Intel recently released the plug-in of the Intel® Open Volume Kernel Library (Intel® Open VKL) that works with Renderman, one of the world’s most versatile renderers for VFX and animation from Pixar Animation Studios. The plug-in utilizes Intel Open VKL, part of the Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit, to provide significant performance improvements for final-frame volumetric rendering. This powerful combo of Pixar Renderman, Intel Open VKL and Intel 12th Gen HX processors helps artists render more quickly than before compute-intensive processes like ray tracing and volumetric content, including fire, water, air, clouds and smoke. This collaboration benefits to creators, like Pixar creator Fabio Sciedlarczyk, who use it to build amazing photorealism into their visuals.
In the video, Fabio’s story unfolds as he leverages these new tools in conjunction with new 12th Gen Intel® Core™ HX platforms to bring his ideas to life. With the power to produce on the go, it opens new ways to create without sacrificing performance. These processors, most notably the 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-12900HX enable the world’s best mobile workstation platforms1, dramatically reducing compile times, while keeping creators moving in their creative flow.
The open source plug-in is available free to the public on GitHub and aligns with Intel’s open software strategy to foster innovation and broad adoption by content creators and developers across the software ecosystem.
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