Introducing
RNDR

Render Token: distributed GPU rendering on the blockchain

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Introducing RNDR

The first network to transform the power of GPU compute into a decentralized economy of connected 3D assets.

We aim to make it possible for any 3D object or environment to be authored, shared, and monetized through the Ethereum blockchain protocol.

The RNDR token is powered by breakthrough cloud rendering technology, creating a distributed global network of millions of peer GPU devices. The future of rendering envisioned.

The Challenge

From smartphones to 8K televisions to the latest augmented reality devices, our visual world is evolving at breakneck speed.

Authoring and publishing state-of-the-art graphics is an immense challenge that is growing each day. Consider the demands ahead for advanced rendering:

More Complexity

Images will grow to billions of polygons and physically based materials

Higher Resolution

Virtual screens will increase resolution exponentially beyond current display capabilities

More Interactivity

Multi-user gaming and media platforms will have billions of points of interaction

The Missing GPU Network

GPUs are now a standard component on every phone and PC as the most efficient rendering hardware.

Yet, single GPUs on devices, and even those in the cloud, are unable to individually handle the most intensive image processing demands.

7 years ago, we filed a patent on a simple premise: could all the millions of GPUs in the world be connected and work on distributed tasks for complex rendering?

The answer is yes.

The Opportunity

Ethereum’s widespread adoption was the key to realizing our vision. Instead of GPUs being used to only mine currencies, we use their intrinsic function to render and leverage the features of the blockchain:

Network

A decentralized architecture brings together the power of millions of developers and billions of consumers

Incentives

An equitable 2-sided marketplace motivates everyone to publish and consume - from artists to metadata contributors

Trust

An indisputable ledger allows all to create, exchange, and transfer creations securely.

A Render Ecosystem

Once a render job is registered on the RNDR blockchain, it underwrites an entire ecosystem of services.

Through smart contracts, users join our network to contribute GPU compute power. A range of users then enhance the network with render apps — artists, scientists, engineers, retailers, all augment render tasks to accrue value.

From crowdsourced 3D projects to digital rights management, RNDR creates a new marketplace to fund digital ideas, assets, and applications that anyone can join.

Sectors transformed by RNDR

Media

From blockbuster films to home movies, RNDR brings affordable GPU compute to democratize advanced special effects and graphics. This will accelerate the arrival of holographic displays and avatars to change storytelling forever.

Gaming

Billions of consumers worldwide put unprecedented demands on 3D game engines. RNDR will provide the infrastructure and standards to uplevel gaming and finally bring cinematic rendering to interactive experiences.

Manufacturing

RNDR makes scientific-grade rendering available to any 3D object. Industry will be retooled as physics-accurate rendering transforms imaging from 3D visualization to intelligent 3D simulation.

Medical

Radiology is being overhauled by the introduction of high-level rendering. From surgeons to new medical students, RNDR will enable unprecedented levels of fidelity in medical imaging at a fraction of the speed and cost.

Virtual Reality

RNDR will bring economical light field media and streaming to allow any artist to create high quality VR experiences at 72K resolution and beyond —rendering an immersive Metaverse in stunning detail.

Augmented Reality

As the ARKit and ARCore revolutions take off, RNDR will make photorealistic objects and scenes on wearables and mobile devices a possibility by democratizing the authorship, registration and streaming of light fields and next gen media formats.

Mixed Reality

With the breakout successes of WeChat and SnapChat, the economy of virtual goods and services is only just beginning. RNDR will provide the key distribution system to monetize and track digital objects in the Metaverse.

Team & Advisors

Jules Urbach

CEO and Co-Founder OTOY

Jules sets the strategic vision for OTOY, and is the chief architect of the company’s technology roadmap. Widely hailed as a pioneer in computer graphics, streaming and 3D rendering with over 25 years of industry experience. He made his first game, at 18, and went on to make the web’s first 3D video game platform and licensed the software to Macromedia, Disney, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Microsoft, Hasbro and AT&T. His life’s work has been to revolutionize 3D content capture, creation and delivery.

Alissa Grainger

President and Co-Founder OTOY

Alissa sets the strategic direction of OTOY and leads all operations. For nearly a decade, her passion has been to take the genius of OTOY’s patents and research and bring them to the mass market. She spearheads the company's activities worldwide and drives all partnerships, financings, and acquisitions. In the last 18 months alone, Alissa led key deals with Facebook and Unity to bring OTOY’s technology to billions of consumers. She also closed strategic partnerships with HBO, Disney, Discovery Communications, Mattel, Liberty Media and Madison Square Garden Group. Prior to OTOY, Alissa started a venture fund with technology writer, George Gilder, which invested in startup and mid-stage technology companies. Alissa graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University.

“The Render Token project opens up a world of opportunities for entertainment companies such as Disney, HBO, and WME/IMG to have a foolproof and reliable way to render and distribute their assets, virtual services and IP through the blockchain. This represents immense value for users, as well as content creators - who have seen revenue fall and direct channels eroding year after year.

It is clear to me that immersive computing is going to replace traditional media platforms and services. OTOY is making this happen years ahead of schedule.”

- Ari Emanuel Advisor RNDR Token Co-Founder and Co-CEO, WME IMG

“This project will revolutionize the way that 3D assets and their respective digital rights are transferred and distributed across people and entities. OTOY is transforming their state-of-the-art expertise for rendering into a decentralized network that will cater to a wider audience.”

— Brendan Eich Advisor RNDR Token Founder and CEO of Brave Software and the Basic Attention Token Co-founder and Former CEO, Mozilla Creator of JavaScript

“As an advisor to OTOY since the beginning, I applaud their new architecture for transactions and security. The Render Token is by far the most interesting project that I've seen in the space, as there is already a vigorous market for the service, dominated by OTOY, that can be rationalized and harvested through blockchain technology.”

— George Gilder Advisor RNDR Token Noted Economist Founder and Partner Gilder Technology Fund

“Modeling virtual worlds is enormously exciting but modeling the actual Universe is even better. In the future, by leveraging spare computing cycles worldwide through blockchain, OTOY’s next phase could open up the possibility of furthering scientific research through significant advances in our modeling of the Universe.

Decentralized and realistic GPU rendering as embodied in OTOY’s work and this project in particular present the potential for a major leap in tackling the challenge of limited computing resources — acting a bit like the Universe itself — rewarding participants meaningfully for their contributions both big and small. As we collectively unlock the Universe’s secrets, our world will be the richer for it.”

— Lisa Randall Advisor RNDR Token Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science Harvard University