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Welcome to the MoonRay Production Renderer documentation site!

MoonRay is DreamWorks Animation’s in-house 3D renderer, used to render all DreamWorks movies since How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

DreamWorks has released MoonRay as open source, under the Apache 2.0 license. The release features

  • the MoonRay high-performance path-tracing renderer.
  • many of the MoonRay plugins developed at DreamWorks.
  • a Hydra plugin for MoonRay, allowing its use in Hydra-supporting applications such as Houdini and Maya.
  • the Arras system, used to distribute MoonRay rendering across multiple machines.

To get started, explore the links in the navigation or click here.