Renowned globally for its creative and technical achievements, 3D animation pioneer Pixar Animation Studios is planning to bring its proprietary rendering solution 'Renderman' to India. Speaking to Animation 'xpress, Chris Ford, Business Director for Renderman at Pixar Animation Studios stated, "Pixar would like to invest in the Indian market, as we see it as one with significant potential for the future. We intend to visit India during the September/October time frame"
"At this early stage we are primarily talking about our RenderMan solution which is essentially the de-facto standard renderer for the animation and visual effects industry. For Indian production companies to bid on out-sourced work and services from Europe and North America demands a recognizable and production proven solution. Likewise we believe that RenderMan offers the same quality standards for visual effects work and animation in the internal Indian market" he added.
Interestingly, Pixar is releasing a low cost plugin version for Maya (US$995) which the studio states, 'Will be easy to use and enjoy all the benefits of Renderman production quality'