Would be nice to use this with external GPU. My 2015 MBP with AMD Radeon is running fans so loud, it is hard to listen. And the speed of rendering is pretty slow.
Otherwise I definitely love the idea of 3D app for designers inclouded in CC. Just as handy, as Adobe Muse. Can't wait to see next versions.
Hi all! I just wanted to give a quick update, since GPU rendering has been out as a beta for a little while. The initial beta was built on NVidia Optix backend and only worked for some Nvidia cards. Thank you for all of the feedback so far!
One issue we’re hearing is that the GPU renderer errors out and then Dimension doesn’t show the GPU as supported again. Updating to the latest video card drivers is recommended and may resolve this issue.
We’re actively working on rebuilding the GPU rendering in a different way, so it’s available to all users across all hardware (Nvidia, AMD, MSI, etc).
We’ll update the status here as we get closer to a beta of the next version of GPU rendering.
Leo Hames commented
How do you think it makes sense now to accemble a powerful PC for rendering? Or is it better to use a cloud GPU service like AWS , vast.ai or https://puzl.ee/gpu-cloud? Who has some cloud service usage experience?
Michael Friedman commented
How do I get in on the beta?
Try the old V443 drivers... That tends to fix it
Michael Friedman commented
I have a new PC with an Nvidia RTX 2070 Super. Is this not compatible with GPU rendering? Why doesn't it show up an option in Dimension preferences?
Craig Williams commented
I have recently bought a high end laptop, i opened Dimension and it said my graphics card was suitable for GPU rendering, Dimension allowed me to use it for a couple of renders then it came up with an error and now I can only use CPU rendeirng, this is really frustrating, when will this error be fixed?
@russell try rolling back to the old Gpu driver... That should work mate
Russell Graf commented
I used to see GPU rendering on my PC with Nvidia GTX 1080ti, but now the feature is gone. I am on the most current version of this program (July 15 2020) Why is this option no longer available
Deanna Josephson commented
Hello, it's July 2020 and I am on a trial of Dn. I run mac with amd card and see that there is a thread about AMD??? Will this be happening soon? I am enjoying this app alot but don't like to run the cpu hard.
Adobe is not going to change... In a lot of ways they're going backwards but yes Ryzen blows everything else out of the water... Goto some of other forums where real people post their actual system results
Colin Holgate commented
Would Adobe adding AMD support be an easier solution than us all switching to PC, or adding eGPU?
Allen Mueller commented
Wow, this NVIDIA thing is making it where my next machine will be dedicated windows unless Mac ever stops this NVIDIA embargo.
I've been waiting to build a hackintosh for over a year now but it seems I'll have to give in and just go Windows/NVIDIA if I ever want to experience true GPU support while working in Adobe apps I use: INDD/PS/IL/DN
I'm inexperienced at figuring out hardware/software compatibility. I haven't built a PC since the 90s, but I've been in both environments since then, 80% mac.
I've heard that the Ryzen CPUs are doing better for single thread and multi thread apps. Maybe my focus should be on the CPU?
If anyone here has figured out a configuration for hackintosh or windows that makes for smooth and fast work in vector/3d/pixel workflows, I'm open to your council. I really need to build a machine but I don't want to waste money and time in the process.
erik russell commented
I can use my eGPU to render but only if I start it after Dimension is already running. If I start Dimension with my eGPU enabled, I get an OpenGL error message. This seems like a simple bug in the initial System Requirements check that the program performs. I'm hoping there are plans to fix this, but it seems the problem has been around for awhile.
Dalius Simanavicius commented
"GPU rendering will be Windows Nvidia only, on cards that support RTX raytracing technology. Plans for AMD and Mac is still in the works but won’t be happening this year."
OMG... it seems apple era is ending.... :(((
only wor windows? only for Nvidia? dear adobe... ....
Raimondas Astrauskas commented
Exactly same issue as Shuhao Shang is for me. My CPU (i7-7820x) render faster then GPU (Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 8GB) (PC has 64GB RAM). But it uses 100% CPU power if rendering on CPU and not possible to multitask.
Shuhao Shang commented
I can do the GPU rendering, but it's slower than CPU rendering. I'm using 1070, and 8th gen i7. It uses 70~80% of my GPU when rendering on GPU. I still like to render it on CPU cause it's fast, but the bad thing is my CPU boost to 100%, it's hard to do multitask at the same time. So if want to use multiple software at the same time when you design something, you can turn on GPU rendering at Edit=>Preference, there's a section to switch render hardware.
James Lovell commented
Greg Beckemeier, I'm running a Quadro here so i don't have access to Nvidia Experience.. All i know is i get a
lot of crashes with GPU rendering so i'm using CPU until it's fixed and stable.
James Lovell, I wonder if there is something I need to do in the GeForce Experience driver settings to get the GPU rendering to work. My card is indeed RTX, but it keeps failing and diverting to CPU rendering.
James Lovell commented
Stefan Klein, Ah! that's interesting, I've learnt something today! that's what is says on the product info.
"Please, note this first release of GPU rendering will be Windows Nvidia only, on cards that support RTX raytracing technology. "
This really is a wonderful program, Adobe! With most businesses now advertising online, the need for easy product photos is a MUST. PLEASE do not abandon the program and put it on the fast track for GPU rendering, or at least allows us to purchase cloud-rendering credits. Thank you to everyone working hard on this!
Thanks Stefan! I actually have 3 alienware computers here, with a 1070, a 1080, and a 2080 RTX. On the 1070, Dimension won't even detect the GPU. On the other two, Dimension detects the cards and asks me if I want to enable GPU rendering. I choose YES (obviously) and each of the two computers pops up with a "switching to CPU rendering" message upon trying my 1st render. Oh well, I know it's beta. I'm hopeful it all gets ironed out. If not, time to learn Blender. =)