Pixar Renderman question.

I overheard some people talking about Pixar Renderman. What does it do?
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weedCommented:
Its Pixars own rendering engine. It renders 3d animations and models with unbelievable realism. Bugs Life was rendered with it and i believe Toy Story also used it.
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techpageCommented:
good weed.... !!! you're rite... but i'm wondering... what 3D tools are used to model those bugs, toys, backgrounds... except for the rendering engine itself ???
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weedCommented:
Pixar uses several tools. Im not sure what they use for which parts but their platforms are Mac and SGI so the choices become a bit more limited. Probably Lightwave, Alias Wavefront, and if i recall they also have their own modeler which i dont think is commercially available.
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