Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 12, 2016
Duration
3h 14m
Description

In this course, we will explore Renderman RIS in Houdini 15. Studios have been using Renderman for years and with recent integration improvements in Houdini 15 and Renderman 20 you too can leverage this fast and easy to use workflow for lighting, shading, and rendering your next project. We start by talking about the Renderman for Houdini implementation and setting up a basic scene. We'll learn how to access the tools and to create our first simple render. Then we'll dive deeper into the new RIS rendering mode where we will develop our own procedural materials. We'll also learn the basics of working with lights and rendering integrators. Don't worry if you have never used Renderman before, this series of lessons was developed for an artist who is brand new to rendering with Renderman, but who also holds a solid understanding of basic 3d concepts and a general understanding of Houdini's interface. If you need to get up to speed on these basic concepts, start by checking out the newest Introduction to Houdini course in our library. Software required: Houdini 15 and Renderman 20 or higher.

About the author
About the author

John is the resident Houdini and dynamics author at Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm John Moncrief, and in this series of videos, we'll explore RenderMan for Houdini. Studies have been using RenderMan for years and with recent integration improvements with Houdini 15 and RenderMan 20, you too can now easily leverage this fast and easy to use workflow for lighting, shading and rendering your next project. We'll start by talking about the RenderMan for Houdini implementation, setting up a basic scene and we'll learn how to access the tools and create our first simple render. Next, we'll explore further the new RenderMan RIS system. We'll develop our own procedural materials and discuss using RenderMan lights. Finally, we'll dive a little bit deeper and discuss RIS integrators. Now don't worry if you've never used RenderMan before This series of videos was developed for an artist who was brand new to rendering with RenderMan, but who also holds a solid understanding of basic 3-D concepts and a general understanding or Houdini's user interface. If you need to get up to speed on these basic concepts, start by checking out the newest introduction to Houdini course in our library. I'm excited to share this course and soon, you'll be making amazing images using Pixar's RenderMan for Houdini. So join me in the next video and let's get started.