AMD, along with Pixar Animation Studios, is announcing the latest RenderMan Challenge. This challenge offers graphic designers, artists, and others around the world the opportunity to create and achieve their cinematic visions with Pixar’s RenderMan.
This year, challengers will receive access to ‘The AMD Creator Cloud,’ a render farm powered by Azure HBv3 instances that are composed of high-performance AMD EPYC™ processors with AMD 3D V-Cache™ technology. For the first time, challengers will be able to use the high-performance capabilities of AMD EPYC processors, part of ‘The AMD Creator Cloud’, to render their designs using record-setting processors. The RenderMan Challenge is and the ‘AMD Creator Cloud’ are currently open for submissions.
“Together with technology collaborators like Pixar, we are empowering the next generation of creators to bring their vision to reality,” said James Knight, director, Media & Entertainment/Visual Effects, AMD. “Providing artists access to the ‘AMD Creator Cloud’ running Pixar’s RenderMan makes this competition accessible to many more people, allowing them to design and create incredibly fast, from anywhere inspiration strikes.”
“With every RenderMan Challenge, it’s amazing to see how the entries become more sophisticated and complex every time,” said Dylan Sisson, RenderMan Digital Artist, Pixar. “With the advancements we are seeing in hardware and software, this now allows individual artists to create images of ever-increasing sophistication and complexity. It is a great opportunity for challengers to unleash their creative vision with these state-of-the-art technologies.”
AMD and Pixar Studios also debuted a new film for the AMD ‘together we advance_’ campaign, showcasing how Pixar, AMD and NASA are coming together to make the Exploration-themed RenderMan Challenge more accessible and inspiring.