This book provides a straightforward and easy-to-follow introduction to the basic techniques involved with using Renderman. Packed with illustrations and hands-on examples, it will serve as an excellent foundation, a good first step and overview of the program. The book explains how scenes are described; illustrates how to create surfaces, color, lighting, shadows, and depth of field using RIB and the C API; and introduces the techniques involved in creating shaders and applying textures. This second edition includes a new chapter on global illumination. XII, 268 p.