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Renderman Pro Server for Mac OS X

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jouster

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JohnGillilan said:
Do you think Pixar is being given priority for G5's and/or XServes? This could add even more of a delay for everyone else.

Hmmm....how many would Pixar need? I mean, Apple sells what, 200,000 PMs a quarter. Would a few hundred or even a couple of thousand (which is more than Pixar needs iirc) really hold things up?
 

tntoak

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Renderman & NAB?

Since Apple is making a big announcement at the National Association of Broadcasters' Convention next month, could this have something to do with it? Since NAB is a meeting of broadcasters, perhaps Apples will be announcing a Renderman/XServe package...
 

JohnGillilan

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jouster said:
Hmmm....how many would Pixar need? I mean, Apple sells what, 200,000 PMs a quarter. Would a few hundred or even a couple of thousand (which is more than Pixar needs iirc) really hold things up?

The shipment to Virginia Tech held things up, didn't it??
 

Sol

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Post-Disney projects?

Now that Renderman Pro Server is realeased and the G5 XServes are being delivered Pixar can start working on the post-Disney projects, whetever they may be. The Incredibles and Cars films have been announced for months now so they have propably allready set up render-farms with non-Mac hardware. Maybe I am mis-calculating and Cars will be the first project made on a Mac. NAB will hopefully provide some answers.
 

Sherman

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JohnGillilan said:
The shipment to Virginia Tech held things up, didn't it??

We don't actually know if it did. Apple does have a history of underestimating demand as a rule, and this was no exception. I don't think it was VA's fault.
 

0 and A ai

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Sherman said:
We don't actually know if it did. Apple does have a history of underestimating demand as a rule, and this was no exception. I don't think it was VA's fault.

Yeah it did delay the g5 to customers. Steve jobs said it himself. They moved vt up in the queue and gave them the 1100 g5s that they had.

The renderfarms at pixar don't need to be made up of 1100 g5s although i'm sure they'd love it. who wouldn't.
 

ITR 81

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Yeah it did delay the g5 to customers. Steve jobs said it himself. They moved vt up in the queue and gave them the 1100 g5s that they had.

The renderfarms at pixar don't need to be made up of 1100 g5s although i'm sure they'd love it. who wouldn't.

VA also probably helped delay the Xserves as well since they did get them as replacements for their 1100 G5's...not sure if they got them in same specs or quantities however.

Pixar will get the new G5's no doubt about it and who knows what other companies have the new G5's on pre-order or some gov. agencies.
 

vpalvarez

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If Pixar were to migrate to mac it would be a good day for Apple. Can you imagine every Pixar movie ending or beginning with a little *made on a mac* sign (I'm sure Jobs can get it to happen). Every creative professional would be that more likel to buy a Mac. The migration is almost imevitable.
 

eSnow

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vpalvarez said:
If Pixar were to migrate to mac it would be a good day for Apple. Can you imagine every Pixar movie ending or beginning with a little *made on a mac* sign (I'm sure Jobs can get it to happen).

Urgs, don't. Sounds pretty unprofessional to me (like the websites featuring a spinning Apple logo).
 

agreenster

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Sol said:
Now that Renderman Pro Server is realeased and the G5 XServes are being delivered Pixar can start working on the post-Disney projects, whetever they may be. The Incredibles and Cars films have been announced for months now so they have propably allready set up render-farms with non-Mac hardware. Maybe I am mis-calculating and Cars will be the first project made on a Mac. NAB will hopefully provide some answers.

One has nothing to do with the other.

Why would they wait to start a project just tohave it done on a Mac? That's wacky. The tools are the same, they dont care which hardware its run on. Im sure that Pixar will be a mix of Linux and OSX boxes for years and years.

Cars is the last Disney/Pixar film BTW. They re-negotiated the deal after the success of the early films and it includes Cars. Ratatouille will probably be the first non-Disney Pixar flick.
 

macridah

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adzoox said:
How does one get Renderman? I looked all over the Pixar site and couldn't actually find out how to purchase it or obtain it.

... you looking to buy renderman? for what? anyway .... here you go, cheers

RETAIL PRICE LIST


RenderMan® Pro Server™ 11.5
(PhotoRealistic RenderMan®, Irma™, & Alfserver™) $ 3,500

RenderMan® Artist Tools™ 6.0
(MTOR™, Alfred™, Slim™, &"it"™) $ 2,000



RenderMan® Pro Server Maintenance
(per license) $ 700

Cross Platform Fee $ 700

Upgrade from RenderMan® Toolkit™ 11 to 11.5 $ 1,050

Upgrade from RenderMan® Toolkit™ 10 or lower to 11.5 $ 1,750

RenderMan® Artist Tools™ Maintenance
(per license) $ 400

RenderMan® Artist Tools™ 6.0 Upgrade $ 400

Alfred™ 6.0 $ 1,000

Alfred™ Stand-Alone 6.0 Upgrade $ 160


This list reflects Domestic pricing for the USA.

To order, or for more information regarding products or pricing, contact Lola Gill, RenderMan Sales & Marketing Manager, at renderwoman@pixar.com.
 

fixyourthinking

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macridah said:
... you looking to buy renderman? for what? anyway .... here you go, cheers

RETAIL PRICE LIST


RenderMan® Pro Server™ 11.5
(PhotoRealistic RenderMan®, Irma™, & Alfserver™) $ 3,500

RenderMan® Artist Tools™ 6.0
(MTOR™, Alfred™, Slim™, &"it"™) $ 2,000



RenderMan® Pro Server Maintenance
(per license) $ 700

Cross Platform Fee $ 700

Upgrade from RenderMan® Toolkit™ 11 to 11.5 $ 1,050

Upgrade from RenderMan® Toolkit™ 10 or lower to 11.5 $ 1,750

RenderMan® Artist Tools™ Maintenance
(per license) $ 400

RenderMan® Artist Tools™ 6.0 Upgrade $ 400

Alfred™ 6.0 $ 1,000

Alfred™ Stand-Alone 6.0 Upgrade $ 160


This list reflects Domestic pricing for the USA.

To order, or for more information regarding products or pricing, contact Lola Gill, RenderMan Sales & Marketing Manager, at renderwoman@pixar.com.


Really, I'm just curious - but a client of mine (local TV station) might beinterested for commercial development. Thanks - where did you find that?
 

bernardb

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Oct 5, 2003
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Unfortunately, the renderman Artist Tools is NOT available for Mac! These are the programs that are the front end to Maya and allow seemless integration of Maya with Renderman, so this is not really very good news at all...
 

macridah

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Feb 18, 2004
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adzoox said:
Really, I'm just curious - but a client of mine (local TV station) might beinterested for commercial development. Thanks - where did you find that?

go to https://renderman.pixar.com/

then click "Renderman Products" on the right side
then click "Price List" on the left side

The URL doesn't change when you hit the clicks, must be using frames in their html
 
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