EMERYVILLE, CA — Pixar Animation Studios announced that the RenderMan team will present new insights at SIGGRAPH 2012 into its very latest rendering technologies, including upcoming releases RenderMan Studio 4.0 and RenderMan Pro Server 17.0, along with live demonstrations of RenderMan On Demand, Pixar’s new cloud rendering service. Emphasizing the versatility and performance advantages of RenderMan’s hybrid architecture, the presentations will focus on features such as a sophisticated system for ray-traced multi-bounce global illumination, interactive ray-traced re-rendering, deep textures, and methods for Maya artists to manage and integrate VFX with a minimal learning curve. Special presentations from major studios such as Weta Digital, ILM, Cluster Studios, and Laika, will be complimented by RenderMan workflow demonstrations with affiliated solutions from The Foundry, Pixologic, GreenButton, Golaem, and Lollipop Shaders. Finally, demonstrations of Pixar’s cloud rendering service, RenderMan On Demand, will be presented regularly along with a special SIGGRAPH promotion offering free cloud rendering cycles to RenderMan users.
“In always rapidly paced advertising projects with tight deadlines, short budgets and a small team, RenderMan has proven to be the right tool offering superb creative power so our artists can create great imagery with quick response times, and it’s fun and thrilling to use,” said Armando “Doc” Ricalde CTO of Cluster Studios.