To interpret; to set forth, represent, or exhibit; as, an actor renders his part poorly; a singer renders a passage of music with great effect; a painter renders a scene in a felicitous manner.
The process of converting the polygonal or data specification of an image to the image itself, including color and opacity information. [WOL93
The digital equivalent of taking a photograph. 3d animation software converts a three dimensional scene, comprised of modeled objects, lights, movement, and other properties into a two dimensional image. Animation is created by displaying a sequence of these images over time.