RenderMan has a flexible licensing system. A single RenderMan License can be used either for batch rendering or for rendering with an artist seat.
Floating or Node Locked
Choose between floating and node locked licensing. Floating RenderMan licenses can be distributed across a network as needed, allowing the full utilization of all licenses on the renderfarm to achieve top performance. On the other hand, node locked licenses offer ease of installation and are an efficient solution for a single workstation.
RenderMan (includes Tractor) . . $595 USD per license RenderMan Annual Maintenance . . $250 USD per license Tractor (stand alone). . . . . . $100 USD per license Tractor Annual Maintenance . . . $20 USD per license
There are several RenderMan solutions for rendering in the cloud, providing extraordinary burst capacity.
Licensing is per day, with a minimum of 10 licenses for 7 days.
We are happy to help you determine the best configuration for your needs. Write us to request a custom quote for any configuration, from a single license, to a site license, or temporary burst capacity. Request a quote ▶
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North American Schools
For schools commited to offering studies in RenderMan, we're are happy to provide a reasonable donation and help you find a solution for your purposes. Request a Quote ▶
For schools outside of North America, please contact the RenderMan Reseller in your area above.
RenderMan costs $595 per license, and provides access to the batch renderer and all of the interfaces to all supported authoring applications. One free license of Tractor is also included with every license of RenderMan. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your local reseller where we can configure compelling packages tailored for your specific requirements.
Are RenderMan licenses either floating or node-locked?
Commercial RenderMan licenses by default are floating providing the flexibility to deploy RenderMan anywhere on your network. Node-locked licenses can be made available upon request.
What does RenderMan maintenance provide?
Yearly maintenance is $250 per RenderMan license for commercial users and includes full support, upgrades, and beta access within a 1-year term.
Is maintenance on Tractor available and what does it cover?
Yes, maintenance is $20 per Tractor license for commercial users and includes full support and upgrades within a 1-year term.
How can I upgrade to the latest version of RenderMan?
If I upgrade to the latest version of RenderMan, can I still use previous versions?
Yes. Older versions of RenderMan will still continue to function even after you upgrade, and commercial users have access to archives of previous version of RenderMan.
Are previous versions of RenderMan still available for NCR?
No. Non-Commercial RenderMan only supports the latest version of RenderMan. If you'd like to install a previous version, you may purchase a license which will give you access to previous versions of RenderMan. Since Non-Commercial RenderMan is free, we only have the resources to support one version at a time.
Which is the current Non-Commercial version?
Non-Commercial and commercial RenderMan are both at version 23.
Where can I find more information about RenderMan pricing?
Please write us on our Contact Page with your questions. One of our specialists will help you learn more about Pixar's RenderMan.
Are cloud rendering services available for RenderMan?
Yes. Several cloud services providing RenderMan metered by the minute or hour are available, including Google Zync and Rayvision. More services are being added. Please write RenderMan Sales for updates.
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