So I installed renderman 24 on blender and trying to render says I don't have a valid renderman licence. It's probably because I'm using the github version but renderman installer doesn't install the program! Anyone got any ideas on how to fix?

  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure if your Q match's BSE guidelines ... Probably better to ask some Renderman community ? Or here are some instructions rmanwiki.pixar.com/display/RFB24/… $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Jul 2, 2021 at 18:29
  • $\begingroup$ Hi Zach, welcome to the Blender stack exchange. Are you talking about Renderman For Blender (github.com/prman-pixar/RenderManForBlender)? $\endgroup$
    – jwrush
    Jul 2, 2021 at 19:07
  • $\begingroup$ Yes and I did everything right tho it's not rendering because of 'no valid licence' $\endgroup$ Jul 3, 2021 at 7:54

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I instaled RenderMan for Blender like this, so here is a step by step guide of how I did it:

Hope this all helps you.

Note that maybe your problem may be because of this: RenderMan only works on Blender 2.83 LTS or Blender 2.92.

  1. Go to: https://renderman.pixar.com/store.

Then on the Non-Commercial section choose Try. enter image description here

  1. Then on the page you come to, click on the big Free to Try button. enter image description here

If you do not have an acount or you are not login, login or create an acount and then come back to the same page. enter image description here

  1. Then you will be prompt with form, fill it all an click Submit. enter image description here

  2. After this you will come back to the page on step 2 but now with a download button after scroling click it! enter image description here

  3. Then you it will open a sucsess page but just close it and run the program you just down loaded.

It will open a instalation wizard, istall it. enter image description here

  1. Then it will open a login window, login.

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  1. Now after all of this go to RenderMan's GitHub: https://github.com/prman-pixar/RenderManForBlender/releases

Scoll down a bit and download the RenderManForBlender-24.0_2172149.zip file enter image description here

  1. Now FINALY install that zip file in Blender as a addon.
  • $\begingroup$ I did do that but no rendering options work, pressing the render or render animation button comes up with the render tab, with a transparent background and hovering my mouse over says I don't have a valid licence. Trying the real-time render makes the percentage in the top-left of the view port say 66% done, and every object is grey/kinda transparent. I did install the newest version off github and the installer and non-commercial, signed up and everything. And I tried the 2.92 AND 2.83 LTS, using the steam version on a windows 10 laptop. $\endgroup$ Jul 3, 2021 at 7:46
  • $\begingroup$ In GitHub did you download the latest version of code or latest release? $\endgroup$
    – Ayo Reis
    Jul 3, 2021 at 9:28
  • $\begingroup$ Now RenderMan 24.1 is out, you can try it and it will also work for 2.93 $\endgroup$
    – Ayo Reis
    Aug 2, 2021 at 14:36

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