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AMD New Plugins for ‘Radeon ProRender’ Rendering Engine

AMD updates Radeon ProRender plugins for more applications including Blender and with support for Pixar USD format.


AMD has added several new plugins for AMD Radeon ProRender, which uses open industry standards to empower creatives to produce stunningly realistic images. The new updates include the following:

Radeon ProRender for Inventor

A free, downloadable plug-in is now available for Autodesk Inventor, the 3D CAD software for product design and engineering, using the latest rendering standards, USD and MaterialX, and supporting hardware-accelerated raytracing on AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based graphic cards.

Radeon ProRender plugin for Blender

New Radeon ProRender plugin for Blender enables multiple workflows with apps leveraging the Pixar USD file format. The plugin uses the open-source MaterialX standard for materials.

Autodesk Inventor makes it easy for any user, regardless of experience, to create photorealistic visualizations of designs. For more information and to download Radeon ProRender for Autodesk Inventor, visit the Autodesk store today.

Radeon ProRender USD Hydra for Blender

Pixar USD is quickly becoming an industry standard, and Blender is equally crucial for 3D software applications for designers. With the Pixar USD system, there is now a robust and open way to exchange and assemble data from multiple applications. AMD’s new USD plug-in for Blender includes the Radeon ProRender USD Hydra renderer and uses the open-source MaterialX standard for materials. Visit here to download the plug-in today.

Plugin Updates

The new plug-in updates add support for the latest versions of Maya, Blender, and USD, as well a new “RPR Toon Shader” node to create interesting rendering looks. In addition, Radeon ProRender 2 now supports subsurface scattering, refraction absorption, and volume shaders to enable the creation of organic or light-absorbing materials. The latest plug-in updates can be downloaded here.

Radeon ProRender is optimized for AMD Radeon PRO and Radeon RX graphics cards, is built on open standards, and works on any GPU that supports OpenCL 1.2 and on any CPU.

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