Pixar released a free license of RenderMan 24 for non-commercial work and tools development. The free non-commercial edition of the rendering engine is now available and includes much of the functionality of the commercial edition, except Stylized Looks and RenderMan XPU.
The non-commercial RenderMan can be used for personal projects and including the development of commercial plugins and assets.
What’s New in Randerman 24
In this tutorial we will learn what’s new features in Renderman 24, we look at the advances from the newly released Renderman render engine from Pixar.
We look at the new XPU mode that uses GPU as well as CPU for rendering and the new LAMA system that was developed by Industrial Light and Magic and is a modular approach to shading. We also briefly look at the stylized looks as well as the advances in the patterns, bump to roughness, hex tiling, and phasor noise.
System Required Configuration
Non-commercial RenderMan 24 is available for Windows 10, CentOS/RHEL 7.2+ Linux and macOS 10.13+. Add-ons plugins are available for Maya, Blender, and Houdini.