MachStudio Pro with Pixar RenderMan Support

Category: Siggraph
StudioGPU has announced that its MachStudio Pro nonlinear, real-time 3D workflow and rendering software will soon support Pixar RenderMan, the Academy Award-winning rendering software in use by studios of all sizes worldwide to meet demanding 3D and animation visual effects rendering challenges. StudioGPU is working closely with Pixar to build a completely open path from MachStudio Pro to RenderMan, offering real-time, high-quality render previews in MachStudio Pro that can be offlined wholly or in part to RenderMan for final rendering at the highest quality possible. The company is demonstrating the workflow benefits of MachStudio Pro working with Pixar RenderMan on the latest ATI FirePro 3D workstation graphics accelerators in the AMD booth (#301).

With a direct path to RenderMan, MachStudio Pro artists can choose between the software’s built-in GPU renderer to produce previews or view final results, or utilize the quality of the CPU-driven RenderMan renderer to create beauty shots and/or specific render passes. Artists also have the flexibility to use the MachStudio Pro and the RenderMan render engines simultaneously, combining the different passes from the two robust render engines to create almost any desired look.

All shaders shipped with MachStudio Pro will have RenderMan Shader Language (RSL) equivalents. MachStudio Pro will also offer artists the ability to import, edit, and create custom-complied RSL shaders, parameters, and attributes from directly within the application.

MachStudio Pro is real-time, nonlinear 3D shot finaling and compositing software that harnesses the power of today’s massively parallel processing units in off-the-shelf professional graphics accelerators.


MachStudio Pro with an overlapping RenderMan render and the RenderMan render manager open with options visible.


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