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The following operating systems are supported for this release. RenderMan may operate outside of this requirement, but it may be unstable and is not supported:

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 or newer 64-bit

RenderMan is designed to efficiently scale across many CPU cores, so while the above is a minimum requirement, systems with multiple processors will see the best performance.


  • All: CPU capable of running the full SSE4 instruction set.
  • Maya: Compatible with 2019, 2018.3+ & 2017.3+
  • Katana: Compatible with 2.6.4, 3.0 & 3.01

GUI-based Installation

To install the software, simply double-click on the appropriate MSI file, and click through the various dialogues. The default values are appropriate in most cases.