RenderMan Search

Advanced Search Operations

The more specific a search is, the more effective it will be. The search engine supports several advanced Boolean operators for more accurate searching. Be sure to use ALL CAPS as shown.

Searches will return a list of pages, in order of relevance. After opening a page, using Ctrl+F to find the location of a term on a particular page may sometimes be helpful.

Useful Search Operators

" " + - AND OR NOT ()

" " 

Using quotation marks finds those exact words, sequentially.

+  -

The "+" sign immediately before a word (no space) designates that it must be returned in the results. Conversely, a  "-" sign immediately before a word (no space) designates that it must NOT be returned in the results.


Results must contain all words joined by "AND."


Results must contain at least one of the words joined by "OR."


No result will be returned that contain a words following "NOT." 


Results can be refined by using parentheses to group elements of Boolean queries together.


This documentation's search applet uses Lucene, a Java based text search engine. Lucene and its usage is covered by the GNU Lesser General Public License. The source code for Lucene may be obtained from Lucene's web site. You may also request a copy of this source code as well as the object code for this search applet from Pixar by contacting us at the address below.


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