1.Platform, price, and supplier/creator

o        Mac OS , Linux, Windows

o        RenderMan Studio is $3500 ($875 for student), and RenderMan ProServer is $3500 ($875 for student)

o        Pixar:


o        RenderMan is a tool suite that includes rendering and animation functionality to create digital photorealistic images

o        These tools are in use at visual effects studios, movie studios, game studios, simulation companies, etc.



3.Web Resources

o        Official website:

o        Wikipedia:

o        Discussions: