CREATING RENDERMAN®: PIXAR'S IMPACT ON COMPUTER GRAPHICS | AN IEEE MILESTONE

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This event tells the origin story behind RenderMan®, the software that has revolutionized computer graphics since the mid-1980s. It has been used in every Pixar movie, and for the special effects seen in movies, TV, and on streaming services - and also for the content recognized with every Visual Effects Oscar® for 17 straight years.

During this presentation, you will hear from the early pioneers who created RenderMan®, including two Turing Award winners. Some of the presenters have personally received Oscar®s for their work - including the first one given for software. It will include the unveiling of an IEEE Milestone bronze plaque that recognizes the huge impact of RenderMan® on the world of special effects, and whose impact is now seen worldwide on a daily basis.

The Milestone bronze plaque was presented to Pixar by IEEE President-Elect Tom Coughlin and IEEE History Committee member Brian Berg.  Learn more about the event and read speaker bios.

This event was broadcast live from the Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA  USA: Friday, 8 December 2023.

This event tells the origin story behind RenderMan®, the software that has revolutionized computer graphics since the mid-1980s. It has been used in every Pixar movie, and for the special effects seen in movies, TV, and on streaming services - and also for the content recognized with every Visual Effects Oscar® for 17 straight years.