A Simple-Image Renderer

(c) 2000 J. Scott Iverson

Siren is a scanline implementation of the RenderMan standard for describing 3D scenes.  It renders simple scenes well.  It supports most of the basic RenderMan functionality and provides many of the optional capabilities described in the RenderMan standard.  Siren runs under MS-DOS.


Siren supports the following required RenderMan features: Siren supports the following optional capabilities described in the RenderMan specification: Siren also: Siren makes it easy to animate almost any aspect of a scene quickly, including lighting, shading and object placement.  It invites experimentation.

Veteran RenderMan users are encouraged to read the documentation and to work through the brief introductory tutorial, since Siren functions somewhat differently than other renderers.

Siren is still very much a work in progress, even though it's existed in various forms for about 10 years.  I originally wrote it for my own exploration of 3D graphics.  Hopefully it's now reached the stage where others will find it useful.  Suggestions for improvements and changes are welcome.  If you do something interesting
with Siren, let me know.

Siren software and documentation are Copyright 2000 J. Scott Iverson.  All rights reserved.

The RenderMan (R) Interface Procedures and RIB Protocol are Copyright 1988, 1989, Pixar. All rights reserved.

RenderMan (R) is a registered trademark of Pixar.

Last Modified March 31, 2000

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