Pixar also has a long standing tradition of sharing its advances within the broader CG community, through technical papers, technology partnerships, and most notably through its publicly available RenderMan product for the highest-quality, photo-realistic images currently available. RenderMan remains the standard in CG film visual effects and feature animation and has been honored with an Academy Award for technical achievement.
Renderman - Used By Studios Everywhere
Since the beginning of computer graphics in films, Pixar's RenderMan® has been there ... rendering VFX for such classics as The Abyss, Terminator II, Jurassic Park, Toy Story, & many others.
Today Pixar's RenderMan is the gold standard for the VFX industry, used everywhere by studios large and small to create outstanding graphics for feature films and broadcast television. Pixar's RenderMan has been used on every Visual Effects Academy Award Winner of the past 15 years, and 49 out of the last 53 nominees for Visual Effects have chosen Pixar's RenderMan to produce the highest quality special effects possible. In fact, the developers of RenderMan have received their share of awards over the years.
The Power to Deliver
Pixar's RenderMan has been specifically engineered to meet the demanding challenges of rendering 3D animation and visual effects. This means RenderMan is fast, efficient, and able to handle an astonishing amount of geometric complexity along with offering cutting-edge effects. Critically, Pixar's RenderMan has been developed to deliver outstanding imagery during the stresses of real-world productions. This means that in your own 3D work, you can trust that RenderMan is ready for the job ... with not only outstanding features, but the power to deliver.