Pixar Studios took stage at Microsoft’s cloud focused Professional Developer Conference 2010 to talk about their animation application RenderMan being available on Windows Azure.
Pixar uses RenderMan for their CGI-animated movies, with Azure, users can scale computing resources required with a slider. As presented, if the time needed to render was a priority, more computing could be immediately used and if cost was a concern, the number of processors could be easily reduced. A few screen shots:
So whenever you see a Pixar movie, remember that there’s some Windows behind it.