Welcome to our February Newsletter and Happy Awards Season! We are starting the new year with the release of RenderMan 21.3 and exciting news about the launch of our first RenderMan Art Challenge. Great new educational materials and VFX assets are also now available to the entire RenderMan community.

It's Awards Season!

Congratulations to all of the RenderMan artists around the world whose outstanding work is being recognized this award season. It all wraps up at the upcoming Academy Awards® where we are proud and excited to see RenderMan used on all five shows in the VFX category.

RenderMan 21.3 Released

Notable features include an improved Holdout workflow, per-lobe LPEs for hair, lighting speedups, plus other performance and stability improvements.

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Join the Challenge!

Join our first RenderMan Art Challenge! In this challenge, "Everything & The Kitchen Sink," you'll get to showcase your lighting and look development skills by creating your best render of a highly-detailed production-quality kitchen scene.  

Three winners will be chosen by a panel of experienced Pixar judges. Winners will receive valuable prizes, sponsored in-part by Pluralsight, so best of luck! 

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New Educational Series Coming Soon

Updated for RenderMan 21, Mark Flanagan's popular Stirling educational series will be a complete introduction to RenderMan ... stay tuned.
Under Construction

Free Professional Training

Pluralsight, the co-sponsor of the RenderMan Art Challenge, is now offering an extended 30-day trial of their new educational series for RenderMan 21.

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New Community Assets!

Our RenderMan Community site is always being updated with new content — check out these free HDRIs used on Pixar’s Piper!

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New Texture Library

Following up on our popular One Twenty Eight texture library, we bring you Pixar One Thirty texture library.
These Pixar classics are now updated for 2017.
Check it out

We're Here to Help

A lot has been happening in the world of RenderMan, and we are here to answer your questions, help with evaluations, and find the right solution for your needs. Now is a great time to take a look at the latest developments in Pixar’s RenderMan.
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