updated 04:00 pm EDT, Wed June 2, 2004
RenderMan R12 announced
Pixar Animation Studios today announced a new release of its (PRMan) 3D rendering software used for film and video production. Release 12, now in beta, offers "3D Baking", improved volume rendering, reduced memory usage, geometry improvements, shading language improvements, arbritrary output variables, "Rif" filters, OpenEXR support, reduction of Ray Tracing Bias, and improved control over the camera and strategies used for dicing. The final release is expected in the third quarter of 2004.