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[TechReport] AMD FireRender is now the open-source Radeon ProRender

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The professional content creation software industry is dominated by Nvidia's CUDA libraries, and as a result, a large number of professional applications won't run on Radeon GPUs without some serious trickery. AMD has been trying to court the developers of these programs for some time with the GPUOpen initiative and its FireRender SDK. In further news from SIGGRAPH, AMD has dropped its "Fire" branding and renamed FireRender to Radeon ProRender.

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I liked FireRender as a name better... I suppose it makes it look like a new product to some people though. It's really too bad there aren't enough developers using it... I feel like it's management, not developers, that make the tech decisions as far as what SDK or engine to use. With NVidia paying/helping developers use their closed ecosystem, management had no reason to use the AMD versions.....

Hopefully that changes soon, monopolies benefit like 5 people instead of everyone.
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I liked FireRender as a name better... I suppose it makes it look like a new product to some people though. It's really too bad there aren't enough developers using it... I feel like it's management, not developers, that make the tech decisions as far as what SDK or engine to use. With NVidia paying/helping developers use their closed ecosystem, management had no reason to use the AMD versions.....

Hopefully that changes soon, monopolies benefit like 5 people instead of everyone.

You feel like it, because it is. It is purely a kickback system to developer organizations, as well as providing technical support and training free of charge.

MBA's can't see the technical superiority / inferiority when they are blinded by so many dollar signs.
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They need to get the Maya exporter out...
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They need to get the Maya exporter out...

Out as in off the page or out as in published? I could have sworn it was available for download.
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FireRender for Maya coming soon. It has said this on the site forever.
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You feel like it, because it is. It is purely a kickback system to developer organizations, as well as providing technical support and training free of charge.

MBA's can't see the technical superiority / inferiority when they are blinded by so many dollar signs.

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I guess "Radeon" is going to be the name for anything related to AMD graphics now, consumer and professional. The new "FirePros" using Polaris are the "Radeon Pro WX #100" now.
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FireRender for Maya coming soon. It has said this on the site forever.

3DS Max got a FireRender beta plug-in back in April. Other Autodesk products should follow.
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Blender integration on the works too. Not sure if they're going to do a half assed job like they did with the Cycles split kernel.
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