GLOBE_3D is a real-time 3D engine. It features unconditionally portable sources (one set of sources for all platforms), real-time rendering (fast with a 3D hardware-accelerated graphics card), full eye movements and rotations, display of combinations of colors, materials, and textures, transparency, multiple area rendering with the portal technique (e.g. for inner scenes), collision detection, binary space partition (BSP), input-output of 3D objects or groups of objects linked to each other by portals, easy management of resources like textures (.bmp and .tga), BSP trees, and objects stored in .zip files, screenshots (.bmp) and video captures (.avi), multi-view support, and vectorized geometry support.
YafaRay is a raytracing engine. Raytracing is an image rendering technique for generating realistic images by tracing the path of light through a 3D scene. A render engine consists of a "faceless" computer program that interacts with a host 3D application to provide specific raytracing capabilities "on demand". Blender 3D is the host application of YafaRay.