Pixar Releases RenderMan Studio 1.0 & RenderMan for Maya 2.0


RenderMan for Maya 2.0 is the latest version of Pixar’s advanced rendering plug-in for Maya, featuring Pixar's award-winning RenderMan renderer.

Highlights in version 2.0 include:

* Multi-threading.
* Significant speed enhancements, ie: 3x faster ray tracing.
* Faster, better looking fur.
* New camera effects, including shutter timing and Bokeh.
* Texture baking into UV space.
* Point based occlusion and color bleeding.
* Perform Booleans in the renderer with rendertime CSG.
* Caustics.
* Compatible with Maya, versions 7.0 and 8.5. (Maya 8.0 is unsupported.)