updated 04:20 pm EST, Tue November 8, 2005
RenderMan for Maya
Pixar Animation today announced the release of , the studio's next-generation 3D rendering plug-in. The software allows Maya artists to enhance their productions with the functionality and prestige of Pixar's award-winning RenderMan technology. Pixar says that RenderMan for Maya has been specifically engineered to deliver high-end feature film quality standards to a new and broader audience. Leveraging an extensive development effort, Pixar said it placed as much importance on workflow integration as on pure rendering functionality. The software features fast 3D motion blur, true depth of field, ambient occlusion, "Deep Shadow" technology, global illumination, HDRI support, Maya Fur/Hair support, and software rendering of all Maya Particles. It is available for both Mac OS X and Windows XP and can be purchased for $1000. Optional floating licenses are available on purchases of 5 or more copies at no additional charge.