This is a list of web sites and resources related to RenderMan that
could come in handy during the quarter. The list is in no way
exhaustive, and do not reflect our endorsement of a particular product
or site. This list will expand as the quarter progresses.
Documentation and Examples
Renderers and Modelers
- Blue Moon Rendering Tools - a
shareware RenderMan-compliant renderer for nearly all platforms
(Windows, Linux, SGI, etc). They also have a pretty comprehensive
listing of RenderMan related links. We have installed the latest (IRIX)
version of BMRT to use on the Firebird/Raptor clusters.
- a shareware modeler that can output RIB files. Also available for
nearly all platforms. We've installed the IRIX version of this
program for you to use. Note that it only supports polygonal models.
The shareware version dosen't allow you to re-edit your models
after you shut the program down :(
Ray Tracing Resources
Tracing News is a newsletter with all sorts of useful code, news,
and information on ray tracing.