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GPU Rendering

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.

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) responded  · 

    Hello everyone! I know it’s been quiet on the GPU side of things for a while now. I wanted to let you know it’s been actively under the works for a bit, but a lot going on behind the scenes. Here’s what I can say so far!

    In Dimension 2.0 we’ve launched an entire new rendering engine, the Adobe Dimension Renderer. This is an in-house rendering engine which allows us to have more direct control over many things. We’re actively working on GPU support and have our first beta proof for the RTX cards, demoed at Adobe MAX last week:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4zNBOYcD1s

    This includes an overhaul to being able to interact with the render mode, so thinking about both rendering during design work and as final renders. We’re still working on this and are looking to port the technologies to new cards and platforms (AMD, Mac Metal, etc.)

    In addition to GPU rendering, please note we are also working on faster CPU rendering and you can expect a performance oriented update in the near future that should include a significant increase to final render times on CPU.

    FInally, we are still exploring cloud rendering, which is available as a free private beta. You will need to join the Prerelease program and download a special build to use Cloud Rendering, but it is available to everyone at the moment. You can sign up for the Dimension program here:
    https://www.adobeprerelease.com/#

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      • erikj7@me.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a loaded up MBP 2017. I did a render in Dn last night that took 6.5 hours and it looked horrible. I even brought the canvas size up to 4K x 2.7K at 500 px/in. Did I do something wrong? I did similar size in Fusion 360's render section and Fusion did a beautiful job in about 2 minutes! I would really like to use Dn because you have models already that I can put my labels onto. I can PM you with side by side picture comparisons if you like.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It seems a little silly to me that Dimensions doesn't allow GPU support. I'm watching the activity monitor and the GPU is at 0 while all 8 of my CPU's are maxed at %100.

        GPU SUPPORT!

      • Maxim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey Jeanette... Thanks for your quick reply! That limit would be good if it means nothing, will probably save Adobe a few headaches too as users may react badly, as I did. I found that while Dimension was rendering then even trying to type an email was next to impossible as letters would just randomly print to screen. Once Dimensions was closed all was good. I've rendered with ZBrush, Daz3D and photoshop and I don't get the same issue.

      • AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Maxim - just a note that that is the way the resources are reported for multiple cores. For example a 4 core CPU would report up to 400%. You probably have a 10-core processor using 100%. Rendering generally uses 100% of all available resources to do it faster. We can put in a limit at % if you want!

      • Maxim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is using a stupid amount of resource at the moment 1098% of CPU resource (seems to be going quantum on my system).
        MacPro 3 GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon E5 64GB
        Hope this gets fixed too.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Jeanette, GPU Rendering was/is/will be very important I think. Without GPU Rendering your customers (myself too) are forced to use other software from other manufactors. It would be nice if this feature coming soon!

      • Rough commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is laughable - 3d rendering application without planned GPU rendering support - what's next, Adobe? - new app for drawing without pen support? "We are focusing on improving mouse-based drawing at this time"?

      • Simon Weaver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If rendering is going to be this slow until 2019 at least let me zoom in on the progress of the frame and pan it around. Having to click the stupid camera icon to export the progress is just annoying.

      • Maurice Baradari commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        GPU its a must, my GPU is sleeping when Dimension is Rendering, that makes no sence. Every good 3D Software have this option to change between CPU and GPU.

      • Brett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there any roadmap plan to add GPU rendering? Feel like this is a must have feature over anything else.

      • Ed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you can afford this software you likely have an excellent workstation with a gpu.

      • Warwick Metcalfe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No GPG rendering is a bit of a deal breaker for real use of dm in 2018 - promising tool but too expensive time wise waiting for render results ... back to max 😞 - good luck with the build!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        V-Ray Render engine is poor, sry to say that. Use Renderman or Maxwel ... Just use unbiased raytraycer... this is the future.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sorry but after realizing Dimension is CPU biased render engine I was super disapointed about this product. How couldn't ADOBE use the CUDA drivers to render??? not nice at all... not adobe standard at all...

      • Paul Ryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Could not agree more. CPU rending is a very bad option. Had a job offer 54 product renders. Adobe Dimension would take nearly 7 days to render.

        Not up to the Adobe high standards.

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