CPU rendering

Autodesk ships Arnold 7.2.4

Check out the latest changes to renderer, including better toon shading and faster rendering of mesh lights.

Thursday, October 5th, 2023

Maxon ships Redshift 3.5.19

Check out the new features in the production renderer, and its Blender, Cinema 4D and Houdini plugins.

Thursday, September 14th, 2023

Maxon releases Cinebench 2024

Significant update reinstates GPU benchmarking to the popular free CG hardware benchmark.

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Autodesk ships Arnold 7.2.3

Check out the new features in the production renderer, including faster GPU rendering, and Apple Silicon support for Houdini users.

Thursday, August 10th, 2023

Inkscape 1.3 ships

Open-source vector design tool gets new Shape Builder for creating complex forms, '2-4x' speed boosts on multi-core CPUs.

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Maxon ships Redshift 3.5.17

Release 'lays the foundation' for non-photorealistic rendering in the GPU/CPU renderer for 3ds Max, Blender, C4D, Maya and Houdini.

Thursday, July 20th, 2023

Pixar ships RenderMan 25.2

Check out the new features in the heavyweight production renderer, including new compositing modes in the Stylized Looks NPR toolset.

Friday, June 30th, 2023

Maxon ships Redshift 3.5.16

Update improves CPU rendering performance, adds render backplate system in 3ds Max, deformation motion blur in Blender.

Saturday, June 17th, 2023

Autodesk ships Arnold 7.2.2

Update makes CPU renders on Intel, AMD and Apple CPUs perceptually identical, and edits to large scenes 'nearly instantaneous'.

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

Pixar releases RenderMan 25

Heavyweight VFX and animation renderer now includes Pixar's own AI-trained denoiser. Sizeable update to RenderMan XPU, too.

Tuesday, April 18th, 2023

Autodesk ships Arnold 7.2.1

See the crazy motion graphics effects created by the renderer's distance shader, supported in 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini & Maya.

Thursday, March 30th, 2023