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.
Hey everyone. There’s been a lot of discussion here, and some of it is turning quite negative. I was going to wait, but wanted to jump in right away.
We have absolutely been listening and, as mentioned before, have GPU rendering in progress. We have our first build testing in-house right now and will be making it available on Prerelease soon.
Please, note this first release of 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.
You can join our prerelease program with this invitation link: https://www.adobeprerelease.com/beta/6D4BC437-A571-40B6-B398-1D29A4A13985/participate/7A1DBA5A-6CF2-4023-EE2F-3CA7B25DF3BE
Or if you’re already a member just visit www.adobeprerelease.com and visit the Dimension program.
We hope to upload our first GPU enabled build later this week.
Cloud rendering is in NO WAY a replacement or way to evade doing work to support local rendering. We believe if you have paid for a powerful machine we should take advantage of it. Cloud Rendering is a separate initiative for those who do NOT have powerful machines, or need bulk animations for enterprise workflows. Cloud rendering simply took less time to do because it’s using our current renderer which is CPU based, where GPU rendering really required a lot of engineering investment.
We do plan to expand local CPU/GPU rendering support and performance as well as offer Cloud Rendering services for those who need it. While we haven’t made progress on distributed rendering, that is also something we’re evaluating.
We’re very excited about this first release of GPU support and hope you will all join the Prerelease platform to help test and provide feedback on the experience!
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
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.
Loving the app. Still figuring it out. I have a GTX 1080 TI graphics card and would love to make that do all the hard rendering work since it has 11gb to work with. How do I change rendering from the CPU to the GPU? Thanks!
So bury then this piece of software without GPU-rendering or any other way of faster rendering. Where is the point of waiting hours for a simple render with 3000 by 3000 pixels? BTW PS ist not faster.
Add my vote for GPU rendering. Will love to try out this software
Ah, makes sense.. Will Apples metal 2 be used as well? I'd rather wait and get great performance than have it rushed out.. Maybe by this time next year we can really put Dimension to the test!! Until then hopefully we can get the ability to create our own materials, lights etc... time will tell.
I did correctly mean 2018. GPU rendering may be available late 2018 or into 2019. As some background, we are using a relatively new type of material (.MDL from Nvidia) and the V-Ray rendering engine. There's a lot of work we have to do with V-Ray to get the material fully represented. In addition we have to work with Apple since V-Ray GPU rendering is currently Windows only. There's just a lot of cross-partner work, so takes more time.
Jeanette, you posted "No time estimate to share at this point on GPU rendering. We’re actively exploring but there are a lot of components and it’s not likely to happen for 2018." Do you mean 2017 or are you saying that GPU will not be out untill 2019? This seems to be a long time away.
Yup, GPU, was worried about the slow renders until I realized it wasn't using my GPU.
Paul Ryan commented
Please way faster render engine.
Well, top and what will get released are not always the same. :) GPU is one of our top priorities, it's just going to take some time. We're working on performance and improvements to the current features for our next release. You can also use this User Voice site to see what's Planned and Started.
Can you share what are the 5 features on the top of your list?
Jarek Zakrzewski commented
From your post was one year past.... and still there is no GPU rendering.. So when it can be happen?
that this needs a vote makes me sad. Implement already
and another vote for GPU rendering. Even multiple GPUs!
Stefan Klein commented
Add my vote to GPU rendering.
Being someone who has to work with CPU rendering, i can't wait till i can utilize my 1080ti. Please, please, please make it a priority!!
Michael F commented
For those wondering: GPUs are much more parallel than CPUs which were not built to render. CPUs provide very general, flexible computing while GPUs can only handle much simpler, basic tasks but on a significantly larger scale. When calculating a scene to many pixels, you don't need to have the full flexibility of a CPU, but you do need it to power many computations quickly. Even basic Intel integrated GPUs should theoretically perform much better than i5 or i7 CPUs.
And yes, many professional graphic designers who intend to use CUDA processing and video editing will have dedicated GPU cards, along with everyone who designs in 3D.
Yup, a GPU rendering option would be awesome. I wouldn't force GPU rendering on everyone, but instead provide the option of using CPU vs. GPU. As it stands, only people with insanely beefy CPUs would get decent render times using the current renderer. I've got a good CPU (i5 8600K), but at 1 thread for each of its 6 cores, using Adobe Dimension's low-quality and low-res render setting, it's too slow to be usable on anything but the most basic scenes.
Otherwise, Dimension is a very cool little product!
Can you improve use of CUDA on 3rd part video card (like Nvidia Titan X or 1080Ti) for use on macpro or Hackintosh
The rendering for example is a little bit slow and has not a big request on the GC.
maybe the ability like on photoshop to run the software with or without an gpu.