How Pixar Changed Special Effects

A piece of software you've probably never heard of is responsible for helping win 27 of the last 30 Oscars for special effects. Pixar's RenderMan, its proprietary 3D-rendering software, changed what was capable in film, and traces its history back to the late 70s and Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic. WIRED goes through the history of RenderMan and the watershed moments that changed movies forever.

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