Beginner in Rendering TD area


Hello everyone! My name is Artem, i’m student of Moscow State University (MSU in Russia) studiyng on faculty of Mechanics And Mathematics and i want to ask some questions about Render TD skills:
[left] What books\literature do i need to read if i’m an absolute beginner in rendering?
[left] What video tutorials\courses i have to watch?
And about software: i want to learn Mental Ray and Renderman.
[right]Thanks for attention.


And what sources do you know that can help me to study shaders writing\development(in c++? or VEX in houdini)? And what references and goals i have to pursue?


I have seen a few friends go on to these kinds of positions. They all had C++, python, and scripting skills. They also had a really good understanding of at least one rendering engine, usually Renderman, and one modeling package, usually Maya. I would suggest RenderMan University for learning about Renderman. Good luck.


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