Intro to Slim Notes: to accompany videos provided by Escape Studios

As someone who is trying to become more comfortable with Renderman’s Slim shading interface, there really isn’t enough documentation out there. Those of you who have tried searching, like I have, know that Pixar is notorious for not publishing a whole lot of anything in the way of documentation, and the documentation that they do publish is either outdated, on the surface, or way over your (my head). That aside, Escape Studios was nice enough to provide some write ups and videos for Pixar on their website (and yes its free!). It’s not a lot, but it’s a good start. 

Anyway, to get to my point, I found three videos on an Introduction to Slim yesterday and took notes while I watched. So in lieu of my previous rant, I’d like to make my notes available to you. Yes, I am not publishing anything new, I’m merely regurgitating information from the videos by Escape Studios, but if you’re like me more notes never hurt!

So without further ado, I give you the aforementioned notes…


which go with these videos (you will need to set up a free student account with Pixar to access the page) https://renderman.pixar.com/courseware/bin/view/Fundamentals/Introduction_to_Slim