Save $3,500 on Renderman® by Using the AQSIS 3D Renderer (Win or Mac X or Linux)
Yeah, that's Right! Renderman® (Pixar Animation Studio's 3D Animation Solution) software would Set you Back $3,500 if You needed to whip out a Quick 3D animated Commercial for your Company ...
OR you could get a FREE 3D Modeler setup (like, say,
) and Couple it to a 3D Rendering Engine like 3Delight
or Aqsis here and You've JUST Saved $3,500 on Buying a Renderman® Setup!
Aqsis is a high quality, photorealistic, 3D rendering solution. It complies with the RenderMan® interface standard defined by Pixar.
The RenderMan® standard has been used in film and television visual effects since it's introduction in 1989. Pixar has used their own implementation for all of their award winning CG features, and provided their implementation for use in the visual effects of most major blockbuster films over the last 2 decades. The Aqsis project offers a way for individuals and organisaions alike to gain experience with the RenderMan® interface without the cost of commercial software licenses.
Aqsis comprises a command line rendering tool, a tool for compiling shaders in the RSL language, a tool for preparing textures for optimal use, and various developer libraries to enable integration with third party tools.
Aqsis is licensed under the GPL license, with some parts under the LGPL.