Pixar to release its flagship animation software for free

By Justin Kahn · 7 replies
Jun 5, 2014
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  1. Pixar has decided to release its flagship animation software known as RenderMan for free. As part of the company's long-term commitment to foster the future growth of the production industries, Pixar will make the software used to create classics like...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,318

    Question about things like this...is it ok to use it for something, then buy it, then use the already made thing commercially?

    this is awesome though, ill probably try learning this.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Good move...
  4. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +69

    Really great. Exquisite article, Techspot. No wonder I waste all my time here.
  5. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    Holy crap!! You know how much 1 seat of Softimage and the old Alias|wavefront cost me in 98' !!!! had to sell my car to buy them.. and that was even knowing the guys in Toronto who at A|w.. such a good time to be in animation, so cheap now to do commercial level outputs.
  6. What does it run on?
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    64-BIT MAC OS X®
    Compatible with Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion

    64-BIT LINUX®
    Compatible with gcc 4.1 and glibc 2.5 or higher

    Compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7
  8. Egon Spengler

    Egon Spengler TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Your modeling software will need a .rib exporter to use it. Basically meaning Maya, so good luck with that.

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