RenderMan version 22.5 features a completely rewritten RenderMan for Houdini plugin and expands the user experience with interactive displacements, OSL hardware acceleration, and sampling improvements.
RenderMan bridge tools are more modern and faster than ever, giving you new creative possibilities at every step of the way.
Tractor is a modern and robust solution for network rendering, capable of scaling up to the largest render farms.
RenderMan offers a combination of unbiased and biased rendering techniques which provide both accuracy and technical efficiency
The RIS technology in RenderMan has matured and evolved through rewrites to the raytracing core, new hair descriptions, memory optimizations, and pipeline groundwork, resulting in a highly-optimized framework for production needs. This evolution in technology offers best-of-class in rendering for both VFX and feature film animation. Today RenderMan is the most flexible, powerful, and reliable tool for rendering cinematic imagery.
RenderMan 22 has been completely redesigned for interactivity and fast access to its scene graph, allowing new workflows in multiple departments. With a new framework consisting of integrators, BRDF’s (written in C++), and intelligent light services, RenderMan is setting new standards for both speed and memory efficiency.
For visual effects artists, RenderMan has never been more accessible and efficient. Today there are many options for integrating RenderMan into VFX pipelines, including solutions from Pixar for Autodesk’s Maya, The Foundry’s KATANA, and SideFX’s Houdini (scheduled for Q4 2018). For lighting and look development, RenderMan offers a state-of-the-art system for interactive rendering that is capable of dramatically increasing the throughput of production scenes while allowing artists to focus on their art, not only in lighting and shading, but also while building their worlds.
This intuitive system for physically-based rendering and Pixar-standard production materials, lights, and integrators allows artists to create the most photorealistic imagery conceivable.