World’s Most Versatile Renderer
With a new state-of-the-art framework optimized for physically-based rendering, RenderMan can deliver unmatched flexibility for any production pipeline.
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Not only is RenderMan used for our own feature films at Pixar, it is also used throughout the industry for rendering Visual Effects and animation, making scalability and versatility one of its core strengths.
The Mandalorian © Disney
RenderMan delivers out-of-box production tools straight from Pixar and ILM, including materials and light transport…no development required.
With RenderMan XPU™ artists can greatly speed up their look development workflows by harnessing the power of their GPU and can expect perceptually identical results when rendering final frames.
The innovative Stylized Looks toolset allows RenderMan to deliver images beyond photorealism. Artists can render images that look like cartoons and illustration.
Built for Collaboration
RenderMan ships with the latest open source tools and comprehensive APIs so you can develop complex collaborative environments, for maximum pipeline flexibility
Luca © Disney/Pixar
For studios using the latest pipeline tech, RenderMan can render directly to USD Hydra. Learn how Pixar uses USD in our Pipeline.
RenderMan ships with MaterialX Lama, a new layered material system developed by Industrial Light & Magic to meet the needs of the most demanding visual effects.
The Irishman © Netflix
RenderMan has a unique way of dealing with light transport, by giving artists and developers creative control over camera rays.
Volumes & Particles
Smoke, fire, clouds, dust, OpenVDB… RenderMan can render it better and faster than ever.
RenderMan has the ability to resume interrupted renders, redefining the animation approval process.
Advanced Hair Shading
RenderMan ships cutting-edge hair and fur materials developed at Pixar Animation Studios.
Soul © Disney/Pixar
Displacements are a core strength of RenderMan. With support for 32bit maps, PTEX, and vector displacements which can all be edited interactively.
RenderMan AOV and LPE passes can be edited interactively, providing artist friendly and robust workflows for compositing.
Finding Dory © Disney/ Pixar
RenderMan ships with a production-ready Denoiser, which includes optimizations for Intel CPUs, and CUDA acceleration for NVIDIA GPUs.
RenderMan on Demand
RenderMan can be used seamlessly with the leading Cloud Rendering solutions, providing extraordinary burst capacity.
Fully Featured Camera
RenderMan’s motion blur and depth-of-field can mimic the behavior of real-world cameras, so RenderMan’s synthetic images can realistically simulate their conventionally filmed counterparts.
The One and Only Ivan © Disney.
Production Proven Render Management
Included with every purchase of RenderMan, Tractor is a modern and robust solution for network rendering, currently deployed at some of the biggest VFX studios in the industry.
The Lion King © Disney