What Renderers are Available?

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03 March 2003   #1
What Renderers are Available?

I want to know the renderers available for Maya. If possible would also like to know the detail of each one and the price. I was saving up for PRman but its too pricey.
Old 03 March 2003   #2
There is Mental Ray, 3delight, Pixie and Aqsis, my favourite. While mental ray for maya is available for free, just like the others, 3delight, Pixie and Aqsis need a RenderMan exporter like Liquid (also for free). IMHO, give Aqsis a try, it's a OpenSource REYES renderer. 3delight is a production prooven renderer, with support for ray-tracing. BTW: If you want fast rendering without thinking a lot, try mr, it will give you faster results than the RM alternatives. To make full use of a RM renderer, you'll need quite a lot of experience.
VOTA - voxel modeling, for real
Old 03 March 2003   #3
Two other renderers: "Jig" (the price-list is here http://www.steamboat-software.com/jigavail.html ) and the "Maya Renderer" (which actually ships with Maya, I'm surprised nobody remembered that one.)

Jeremy Birn
Author, Digital Lighting & Rendering, 3rd Edition
Old 03 March 2003   #4
I just thought he meant external renderers as he refered to PRMan. One I forgot is AIR, but it's not free. And there is of course BMRT, though it might be a bit tricky to get it.
VOTA - voxel modeling, for real
Old 03 March 2003   #5
Yeah I did mean External Renderers.

However JIG looks interesting. but it costs too much. I am trying out AQsis now! WOW exciting

hey does Aqsis work with particles?
Old 03 March 2003   #6
Have anyone tried Virtualight? I've seen a lot of tacky images done with it and didn't think much about it and then a few really good GI pics surfaced. That made me curious...
Old 01 January 2006   #7
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
Thread Closed share thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.