Renderman 24 Lama in Katana
While I had my 30 days free trial of Katana Renderman managed to release the final version of Renderman 24 and I wanted to see how well it played with Katana and the Network Material Create node building system. I have to say the system is great for building layered materials and the New LAMA system from Pixar is well suited to blend different complex shading together.
Take a look at how I play around with the different shaders in real time!
So what does LAMA mean it can’t be the animal right?
MaterialX Lama is a state of the art material layering system developed at Industrial Light & Magic that introduces a modular approach to building material networks and includes recent shading R&D work on energy conservation and dispersion.
The MaterialX Lama project represents ongoing R&D into materials at ILM, and represents one facet of the larger MaterialX project.
MaterialX Lama node composition also offers a simpler built-in mechanism for energy conservation and other properties, because of its fundamental focus on layering of physically based responses.
MaterialX Lama is battle-tested at ILM and RenderMan will be able to take advantage of ongoing work as it evolves.