Pixar RenderMan Free Non-commercial
Pixar recently released their render engine RenderMan for free, to the public and to be used on non-commercial projects, and no this is not a demo or version with limitations. It’s the full featured version without watermarks and you can use for education, as evaluation or for personal projects.
Image by © Pixar/Disney
This is quite a powerful render engine developed by Pixar for in-house use on their Studios and Productions and was used in animation and movies such as Jurassic Word, Monster Inc., Toy Story and many more. At the moment RenderMan the only available plugins are for Maya and KATANA. Unfortunately there’s no plugin for Cinema 4D at the moment, but there is a stand-alone version that you can use via command line.
Jurassic World – © Universal Pictures
Accordingly to Pixar’s site plugin versions of the render engine will be available for Cinema 4D, Houdini and Blender in a near future.
You can find more information and download the Non-commercial version on Pixar’s RenderMan Website.