For this year''s RenderMan challenge, AMD and Pixar have combined forces once more, according to the two.
Through Pixars'' VFX and animation rendering software, artists, graphic designers, and other content designers come to life.
The AMD Creator Cloud, powered by the company''s EPYC server processors and 3D V-Cache technology on the Microsoft Azure platform, will allow challengers to render designs for the first time.
Rise to the challenge
According to the Disney-owned animation studio, the RenderMan Challenge (opens in a new tab) has been running since 2017, offering artists and designers the opportunity to interact and receive feedback from Pixar professionals.
The challenge, sponsored by ILM, Adobe Substance 3D, and Nvidia, isn''t just a chance to see all-important eyes on an artist work, with AMDs Media & Entertainment Director James Knight hailing the team-up as a way to make this competition accessible to many more people, allowing them to design and create very quickly, from wherever inspiration strikes.
This year''s theme is NASA Exploration, influenced no doubt by Pixars'' latest space-based cinematic sortie, Lightyear. Challengers can take advantage of a host of scientifically proven 3D models, from telescopes to planets, courtesy of the US Space Agency.
"It''s amazing to see how the entries become more complex and complicated every time," said Dylan Sisson, an RenderMan digital artist at Pixar and one of the ten judges on the panel.
This now allows individuals artists to create images of ever-increasing complexity and sophistication. It provides a great opportunity for challengers to develop their creative vision through these state-of-the-art technologies.
Alongside the partnership announcement, AMD, which joined AMD''s AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor, unveiled a new film revealing how Pixar and NASA are working to make this years RenderMan challenge more accessible and intriguing than ever before.
Pixar may send their RenderMan artwork to artists and graphic design enthusiasts right now. Submissions close on 15 November 2022.