Life just become a lot more interesting in the world of rendering with the announcement
that you will soon be able to use Renderman for free (for non-commercial use) and prices slashed to $495 per license.
A quick currency conversion £295.49!
A nice surprise. Though it does seems the obvious development with more and more of the large studios moving over to Arnold / VRay.
Looking forward to the estimated release date around Siggraph 2014. Get over to the sign up page
Remember that one 3delight license is still free even for commercial use.