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Pixar releases free Renderman for non-commercial use

Do you have that itch to create a 3D animation of one of your creations, but don’t want to drop $500 on Pixar’s Renderman? This week Pixar released a free version of Renderman for non-commercial use.

From their website:

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.

The new website also has several hours of tutorials to get you started.

Community Comments

#1 Ahmed Fahim
@ 4:51 pm

Goodness, I love Pixar for this.

(Okay, I love them for many, many reasons, but this is seriously cool.)

#2 Brett Bydairk
@ 1:55 pm

Unfortunately, you also need Autodesk’s Maya to be able to use this, and that is NOT free.

#3 Rck Ellis
@ 3:28 pm

Just get the student version of Maya. It’s free.

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