Today, Maxon announced that its Redshift Render Engine will add support for AMD’s brand new Radeon PRO Graphics cards.
AMD Radeon PRO Graphics Cards Get Redshift Render Engine Support By Maxon
Press Release: Maxon, the developers of professional software solutions for editors, filmmakers, motion designers, and visual effects artists, today announced that artists can now use select AMD Radeon PRO graphics cards to create photorealistic images with its production-class Redshift render engine. Redshift now offers high-performance rendering via AMD (HIP), Apple (Metal), and Nvidia (CUDA) technologies, while anyone can work with Redshift materials and rendering thanks to the Redshift CPU announced last week.
The AMD dedicated GPU programming environment, Heterogeneous Interface for Portability (HIP) is designed for programming high-performance kernels on GPU hardware. HIP is a C++ runtime API and programming language that allows easy migration from existing CUDA code. This means that developers can write their GPU applications and, with very minimal changes, be able to run their code in any environment with comparable performance across platforms.
Redshift also supports rendering with mixed devices like RS CPU and AMD Radeon PRO graphics cards, opening possibilities for individuals or studios with a variety of hardware setups – whether it is Nvidia on one machine, or AMD on another, or CPU only.
“Our ultimate goal is Redshift Everywhere, in the hands of every artist on every DCC application, with the ability to take advantage of all the capabilities of their hardware,” said David McGavran, CEO of Maxon. “This development brings us even closer to that achievement and also satisfies one of the community’s most desired feature requests.”
Redshift on AMD GPU Requirements and Availability
To run Redshift on the supported Radeon PRO W6800 graphics card will require the AMD Software: PRO Edition 22.Q1 driver available from the AMD website later this quarter. Redshift is also validated on the Radeon PRO VII graphics card. Both AMD Software and Redshift support for Radeon PRO graphics cards on Windows are currently in a technology preview and development is actively closed ongoing. Learn more at www.amd.com/MaxonRedshift
See Cinema 4D on AMD in Action at NAB 2022
Maxon will be hosting exclusive presentations from industry-leading artists in its Booth (#N5920) at NAB 2022, April 24-27, 2022. For those unable to attend the show, the presentations will be streaming simultaneously at 3DMotionShow.com.