Pixar’s RenderMan Art & Science Fair

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Pixar’s RenderMan Art & Science Fair

Pixar’s RenderMan Art & Science Fair will be held at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles. Register today and join us for an evening of all things RenderMan.

This is a major new event where you can mingle with fellow CGI enthusiasts, industry colleagues, and the RenderMan and Pixar R&D teams. Visit various demonstration areas with presentations of upcoming tech, from new RenderMan tools, to cloud rendering, to pipeline integration, to the latest from Pixar & Disney Research. Best of all, you will be able to wash down all this knowledge with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

In the Feature Presentation, our RenderMan experts will share their vision of the future of rendering and showcase how RenderMan is making waves in Pixar’s upcoming features, including early animation production shots. We will also celebrate the work of our most ingenious users with the annual Stupid RenderMan Tricks, and also host a special screening of Pixar’s latest animated short film, Sanjay’s Super Team.


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This special event begins in the early evening with the following agenda:

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  • 5:30 – RenderMan Science Fair 
  • 7:00 – Special Screening: Sanjay’s Super Team
  • 7:15 – Feature Presentation (Main Stage)
  • 8:30 – RenderMan Science Fair Continues
  • 9:30 – Event Ends


We look forward to seeing you in LA!

Pixar’s RenderMan Team

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How easy is it to get to the big event?
he RenderMan Art & Science Fair is just five minutes walking distance from the Convention Center at Club Nokia at LA Live.

What exactly is the Science Fair?
The Science Fair consists of ten demonstration areas, each showcasing a different technology, where you can talk face to face with the creators and developers of RenderMan for Houdini, Tractor, Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD), and much more. This is a chance for you to discuss upcoming technology with the folks who make it.

What can I expect from the Feature Presentation?
This year our focus is on RenderMan’s new RIS technology, a modern framework designed from the ground up for rendering ray-traced multi-bounce global illumination. Highlights include demonstrations of what the RIS framework can deliver and the future of RenderMan, with details of the upcoming RenderMan 21 release.

Is Pixar holding a RenderMan User Group Meeting this year?
Our traditional RenderMan Users Group Meeting has been superseded by the Art & Science Fair as we expand the event for the growing RenderMan community. While there are some old favorites like the Stupid RenderMan Tricks, this is Pixar’s biggest and most ambitious SIGGRAPH event ever.

Will you have fabulous door prizes?
Of course! A few lucky attendees will win big with the RenderMan Raffle, and for everyone else, we have issued an exclusive limited edition walking teapot, available only at the Art and Science Fair. After the Feature Presentation, everyone will receive the special edition walking teapot as a door prize.

Are food & beverages available?
You will receive a drink ticket for a complimentary beverage. Additional beverages will be available for purchase at our cash bar. Food and snacks are complimentary, while supplies last.

Wait, is this some kind of Pixar party?
Technically, it’s only a party after you show up. 🙂


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Siggraph Parties

9 August 2015 – 13 August 2015

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