Pixar Renders New Changes to RenderMan! – Siggraph 2007

When most folks think of Pixar, they think of Pixar the animation studio, which is correct, but Pixar’s roots are really as a technology company, and one of the backbones of the animation and special effects industry is their well-respected software Pixar RenderMan. In this in-depth interview with Chris Ford of Pixar, we discuss their state-of-the-art in rendering technology. For years serious digital artists, animators, special effects houses, and filmmakers have depended upon RenderMan. In fact, in the past year films that have visual effects in them, over 70 percent have used RenderMan! If you have ever wondered how those incredible special effects are created, or want to learn more about 3D rendering, this interview is for you! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in San Diego, California, in August 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/20/2007 (23:55)
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Photographs by Harris Fogel 2007