RenderMan Advanced Technology From Pixar Animation Studios for Rendering VFX and Animation.
Physically based shading allows RenderMan to deliver highly realistic lighting with minimal setup, including full support for multi-bounce ray traced global illumination and ray traced subsurface scattering. Much research and development has gone into making these traditionally expensive effects a production reality. Pixar’s latest feature film, Finding Dory, is the first Pixar production to use the new technology.
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.