Maya Training

Creating characters In Maya and Zbrush

Maya Training

Creating character renders in Maya 2017 and Arnold

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 13-05-2004, 08:15 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Maya renderer opinions....

Hello everybody....

Surfing the net I read tons of opinions by 3d artists saying that Maya has one of the worst renderer on the market. Most of them say that it is necessary to use a thirdy part renderer as Renderman.

Why is that? What does Maya do so bad?

I am new to Maya and I would like to check myself, but I would appreciate your opinions about this.

Thanks in advance.

rbotteon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2004, 09:18 AM   #2
Alan's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,800
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

maya software renderer by comparison to renderman is bad because it is much slower than the rest and can introduce rendering artefacts.

Renderman is the renderer of choice for most big companies because it is very open and can be slotted into a production pipeline with relative ease. It also offers better quality and scalability (try doing a 2k frame in renderman and then try it in maya software renderer!) Only thing is renderman is expensive whilst the maya software renderer is free.... with maya.

Technical Director - Framestore

Currently working on: Your Highness

Alan is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maya Hair/Polygon Error ingram_no.7 Members Lounge 13 10-12-2010 11:27 AM
Simply Maya Resources Online Miss_Nova Site News & Announcements 1 08-12-2010 09:36 PM
LayoutTools for Maya 2011 is here... ctbram Members Lounge 1 06-12-2010 11:32 PM
Open a Lightwave file in Maya 2011 radiant777 Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 2 04-12-2010 03:45 AM

Thread Tools

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2017 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.