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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 →
    planned  ·  AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) responded  · 

    Hey everyone, realized I haven’t updated here in a little while. There’s a lot getting ready for our next Dimension release (2.0 comin’ atcha soon!). I don’t have details to share yet, but we did some architectural work and are actively investigating GPU support. It won’t be available in 2.0, but we’re laying the ground work and we’ll update you as we move forward.

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      • Tiago Miranda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be really AWESOME if we could use GPU accelerated graphics rendering! I have a GTX 1070 and I would really benefit from using it for Felix instead of relying completely on the Intel i7 CPU. Those who use Quadros would even be more grateful!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Its very slow rendering. It should use the GPUs power to speed up rendering like OTOY's Octane renderer.

      • SAMUEL IP commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Dries Vervoort at least most graphic designers I know have reasonably spec'd GPUs, maybe not top-of-the-line cards a la those usually found in film editors or 3D artists, but having the support of GPU rendering for a entry level 3D design app is going to make things slightly easier!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Project felix is using Gpu for rendering ? I feel that is to slow to use it right now. I have a nvidia gtx 970.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have an amd gfx card in my mac pro, why Felix does not use it to (pre)render?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am unsure if Felix currently uses GPU optimization, if not could that be an option, or at least shown in the settings.

      • David Prendergast commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        GPU processing offers massive advantages for rendering. It does however restrict users who do no have modern GPUs. SolidWorks Visualise allows for final rendering to be done by the GPU yet allows the CPU to remain relatively free for processing background tasks as normal.

        Having the option to enable the GPU to render would be a massive benefit for me.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        GPU raytracing has several advantages, as you know:
        - It´s faster
        - you can raytrace "on the fly": That means, whatever you do, raytracing happens at the same time (during model rotation, light changes, material changes etc. ) Of course, it´s grainy then, but at least you see what you´ll get. GPU raytracing is a game changer.

      • Mark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Question: This App won't render with my GPU I have a GTX 980 TI any ideas?

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