Could the Next ‘Toy Story’ Be Rendered in the Cloud? [VIDEO]

Pixar, the animation studio behind Disney favorites like Toy Story, has made it easier and faster for artists and studios to create high-quality imagery.

The company teamed up with GreenButton, a cloud services company, to offer RenderMan On Demand. Now, any complex 3D animation can be rendered in a fraction of the time while being hosted in the cloud.

“Working within a tight deadline has always been difficult, especially when rendering animation at the very last minute,” said beta tester Nicolas Chaverou, a Golaem Crowd Project Manager. “In spite of the time difference, the process was very straightforward, asset upload and distribution on the cloud, and 54 minutes of cloud rendering later it was in a wrap instead of the 20 days it would have otherwise required.”

The new service is targeted for small and medium-sized studios that use Microsoft Windows. In the coming years, RenderMan On Demand will grow to include larger studios as well.

Check out the video above to find out more.

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