News | RenderMan at SIGGRAPH 2015

RenderMan at SIGGRAPH 2015

ntroducing A Major New Event, Pixar Animation Studios’ RenderMan Art & Science Fair

EMERYVILLE, CA – (August 4th 2015) Pixar Animation Studios will present unprecedented insights into the development of RenderMan’s advanced RIS technology at SIGGRAPH 2015. To do full justice to the range of possibilities that RIS enables, a major new Art & Science Fair will be held on Wednesday August 12th at Club Nokia at LA Live, in which RenderMan experts will share their vision of the future of cinematic rendering and showcase how RenderMan is making waves in the production industry, including previously undisclosed early production shots from upcoming Pixar feature films.

The format of Pixar’s RenderMan Art & Science Fair will consist of ten demonstration areas where SIGGRAPH attendees can explore different aspects of rendering related technology from both Pixar and RenderMan partners including Pixar’s production pipeline and research department, while also mixing with colleagues from the industry. Highlights will include the latest updates on RenderMan’s connectivity to Blender, Cinema4D, Houdini, Katana, and Maya, Pixar’s support of open interchange standards, a preview of metered licensing technology plus new cloud features in Tractor, and more. The main Feature Presentation of the evening will focus on RenderMan's RIS architecture along with an announcement of upcoming developments. Also presented will be a special screening of Pixar's latest animated short film, “Sanjay's Super Team.”

Please visit Pixar’s SIGGRAPH 2015 booth (#945) at the Los Angeles Convention Center for additional information on RenderMan’s RIS technology, and how it can be applied to your projects.

Pixar’s RenderMan Art & Science Fair begins on Wednesday August 12th at 5:30pm in the Club Nokia at LA Live, 800 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles 90015. Please visit the Pixar booth if you would like to attend and have not registered in advance. More information is available by contacting

Availability & Compatibility

Pixar’s RenderMan is available in both Commercial and Non-Commercial versions. More information is available at The following 64-bit operating systems are supported: Mac OS 10.10, 10.9 and 10.8, Windows 8 and 7, and Linux glibc 2.12 or higher and gcc 4.4.5 and higher. RenderMan is also compatible with versions 2014, 2015, and 2016 of Autodesk’s Maya, and with version 2.0 of The Foundry’s KATANA.

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including "Toy Story," "Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” "The Incredibles,” "Ratatouille," "WALL•E," "Up," "Toy Story 3” and “Brave,” the Northern California studio has won 30 Academy Awards® and its films have grossed more than $8.7 billion at the worldwide box office to date. “Inside Out,” Pixar’s fifteenth feature, is currently in theaters worldwide.


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