Finally got the free Pixar Renderman 19 non-commercial version [click here for the software] installed and working on Maya 2015 as shown below. It took a while for those of us who subscribed to the waiting list to get this software, its about 1Gb for the windows version, and installation requires a login registered with Pixar. The nin windows version is in rpm format [Fedora] which l am yet to try out.

Below animated movie Lava was rendered by Pixar using Renderman

Test renders will come later as l try this out.

Program file sizes



Renderman showing up on menu, plugin and Render window, from Maya 2015


Some screenshots below from this new development, PRMan for Blender:

Capture_renderman001_002 Capture_renderman001



Cycles Volume

Render in Blender using Cycles, using¬†“Faked Cycles Volumes and Absorbing Liquids/Glass” by BroadStu
Released. Sample value – 1000 Render time 28 minutes, PNG file 6Mb, uploaded web friendly version below.