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This article was published on October 28, 2010

Microsoft and Pixar Team Up To Bring RenderMan On Azure

Microsoft and Pixar Team Up To Bring RenderMan On Azure
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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.