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Fun-Da-Mental Materials


This collection of ACES compliant RenderMan materials is the creation of artist and director Eugene Riecansky and a great companion resource to the RenderMan Fun-Da-Mentals course.

Using native Pixar nodes, this material library has been packaged for a seamless experience with the RenderMan Preset Browser across all DCCs.

Fun-Da-Mental Materials Teaser

These shading networks will expand your knowledge of RenderMan by providing creative look-dev scenarios, so have fun and get mental!

Gumball Machine courtesy of Fabio Sciedlarczyk.


Drag the contents into your Asset Library > Materials folder. The files are organized by category and can be easily searched in your preset browser.

Make sure to transfer the installation RenderManAssetLibrary folder to a location with full writing privileges.

Once you transfer the Materials folder and move your Asset Library into a different location, it is important to tell Maya through the preferences that you want to use the new path.

Or you can create a new environment variable in you Maya.env file, which will make sure you are always pointing to the right folder:

RMAN_ASSET_LIBRARY = /My/Folder/Example/RenderManAssetLibrary

Eugene Riecansky

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About the Author

After 28 years of creating films, motion gfx and CG for brands such as Red Bull, Pixar Animation Studios, Jim Carrey, Massive Attack, Maxon, Vivienne Westwood, The Prodigy & Madonna, Eugene has now turned his focus to inspiring and mentoring like minded creatives by helping them achieve their creative goals & ambitions.

Terms of Use

Fun-Da-Mental Material Pack is free of copyright.
CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0). Public Domain Dedication.

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