WWDC Pixar presentation...

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



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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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  • Reply 1 of 8
    bobthetomatobobthetomato Posts: 665member
    Be kind of silly to announce RenderManc Mac OS X without a worthy Rendermac®....
  • Reply 2 of 8
    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.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    [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.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    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.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
  • Reply 6 of 8
    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...



    rr.



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  • Reply 7 of 8
    cdhostagecdhostage Posts: 1,038member
    Hmm. I bet you could have rendered Geri's Game in real time on a dual 1 GHz G4.
  • Reply 8 of 8
    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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