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posted by Escape Technology on June 12, 2014 (3 years, 14 days ago)

Last night Escape Technology and Pixar Animation Studios hosted the worldwide launch of the latest generation RenderMan suite at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly in London. And if you missed it, boy did you miss out!

Abuzz with excitement in a packed auditorium Pixar’s Business Director (RenderMan), Chris Ford said “Tonight Pixar delivered the most important announcement concerning RenderMan in over a decade. We chose the BAFTA because of the global importance of the London VFX community, and we are delighted to have worked closely with Escape Technology for the launch of our totally new RenderMan product architecture called RIS.”

With presentations from Pixar’s RenderMan team, set against the backdrop of one of the world’s most renowned film venues, the whole evening ran from incredible announcements, to press interviews, to flowing drinks and conversation.

Thrilled with the turnout and the audience’s reaction to the event, Escape’s Managing Director, Mark Cass, said, “It’s always a pleasure to see so many familiar and new faces at the Pixar events. It’s amazing to think that the RenderMan products will be far more accessible in both features and price for a much wider audience with products that are being built and tested in real-world production by some of the most talented brains in the industry”.

In a nutshell, the buzz was this: the next RenderMan will come as one combined package with a brand new renderer built in. Leveraging the powerful partnership of Pixar and Disney, it will come packed with goodies for all occasions. Not only that, but with a massive price reduction to just $495 it becomes readily available for all. And, if that wasn’t enough, the non-commercial version (which comes unrestricted and un-watermarked) is now totally free. Great news for students and academics.

The latest RenderMan will be released this August, so register your interest today to avoid disappointment.

Make sure you don’t miss our next event - it’ll be a corker and we’ll be sending out details shortly.

 


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