Renderman XPU?

has anyone tried Renderman XPU with Blender yet?

Any problems setting up?
Just downloaded Renderman XPU trial to compare with Cycles.
I found this tutorial with a lot of links, but would appreciate
your experience & any tips.

Later… Renderman for Blender addon at Github recommended by askNK at YouTube
for use with Blender 2.83 LTS or 2.92.

For Blender 2.93 add the patch.zip

" Note about patch.zip:
If you are running Blender 2.93 on Windows, please download patch.zip, unzip it, and copy both folders to,
C:\Program Files\Pixar\RenderManProServer-24.1"

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Well…
got Renderman addon to install in 2.83.9 & 2.92.
The Renderman renderer is selectable from the list of
renderers.
The Renderman GUI shows up in both versions of Blender.
I added a plane to the default scene with cube for shadow.

But neither setup will render…no error…just a blank render screen.

Probably wouldn’t buy it even if it worked, but was curious how fast it is
and what kind of renders it could do.

Will just stick with EEVEE for now…very fast & easy. :+1: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :+1:

I suspect your issue is probably that you need to add Renderman specific lights to your scene? Or maybe you need to add in a lighted environment?

It rendered fine in Cycles & EEVEE with the default light.

Going back to it, I see the problem now…will ask Pixar support about it.
Thanks.
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What a PITA!

So many hoops just to get a trial license…and still couldn’t
download one. Not worth the hassle & time (for me).
Should be waaaay easier to try it if they want new users.
Done with it.

In contrast, having a ton of fun with these!
:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :+1:

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