Using PxrDisplace to create added geometric details is a common workflow when combined with packages like Mudbox or Zbrush to export maps. We recommend vector displacement as this makes the most sense for layering but we render both scalar and vector maps with the same node.

You'll need to make sure that the object with displacement has a non-zero displacement bound. For performance reasons this value defaults to zero so one must always increase this for the object where displacements are needed.

RenderMan will print a warning for bounds that are too large or too small by a minimum factor of 10 to help you adjust

Below is a typical network for adding displacement to your object:

Render to see your result. Be sure you have a MaterialAssign after the Merge nodeĀ  with the correct CEL path to your object(s) and the network material location set to the NetworkMaterial