Pixar releases RenderMan 25.1 | CG Channel

Pixar releases RenderMan 25.1

Friday, June 2nd, 2023 | Posted by Jim Thacker

A nonetheless from Pixar’s upcoming animated function Elemental, used as a advertising and marketing picture for RenderMan 25.1.

Pixar has launched RenderMan 25.1, the most recent model of the VFX and animation production renderer.

The replace introduces full assist for the software program’s new AI denoiser inside hybrid render engine RenderMan XPU, and updates the MaterialX Lama and Stylized Seems toolsets.

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
RenderMan 25 itself was launched lower than two months in the past, so whereas there’s a longish list of changes, they’re all formally described as ‘minor enhancements and fixes’.

Key modifications embody updates to the brand new AI denoiser, which now helps denoising arbitrary AOVs, and which is now totally 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.

There are additionally additional updates to different new toolsets, with new management parmeters for materials system MaterialX Lama, and workflow enhancements to NPR toolset Stylized Looks.

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 continues to be on the CY2021 spec.

Pricing and availability
RenderMan 25.1 is obtainable for Home windows 10, CentOS/RHEL 7.2+ Linux and macOS 10.14+. The plugins are suitable 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 25.1.

Read a full list of new features in RenderMan 25.1 in the online release notes

Download the free non-commercial version of RenderMan 25.1 (Registration required)

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