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 a
efficient solution for a single workstation.
RenderMan (includes Tractor) . . $495 USD per license
RenderMan Annual Maintenance . . $200 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.
Google Zync ▶ Rayvision ▶
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 anything from one license, to a site
license, or temporary burst capacity.
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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.
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For schools outside of North America, please contact the RenderMan Reseller
in your area. Find your Authorized Reseller.
RenderMan costs $495 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
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 $200 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
Yes. Older versions of RenderMan will still continue to function even after
you upgrade, and commercial users have access to archives of previous version
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
Where can I find more information about RenderMan pricing?
Please write us on our
with your questions. One of our specialists will help you learn more about
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
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