RenderMan has been Pixar's core rendering technology for over 25 years, and has been developed to meet the ever-increasing challenges of 3D animation and visual effects. Today, RenderMan has been completely modernized, with a state-of-the-art ray tracing architecture that's setting new standards for speed and memory efficiency. RenderMan is capable of delivering the highest quality global illumination and physically based visual effects, while also offering multiple types of light transport for unparalleled creative flexibility and artistic control.
For artists, RenderMan is easier to use than ever with single pass workflows and interactive shading and lighting. RenderMan can be used out-of-box with Autodesk Maya and The Foundry's Katana, and is also available as a stand alone renderer.