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Maxon and OTOY Partner—Bring Redshift Support to OTOY’s Render Network

OTOY and its Render Network to offer Redshift Render in the first half of 2022 — Maxon partnership will add Cinema 4D as well.


OTOY and Maxon have announced that Redshift will be coming to the Render Network, providing Redshift users the ability to scale GPU rendering jobs to millions of distributed GPUs.

Redshift integration on the Render Network is a key milestone for both companies, as the Render Network is the industry’s first blockchain peer-to-peer GPU rendering network and 3D marketplace, allowing the platform to support an expanded set of production workflows from motion graphics and VFX, to gaming, design, and scientific visualization.

Partnership Details

Details of the partnership involve OTOY and Maxon working together to develop a native integration of Cinema 4D on the Render Network, providing a one-click solution for uploading to the Render Network, bypassing the need for time-consuming scene conversion and exporting processes.

OTOY Render Network + Redshift

OTOY and Maxon partner on bringing Redshift to Render Network.

“Cinema 4D on the Render Network will dramatically accelerate artist workflows,” commented David McGavran, CEO of Maxon. “It will enable our community to leverage the scale and efficiency of millions of decentralized GPUs in the cloud without the barriers of cumbersome scene conversion and exporting.”

Redshift on the Render Network will help users move easily between render engines. The toolchain agnostic platform for scaling GPU rendering tasks across millions of decentralized GPUs will empower workflows for 3D artists and technical visualization professionals.

“This integration between Cinema4D, Redshift, and the Render Network is a significant milestone on our decade-long mission to democratize high-end 3D content creation and a breakthrough for the development of the open metaverse,” added Jules Urbach, the CEO and founder of OTOY. “Artists can now create boundary-pushing motion graphics, visual effects, and crypto art, frictionlessly mixing and matching rendering pipelines while leveraging the unprecedented scale of millions of decentralized GPUs.”

Blockchain Rendering

OTOY’s Render Network is the industry’s first distributed GPU rendering on blockchain technology. It was designed to connect users looking to perform render jobs with people who have idle GPUs to process the renders. Most folks have idle computers at night while they sleep. Creatives with powerful GPUs have these GPUs doing essentially nothing at all for hours every day and night.

RNDR is OTOY’s “render token” based on Ethereum. Users seeking rendering jobs on the system would send RNDR to the individual with idle GPUs and OTOY would receive a small percentage of RNDR to help pay for the cost of the Render Network system. GPU owners are called “node operators” but instead of mining cryptocurrencies with their GPUs, they earn Ethereum-based RNDR tokens for performing GPU-based rendering jobs.

Adding Redshift to the Render Network further compliments the rendering engine options on the platform, in complement to OTOY’s own Octane Render, for example. The Render Network already supports all of the industry’s leading 3D toolsets across VFX, gaming, motion design, architectural visualization, and simulation, with 20+ DCC integrations, including native support for Unity3D and Unreal Engine. This partnership expands in The Render Network’s Multi-Render initiative to support the industry’s leading GPU render engines, starting with OctaneRender, Redshift, and Arnold Render.


Redshift support on the Render Network is planned for the first half of 2022 and will be available at

To learn more about OTOY and Octane Render please visit here. To learn more about Maxon’s Redshift Render please visit here.

About OTOY

OTOY Inc. is the definitive cloud graphics company, pioneering technology that is redefining content creation and delivery for media and entertainment organizations around the world. OTOY’s Academy Award®-winning technology is used by leading visual effects studios, artists, animators, designers, architects, and engineers, providing unprecedented creative freedom, new levels of realism, and new economics in content creation and distribution powered by the cloud. In 2017, OTOY released the Render Network® (RNDR)—the industry’s first blockchain GPU rendering network and 3D marketplace, powering next generation media and NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). For more information, visit and

About Maxon

Maxon makes powerful, yet approachable software solutions for content creators working in 2D and 3D design, motion graphics, visual effects and visualization. Maxon’s innovative product portfolio helps artists supercharge their creative workflows. Its product lines include the award-winning Cinema 4D suite of 3D modeling, simulation and animation technology, the diverse Red Giant lineup of revolutionary editing, motion design and filmmaking tools, the high-end production, blazingly fast Redshift rendering solutions, and the intuitive forger mobile sculpting app.

Maxon’s team is comprised of fun, passionate people who believe in building and empowering a successful artistic community. From its popular, inclusive events to its free Cineversity educational resources, Maxon recognizes that developing strong connections with creatives and fostering their professional growth is integral to Maxon’s ability to stay on top of industry trends and better serve customers. 

Maxon is part of the Nemetschek Group.


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