AMD and Pixar have once again teamed up to take part in this year’s RenderMan Challenge, the pair announced.
The challenge is for artists, graphic designers and other content creators to bring their cinematic visions to life with the Pixar app Visual effects and animation rendering software.
The processor The producer revealed that this year’s contenders will also receive access to the “AMD Creator Cloud”. Powered by EPYC server processors and 3D V-Cache technology on Microsoft Azure The Creator Cloud platform will allow rivals to render designs using high-performance chips for the first time.
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The RenderMan’s Challenge (opens in a new tab)which has been in operation since 2017, it offers artists and designers “a unique opportunity to interact and receive feedback from Pixar professionals,” says Disney’s animation studio.
But the challenge, sponsored by companies such as ILM, Adobe Substance 3D and Nvidia, is not just an opportunity to get a glimpse of the artist’s work, and AMD’s Media and Entertainment Director James Knight welcomes the team as a way to “make this contest available.” for many other people, allowing them to design and create extremely fast, from wherever inspiration comes. “
This year’s theme is “NASA Exploration” – undoubtedly inspired by Pixar’s latest movie in space, Light-year. Challengers can use a variety of scientifically accurate 3D models, from telescopes to planets, courtesy of the US space agency.
“With each RenderMan Challenge, it’s amazing to see your submissions become more sophisticated and complex each time,” said Dylan Sisson, Digital RenderMan Artist at Pixar and one of the ten panel jurors.
“Thanks to the advances we’re seeing in hardware and software, this now allows individual artists to create images of increasing sophistication and complexity. This is a great opportunity for contenders to unleash their creative vision with these cutting-edge technologies. “
In addition to the partnership announcement, AMD, which has recently made a wave with its AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Processor unveiled a new video detailing the company’s collaboration with Pixar and NASA to make this year’s RenderMan Challenge “more accessible and inspiring” than ever before.
Artists and graphic design lovers can now upload their RenderMan artwork to Pixar. Applications close on November 15, 2022.