasstockner97) @Mai Lavelle (maiself) @Dalai Felinto (dfelinto) @Stefan Werner (swerner) @Alexander Gavrilov (angavrilov) @Martijn Berger (juicyfruit) @Nathan Letwory (jesterking)
User Members: @Matt Heimlich (m9105826) @Marco G (marcog)

Sergey Sharybin (sergey) changed the join policy from "Moderators (Project)" to "No One".Nov 15 2014, 4:08 PM
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