Pixar ships RenderMan 25.2
Friday, June thirtieth, 2023 | Posted by Jim Thacker
A nonetheless from Pixar’s animated characteristic Elemental, used as a advertising and marketing picture for RenderMan 25.2.
Initially posted on 2 June 2023, and up to date with particulars of RenderMan 23.2.
Pixar has up to date RenderMan, its VFX and animation manufacturing renderer.
RenderMan 25.1, launched in early June, launched full help for the software program’s new AI denoiser inside hybrid render engine RenderMan XPU, and up to date the MaterialX Lama and Stylized Seems to be toolsets.
RenderMan 25.2 provides two new compositing modes for Stylized Seems to be.
The combination plugins for Blender, Houdini, Katana and Maya have all additionally been up to date, as has the free version, Non-Industrial RenderMan.
Ongoing updates to the brand new Denoiser, RenderMan XPU, MaterialX Lama and Stylized Seems to be
RenderMan 25 itself was launched lower than two months earlier than 25.1, so whereas the discharge notes characteristic longish record of modifications, they’re all formally described as ‘minor enhancements and fixes’.
Key modifications embrace updates to the brand new AI denoiser, which now helps denoising arbitrary AOVs, and which is now absolutely supported by RenderMan XPU, the software program’s hybrid CPU/GPU render engine.
The replace additionally improves the steadiness and efficiency of quantity rendering in XPU.
Up to date 30 June 2023: RenderMan 25.2 provides two new compositing modes to Stylized Seems to be: Compositing and Display screen.
As well as, RenderMan now helps Python 3.10, as set out within the present specification for the VFX Reference Platform, though total, the software program remains to be on the CY2021 spec.
Pricing and availability
RenderMan 25.2 is on the market for Home windows 10, CentOS/RHEL 7.2+ Linux and macOS 10.14+. The plugins are appropriate with Blender 2.93/3.0+, Houdini 18.5+, Katana 4.0+ and Maya 2020-2023, plus Mari 4.5+.
New node-locked or floating licences value $595. There may be additionally a free version, Non-Industrial RenderMan (NCR), which has additionally been up to date to model 25.2.
Obtain the free non-commercial model of RenderMan 25.2 (Registration required)
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