To make getting into RenderMan as easy as possible, access to Pixar's RenderMan Certified Courseware is free, for all registered users of the RenderMan Forums. The Courseware will give you the confidence you need to make the most out of RenderMan.
From introductory concepts to advanced production techniques, Pixar’s RenderMan Certified Courseware is the perfect educational resource for everyone from the beginner to the advanced professional. With contributions from the world’s most accomplished visual effects and feature animation studios, you will learn both how RenderMan works and how RenderMan is applied in real-world production.
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Pixar's RenderMan Certified Courseware is an invaluable resource for learning RenderMan, covering everything from basic theory to sophisticated real-world applications. The courseware is available in several different packages to suit the needs of different users, from individuals to schools to production studios.
The courseware contains a huge amount of materials in one searchable wiki. From basic theory, to case studies, to RenderMan specific SIGGRAPH course notes and sketches, the courseware makes finding information quick and easy.
"Great resource! There's so much experience in here, I wish I'd spent the last 10 years at the beach and then just read this!"
Shader Supervisor at Weta Digital.
With the detailed lesson plans provided with the courseware, universities and colleges may integrate Pixar's RenderMan Certified Courseware into their own computer graphics programs. With aggressive educational pricing, schools will now be able to offer the highest standards of RenderMan training for the next generation of 3D wizards.
The courseware illustrates many techniques used in production environments at the best studios in the industry . . . the kind of hard-won practical information required to create awe-inspiring special effects. With contributions from the world's most accomplished visual effects and feature animation studios, the materials go far beyond the fundamentals to illuminate some of the most advanced tricks and techniques used today. The courseware documents a selection of case studies from Pixar, ILM, Sony, Weta, and others.
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Author of Rendering for Beginners
"Solving rendering problems in the thick of production requires a fundamental understanding of RenderMan and knowledge of the tips and tricks that users and studios have developed over the years. The Courseware does a great job of presenting both aspects in one central repository."
Pixar Effects Supervisor
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