RenderMan 21 Now Available!
RenderMan is now free for all non-commercial purposes, including evaluations, education, research, and personal projects. The non-commercial version of RenderMan is fully functional without watermark or limitation. For further details please refer to Pixar's Non-Commercial RenderMan FAQ.
If you're ready to get started with Free Non-Commercial RenderMan ...
then you may proceed to Download & Installation.
Pick Your Plug-in
RenderMan ships with artist-friendly plugins for Autodesk's Maya and The Foundry's Katana. Here is a example showing the workflow in RenderMan For Maya:
Here is a complete list of artist plugins which are currently supported or in development:
RenderMan Plug-in Support
|Nuke||Supported via AOVs, LPEs & Deep Textures|
Stand Alone with RenderMan
Call RenderMan as a simple executable from the command-line, and render 3D data in RenderMan's native RIB file format. These RIB files are the backbone of any RenderMan pipeline and are highly customizable, offer Python bindings, and allow many types of data to be converted to RIB and rendered with RenderMan.
Download & Install
Become a Non-Commercial RenderMan user today. Download and install RenderMan, and you'll be ready to start creating your own CGI.
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Download the Autodesk Maya Free Trial
If you don't already have Maya, here is an option ... get the Free Maya Trial! Why not try both RenderMan and Maya? After installing the Free Maya Trial you can install RenderMan.
Download the Free Maya Trial ▶
To get up and rendering with RenderMan, check out the wealth of information in the RenderMan Documentation. Here's a few good places to start:
RenderMan Documentation ▶
Have a question? There's a whole community of other RenderMan users with answers ... post your questions in the RenderMan Forums.
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Join Our Community
Get resources and share your own. Find new shaders, scenes, and other assets. See the work others are making. Learn about RenderMan with educational videos. And finally, you can offer your own work and knowledge to the greater RenderMan Community.
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Hours of Free Video Training!
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Free Non-Commercial RenderMan,
begin download and installation ...
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What do you get? ▶
"Today Pixar launches the newest in that long line of innovations, a new rendering architecture known as RIS, that supports plug-in integrators and comes complete with a new industry standard path-tracer as well as a cutting-edge bidirectional path tracer.”
RenderMan® is supported on the following:
64-bit Mac OS X®
Compatible with 10.11, 10.10 & 10.9
Compatible with gcc 4.4.5 and glibc 2.12 or higher
Compatible with Windows 10, 8 and 7
Compatible with 2017, 2016.5 & 2016
The Foundry's KATANA®
Compatible with 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2