- The Industry Standard
The leader in VFX for 25 years.
"RenderMan has helped visual effects artists bring some of the most memorable images of the last twenty years to movie audiences all over the globe. This has contributed to the amazing success and exponential growth of the worldwide visual effects industry and raised the standards of our craft's technological aspects in every area."
Chairman of Visual Effects Society
"What began as an interesting artistic exercise is now an indispensable tool. It's notable that twenty years after putting its first pixels on the screen RenderMan remains the benchmark for all rendering technology."
Chairman of Lucasfilm
"RenderMan made it possible to do so much! In the early days, motion blur was only possible with RenderMan. And it's still the most sophisticated rendering system. My hat's off to Ed Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith and the rest of the genius squad who made it available."
Visual Effects Supervisor
Used By Studios Everywhere
Since the beginning of computer graphics in films, Pixar's RenderMan® has been there ... rendering VFX for such classics as The Abyss, Terminator II, Jurassic Park, Toy Story, & many others.
Today Pixar's RenderMan is the gold standard for the VFX industry, used everywhere by studios large and small to create outstanding graphics for feature films and broadcast television. Pixar's RenderMan has been used on every Visual Effects Academy Award Winner of the past 15 years, and 49 out of the last 53 nominees for Visual Effects have chosen Pixar's RenderMan to produce the highest quality special effects possible. In fact, the developers of RenderMan have received their share of awards over the years.
The Power to Deliver
Pixar's RenderMan has been specifically engineered to meet the demanding challenges of rendering 3D animation and visual effects. This means RenderMan is fast, efficient, and able to handle an astonishing amount of geometric complexity along with offering cutting-edge effects. Critically, Pixar's RenderMan has been developed to deliver outstanding imagery during the stresses of real-world productions. This means that in your own 3D work, you can trust that RenderMan is ready for the job ... with not only outstanding features, but the power to deliver.