View Full Version : Pixie Renderer?

09-28-2006, 05:03 PM
I was browsing sourceforge and I came across Pixie Render: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~okan/Pixie/pixie.htm

Has ayone ever heard/used this before? It is supposed to have a RM interface and has support for a whole bunch of things. I havent really tried doing anything with it (Dont have the slightest clue how to use it). Any way, check it out and see what you think: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~okan/Pixie/pixie.htm

09-28-2006, 07:55 PM
I dunno... there's a number of these projects running around, some more impressive than others... this one doesn't seem too hot. No test renders to judge it by though. Initiatives such as this are paving the way for exciting things in the future though.

09-28-2006, 11:35 PM
Pixie isn't complete as Pixar's RenderMan but has some great features. Aqsis is the other free RenderMan compliant renderer. I find 3delight better than the first two, free for non comercial use.

Captain Obvious
09-30-2006, 06:46 AM
I've tried Pixie. It's not really too shabby, but I honestly don't see the point of it. The only advantage it has over LW/Fprime/Kray is that it's somewhat RIB-compliant. It's certainly not faster. And if you really need to use RIB, it usually means you have a bunch of TDs just writing shaders and so on, and you can afford a better renderer (like PRMan or AIR or whatever).