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AMD offering FireRender plug-in for 3ds Max

AMD, makers of the line of FirePro graphics cards and engines, has released a free software–based rendering plug-in, the FireRender for Autodesk 3ds Max, which is designed for content creators with 4K workflows and who are looking for photorealistic rendering. FireRender for Max offers physically accurate raytracing and comes with an extensive material library.

AMD FireRender is built on OpenCL 1.2, which means it can run on any hardware. It also provides a CPU backend, which means that FireRender can run on GPU, CPU, CPU+GPU, or a variety of combinations of multiple CPUs and GPUs. Within the FireRender, integrated materials are editable in the 3ds Max Material Slate Editor as nodes. There is also Active Shade Viewport Integration, which means you can work with FireRender in realtime and see your changes as you make them. Physically Correct materials and lighting help with true design decisions via global illumination — including caustics. Emissive and Photometric Lighting, as well as lights from HDRI environments, enable artists to blend a scene in with its surroundings.

AMD says to keep an eye out for other upcoming free software plug-ins for other animation software, including Autodesk Maya and Rhino.

 

In other AMD news, at the NAB show last month, the company introduced the AMD FirePro W9100 32GB workstation graphics card designed for large asset workflows with creative applications. It will be available in Q2 of this year. The FirePro W9100 16GB is currently available.

AMD FirePro supports Avid Media Composer 8.4 for HD, 4K workflows

AMD has certified Avid Media Composer 8.4 for HD and 4K broadcast and digital content creation workflows powered by AMD FirePro professional graphics on Microsoft Windows and Mac Pro workstations. The new support for Avid Media Composer enables AMD FirePro professional graphics customers to take advantage of 4K display, media management and editing capabilities throughout the video production process.

Avid Media Composer nonlinear video editing software is used extensively by professional editors in moviemaking, television, broadcast and streaming media. AMD FirePro professional graphics enable Avid Media Composer to support editing of high volumes of disparate file-based media for accelerated high-res and HD workflows, real-time collaboration and well-managed media management.