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.