[left]August 9, 2004[/left]
Pixar is pleased to unveil RenderMan® for Maya®, a new rendering solution based on Pixar’s award-winning rendering technology. RenderMan for Maya brings the power of RenderMan to new audiences with this easy to use plug-in, available at the low price of $995.
Easy to use Power
RenderMan for Maya enjoys complete integration with Maya®. Just switch your renderer to RenderMan and automatically render everything in your Maya scene, including Maya materials, Maya particles, and Maya fur.
Provides a Select Set of Features
RenderMan for Maya is a perfect fit for small studios who covet movie-quality images but do not require the premium features of RenderMan Pro Server. The software has been streamlined for ease of use, giving Maya users one-click access to Pixar’s core rendering technology, the PhotoRealistic RenderMan renderer.
Pixar and Alias have a long standing tradition cemented by our mutual customers, who have created the most compelling and successful films using our combined technologies, said Bob Bennett, general manager of product management at Alias. The availability of an affordable integrated rendering solution from Pixar will make many Maya artists happy. We’re confident that users will love how the engineers at Pixar took advantage of Maya’s unified rendering interface. Now the proven power and stability of PRMan is even more accessible to Maya artists. [left]Entering beta testing soon, RenderMan for Maya will be available on computers running Mac OS X or Windows XP.[/left]
[left]It looks like Pixar tries to popularize it’s PRMan via new entry level product. Can’t wait to see what kind of limitations are there in contrast to Pro Server version in combo with RAT. This one is an integrated solution not like RAT+Pro Server… [/left]
[left]PRMan for begginers :)[/left]