Introduction to RenderMan
Saty Raghavachary
DreamWorks Animation
This is a five-lecture course on the basics of RenderMan which I teach four times a year at Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, CA. These notes are primarily intended for use by students who attend the course, but I'm making them available for a wider audience by leaving these web pages up (almost) all the time.


The first two classes deal with the 'back end' RenderMan - RIB files, shader writing. The last three have to do with using RenderMan with a Maya front-end - MTOR, Slim and global illumination. See the 'Notes' section for (rather sketchy) class notes.


Here is some background about me.