RenderSan community aims

Outline of our community
"RenderSan, the RenderMan® comunity of Japan" as set out by the community June 2008

My name is Bernard Edlington I am the founder of this community, I was voted president by unanimous vote at the first meeting in June 2008.
My term will start from the third meeting which is due September 2008, as the first and second preliminary meetings were organized in advance.
Our long term goals are:

  • To create the best RenderMan® community in the world, one which will make users want come to Japan to use RenderMan® with us.
  • To join all RenderMan® users in Japan.
  • To forge ties with Japanese RenderMan® users and other RenderMan® users around the world.
Our short term goals are:
  • By Siggraph Asia 2009 (Japan) to have a meeting larger than the best and largest RenderMan® user meeting we know (Pixar's) which we estimate to be at 300.
  • To recruit new users and show them that RenderMan® is the best rendering standard in the world.
These goals were agreed by the community at the first meeting, the short term goals I promise to achieve at or before Siggraph Asia 2009 in Japan.

The way we will run this community and achieve these goals is:
  • As much as possible will be done via the internet.
  • Some users prefer anonymity, or corporate anonymity so Bernard shall organize a web and forum where this is possible.
  • The groups main language shall be Japanese, however where possible we will try to translate as much as possible into English, so users around the world can freely interact. Some meetings will have to be in English for example when foreign speakers are present.
  • Membership is open to all people around the world, and leaders will be voted yearly. The only restriction being vendors may not take leadership positions.
    • Forums and web communication restricts users to over 14.
  • Vendors, dealers and other groups may freely take part in the community
  • We are vendor neutral and wish to promote the RenderMan® as a standard in Japan, which means:
      • Vendors may promote their products at the meetings
      • As a group we will not favor any one product over another
      • Vendor time will be given on a first come first served basis
  • As long as it is in the spirit of the groups non profit aims, to benefit our group and no one individual or company. Funds may be raised by the following means:
      • Fees to special meetings
      • Donations
      • Corporations/event sponsorship
      • Books/software by the group
-RenderSan President & founder Bernard Edlington.


8/14(木)1PM~1:30PM Siggraph内Los Angeles Convention center room 315にて開催します。


RenderSan meeting #2 in LA :: theme is Making RenderFriends around the world.

Thursday August 14 1pm-1:30pm at
Siggraph in Los Angeles Convention center room 315.

A quick 30 minute meeting to show the world us RenderMan® guys in Japan exist.
There will be no voting, no talks it will just be a meeting in English to promote each one of you.
Please come along and promote RenderMan® interest in Japan to the world.
This will be an informal meeting, you will be introduced to RenderMan® people and they will be introduced to our group.



応募締切 2008年7月25日(24:00 JST) 必着

資格 企業団体あるいは個人やグループ。年齢、性別、職業、国籍は問いません。なお、作品は国内外未発表のものに限ります。



  • 日本性: 日本のユーザーのグローバル感が伝わること。
  • スケール感: 世界中から注目されているコミュニティーであることが伝わること。
  • 意味性: 内容がわかりやすく、覚えやすく、的確に伝達できること。
  • 独自性: RenderSanらしさが感じ取れること。高いオリジナリティがあること。





  1. 採用されたロゴマークに関する版権を含む一切の権利は、RenderSan,日本のRenderMan®ユーザーコミュニティーに帰属することとします。
  2. 採用された作品は都合により一部修整することがあります。
  3. 応募されたすべての作品は返却致しません。
  4. ロゴマークは使用する国で商標登録を予定しています。

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RenderSan symbol / logo competition

Symbol/logo competition information:

RenderSan is RenderMan® user community in Japan.
The logo should represent RenderMan® users in Japan. Please create a design that represents your style.

Application deadline July 25, 2008 (24:00 JST)

Application and participation
Qualification may be any corporate group, individuals or groups. We do not need to know your age, sex, occupation or nationality. This competition is open to any unpublished entries in and outside Japan.

0 yen (community effort)

Application details
Please develop the symbol/logo to fill the following criteria.

  • Japanesque: Should transmit an image of the Japanese RenderMan® user to a global audience.
  • Scale: Should also bring attention to the Japanese RenderMan® community from all over the world.
  • Global: Content should be able to be comprehensible, it to be easy remember, and to transmit it's idea adequately.
  • Originality: The symbol/logo should convey the impression "RenderSan", with great originality.

Submitting method

email: comp(at)


RenderSan and RenderMan® user community in Japan

Rights etc
  1. All rights including the copyright concerning the symbol/logo adopted are assumed to belong to RenderSan and the RenderMan® user community in Japan.
  2. Any part of the chosen work may be retouched by convenience.
  3. All applications will not be returned.
  4. The logo mark may be the registration mark each country of use.
After the initial official announcement, The winning result will be published in the following site around the middle of August, 2008.

Information published in this site is only an outline, and it is likely to be modified. To confirm a more detailed content and latest information you should mail
comp(at) .