Jonathan Lampel shows you how to use the latest version of Pixar’s RenderMan within Blender. With an addon for PRMan, which is available as well on Github, there are now even better opportunities using this free rendering software right in your favorite open-source graphics suite!
The new noise reduction technology in version 20 will make your render times 10x faster.
The new update to the software includes a rendering option called RIS, which is specifically optimized for ray tracing scenes with heavy geometry. The mode can be used in situations where it would take too long or resource-intensive if not rendered fully realistically like hair and volumes but still give you an idea of what’s going on so that objects don’t look blurry when up close. Rendering takes place much faster without using as many resources.
The Pixar StudioRender plugin is now available for Autodesk 3ds Max 2017. This new version includes three different rendering modes: REYES, which was the only mode in previous versions; free non-commercial license of their physically plausible renderer accessible to download and use with evaluations or research purposes without charge as well educational material on request from Disney/Pixar
The output should be about what has changed since last year.
The Fully Functional Non-Commercial version of RenderMan is fully functional without watermark or limitation. For further details, check out Pixar’s FAQ on their website!