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Setting up Mitsuba and RenderMan for Visions of Chaos
Mitsuba Renderer is created by Wendel Jakob and free to use.
RenderMan is Pixar's rendering engine they used for such movies as Finding Dory etc. They now provide a free Non-Commercial version.
Note: you do not have to have both Mitsuba and RenderMan installed. If you only want to use Mitsuba then you can skip downloading and installing RenderMan.
Visions of Chaos is now capable of using Mitsuba and RenderMan to render 3D output of the following modes;
3D Ant Automata
3D Cyclic Cellular Automata
3D Cellular Automata
3D Hodgepodge Machine
3D Voxel Automata Terrain
3D Diffusion-Limited Aggregation
4D Cellular Automata
Cube Divider
This page has instructions for setting up Visions of Chaos to use Mitsuba and RenderMan.

Download Mitsuba
Download the Mitsuba from here. Unzip it into a directory of your choice.

Point Visions of Chaos to Mitsuba
In any of the modes that support Mitsuba output, click the Options button once Mitsuba is selected, ie
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Click the Select button and select the directory that contains the Mitsuba mitsuba.exe file
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You are now ready to use Mitsuba as the Visions of Chaos rendering engine.

Download RenderMan
Download the Non-Commercial RenderMan from here. You will need to register a free user account. No other 3D software is required. Only the stand-alone RenderMan engine is needed. Install RenderMan accepting all the defaults. You do not have to install any of the optional plugins and ignore any message about missing 3D apps if you do not have Maya installed.

Point Visions of Chaos to RenderMan
In any of the modes that support RenderMan output, click the Options button once RenderMan is selected, ie
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Click the Select button and select the directory that contains the RenderMan prman.exe file
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You are now ready to use RenderMan as the Visions of Chaos rendering engine.