"Rendering for Beginners
is bound to become a must-read for anyone interested in
Pixar's RenderMan. Saty's experience as both RenderMan practitioner and
RenderMan teacher gives him a unique and valuable perspective.
I can't wait to add a copy to my own graphics library."
, Director of RenderMan Development,
Pixar Animation Studios
by Deathfall's Felipe Esquivel
is the Spanish version).
Barnes and Noble Review"
Pixar’s RenderMan is the unofficial gold standard for movie visual effects: You’ve seen its output
everywhere from Shark Tale
to The Perfect Storm
. But where do you start if you want to learn RenderMan
(or rendering in general)? Here
This book goes easy on the math, making rendering far more accessible to animators, artists,
and 2D illustrators alike. Using plenty of examples and images, Saty Raghavachary explains how
rendering works, what RenderMan does, and how to use the RIB file format.
(Since RIB’s an industry standard, this book will be valuable even if you don’t have access to RenderMan.)
You’ll find extensive coverage of
geometric primitives, transformations, and shading, as well as practical introductions to
camera viewpoints and managing tradeoffs amongst speed, quality, and memory
consumption. In short, everything you need to do some serious
, April 2005 issue of the 'Read Only' email newsletter