Education

Learn RenderMan with some of the leading educational & training resources in the world

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Official Pixar moderated RenderMan community

The official RenderMan community is a training and resource portal moderated by Pixar, where you'll find Pixar curated and community moderated content, such as training, shader and lighting resources, as well as practical scenes to learn from.

You can also showcase your great work!

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To help you learn the skills you need to achieve your full potential.

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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Take your skills to the next level. For professionals. By professionals.

fxphd is a subscription-based online vfx, post-production, and motion graphics training program led by professionals. We offer both application and craft-based courses, online discussion forums, and vpn software. RenderMan Community

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Pixar in a Box

Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school — math, science, computer science, and humanities — are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney. 

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University

Higher Education

Over 200 universities all over the world have chosen Pixar's RenderMan as part of their curriculum. Contact your preferred university for more information.


Get your team up to speed with our Official Workshops, bringing certified training to your studio or educational institution. The standard curriculum can be fully customized to meet your specific requirements.

 


Overview

On Location

We bring certified training to your studio or educational institution

Customize

Choose the focus of your Workshop, from introductory to advanced topics

Scheduling

Workshops run from three to five days, and can be arranged at your preference

Certification

All participants who finish the Workshop will receive an Official Certificate of Completion

 

Onsite Training


We will send certified trainers to your studio or institution to provide training on site, for groups up to 15 people. These exclusive workshops are provided at your location, and at your convenience for minimal disruption.

Customization

You may customize your Workshop to meet the requirements of your studio. For instance, choose to focus on Katana, Houdini, or Maya integration. Select introductory or advanced subjects. Cover technical topics such as shader writing, or specific workflows like using Substance Painter with RenderMan.

Customization

You may customize your Workshop to meet the requirements of your studio. For instance, choose to focus on Katana, Houdini, or Maya integration. Select introductory or advanced subjects. Cover technical topics such as shader writing, or specific workflows like using Substance Painter with RenderMan.

 
 
 
 
"The workshop brought my RenderMan knowledge to a whole new level. It was the best way to finally learn advanced topics and apply them in our studio pipeline."

-Ernst Janssen Groesbeek, 9to3 Animation

Standard Curriculum

Workshops can be scheduled from three to five days, with the standard curriculum covering the following:

Look Development

  • Best Practices with Pixar Surface
  • Advanced Shading Techniques
  • Displacements

Lighting

  • Best Practices with Pixar Lights
  • Image Based Lighting (HDRI)
  • Light Filters

Integrators

  • Unidirectional Path Tracing
  • VCM
  • Debugging Integrators

Tractor and Farm Rendering

  • Setting Up Tractor
  • Job Management
  • Cloud Rendering

Additional Topics

  • Optimization & Noise Reduction
  • Statistics
  • Hair & Fur

 

  • Volumes
  • Light Path Expressions (LPE’s)
  • Tips & Tricks

Look Development

  • Best Practices with Pixar Surface
  • Advanced Shading Techniques
  • Displacements

Lighting

  • Best Practices with Pixar Lights
  • Image Based Lighting (HDRI)
  • Light Filters

Integrators

  • Unidirectional Path Tracing
  • VCM
  • Debugging Integrators

Tractor and Farm Rendering

  • Setting Up Tractor
  • Job Management
  • Cloud Rendering

Additional Topics

  • Optimization & Noise Reduction
  • Statistics
  • Hair & Fur
  • Volumes
  • Light Path Expressions (LPE’s)
  • Tips & Tricks

Cost & Scheduling

We are happy to work with you to find the best Workshop solution for your studio or institution. Please write with an explanation of your interest and preferred timing, and we will get back with you with a proposal and quote.

 
 

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