Stupid RenderMan/RAT Tricks 2005

Welcome to the Seventh Annual Stupid RenderMan/RAT Tricks!

What's on this page?

Materials from the 6th installment of Stupid RenderMan/RAT Tricks.
Hal Bertram     -- an interactive rendering technique
Ryan Heniser    -- network factory
Luca Fascione   -- RAT pipeline tricks
Soren Ragsdale  -- hybrid ambient occlusion

Special Guests:

Guido Quaroni  -- 3D Printing


The Interaction Trick

Hal Bertram presented a technique of a doing interactive renders via a viewer program that acts as a rayserver to talk to PRMan to tell it what it should be doing. He has a movie and notes on his web site, Hal He may also be adding the shaders and source code sometime, too.

DNA Network Factory

Ryan Heniser presented a system to make it easier/faster to deal slim networks using a language, called Spec. Here is a gzip-ed PDF document (~460k) of his slides. Ryan has also provided dnaNetworkFactoryRelease.tgz (gzip-ed tar file) which contains example .slim and .specs files and the .tcl script that he describes.

Speedups with Hybrid Ambient Occlusion

Soren Ragsdale presented a hybrid ambient occlusion method, which is much faster than normal ambient occlusion. Here are his slides (PDF ~4.5 MB).

RAT Pipeline tricks

Luca Fascione presented three tricks for users of RAT. Here are his slides (PDF ~300K).

PRMan 3D Printing

Guido Quaroni, from Pixar, talked about using PRMan to generate data that can be send out to a color 3D Printer. Here is his PDF document.

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Last modified: Sun Sep 18 22:47:25 PDT 2005