WWDC Pixar presentation...

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Anybody have any info on today's WWDC


Pixar Presentation

this afternoon?? Would love to hear that Renderman was announced and shown running off a giant cluster of new sMacs (server/super macs).. any news?? can't believe there's nothing out there yet..


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    bobthetomatobobthetomato Posts: 665member
    Be kind of silly to announce RenderManc Mac OS X without a worthy Rendermac®....
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    jutusjutus Posts: 272member
    No Renderman for OS X. They use Maya already for modeling and some animation.

    The session was an excellent summary of Pixar's movie development process, followed by a demo of a little storyboard pitcher app the speaker wrote in Cocoa in a week.

    He also mentioned that Pixar is moving towards OS X for artwork in the future.
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    [quote]He also mentioned that Pixar is moving towards OS X for artwork in the future.<hr></blockquote>

    Perhaps that's a hint that the rackmount server will be more than just a fileserver. I'm hoping the rackmount will be a renderfarm solution. Each unit can be linked with other unit over a the Firewire2 interface.
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    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    one thing is artwork (photoshop, illustrator, etc) and another is rendereing. I believe they just invested a pretty big amount of money on a new Sun based solution. Not 100% sure on who it was that they got though.
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    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
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    ricrocketricrocket Posts: 142member
    [quote]posted on MacCentral about Cocoa storyboard pitcher:

    "The first evening, I basically made it work," said Johnson. Within a week, it was complete enough to begin using on a new animated film project.

    "I could not have done this in Linux, not to mention Windows. This is the kind of thing that gets us excited," Johnson said. <hr></blockquote>

    "That and those hilariously enhanced 3d women that the Maya-heads create every once in a while" Johnson added.

    <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> sorry...it's a friday...


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    cdhostagecdhostage Posts: 1,038member
    Hmm. I bet you could have rendered Geri's Game in real time on a dual 1 GHz G4.
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    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    I'll take you up on that bet, I don't believe they could
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