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RenderMan for Houdini Tips

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This ongoing series of tutorials provides tips and tricks for RenderMan 23 and Houdini 18. The training also provides a very helpful project file with a fully renderable planet earth for RenderMan 23 and Houdini 18, so you can start testing your newly gained RenderMan expertise.

The video is suited perfectly for RenderMan beginners and requires minimum knowledge of Houdini 18.

Topics include:

  • Setting up and using the 3rd party app "RenderMan Utility Manager" on Linux.
  • Modify the IT.ini file to fix rare crashes for Debian based systems.
  • Setting up environment variables
  • Dealing with Ngons.
  • Speeding up your texture stream and first pixel time.
  • Using USD Files outside of LOPs.
  • Basic rendering setup.
  • Learn how to navigate the community on Discord and on the RenderMan Website.
  • ...and many more!

About the Author

Alexander Weide is a visual effects Generalist with over 20 years of experience and is passionate about making training videos since 2011.


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