Yesterday, Pixar announced an unprecedented price drop in their flagship product RenderMan® Pro Server. The 40% reduction will allow studios and freelancers that were previously unable to buy into the technology, to get a slice of the Film / VFX industry standard renderer. With the global CG expansion, Pixar appreciate that the growth of renderfarms is real and happening now, this move allows existing customers to ramp up their rendering capabilities in a more cost effective manner whilst allowing smaller shops and freelancers access to the toolset.
This significant price reduction is effective immediately.
Previous Pricing for RenderMan Pro Server was $3,500 per licence with annual support per licence at $700.
New pricing is $2,000 per licence and annual support reduced to $600 per licence.
In addition to this price drop, Pixar also have a global discount policy, which means when you are looking at volume purchases the price reduces even further.
Today Pixar's RenderMan has evolved to become the gold standard for the VFX industry, used everywhere by studios large and small to create outstanding graphics for feature films and broadcast television. In fact, Pixar's RenderMan has been used on every Visual Effects Academy Award Winner of the past 15 years, and 47 out of the last 50 nominees for Visual Effects have chosen Pixar's RenderMan to produce the highest quality special effects possible.
If you are interested in seeing what RenderMan can do for your own productions, please contact us for an evaluation or to find out more. Read the full press release here.