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Tom Daigon
AE/C4D rendering (CPU/GPU)
on Apr 19, 2013 at 8:12:58 pm

Rendering 3D ray traced animations in C4D can be a lengthy process.In a dialog I had with AE/Adobe folks I asked if GPU rendering would be supported. In my experience, these days it can be much faster than CPU. I was told that for the moment Cineware (the link between AE and C4D) using CPU rendering BUT that enabling GPU rendering was a priority in the future.

If this is something you would like to see I suggest you submit a feature request form.

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

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Walter Soyka
Re: AE/C4D rendering (CPU/GPU)
on Apr 19, 2013 at 9:01:37 pm

[Tom Daigon] "Rendering 3D ray traced animations in C4D can be a lengthy process.In a dialog I had with AE/Adobe folks I asked if GPU rendering would be supported. In my experience, these days it can be much faster than CPU. I was told that for the moment Cineware (the link between AE and C4D) using CPU rendering BUT that enabling GPU rendering was a priority in the future."

C4D itself doesn't have a final-output GPU renderer at the moment, so I'd guess that any references to high-priority GPU rendering at this point refer to OpenGL or Enhanced OpenGL viewport acceleration.

That would be very welcome -- the faster the viewport, the better.

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Tom Daigon
Re: AE/C4D rendering (CPU/GPU)
on Apr 19, 2013 at 9:34:11 pm

It would be welcome. Thats one of many things that impressed me about Blender. Both the display AND the output renderer are GPU accelerated.

I did phrase the question to include both processes, but maybe that wasnt clear to the person I asked. I guess its a moot point for now. But I would hope they would develop both based on my Blender experience. It is blazingly fast with my GTX 570.

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Walter Soyka
Re: AE/C4D rendering (CPU/GPU)
on Apr 19, 2013 at 9:54:30 pm

[Tom Daigon] "Thats one of many things that impressed me about Blender. Both the display AND the output renderer are GPU accelerated."

Cycles rocks!

For C4D (not CINEWARE), there are third-party options for GPU rendering: Octane is available now, and V-Ray RT is on the roadmap for VRAY for C4D.

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Tom Daigon
Re: AE/C4D rendering (CPU/GPU)
on Apr 19, 2013 at 9:59:06 pm

Yes, Cycles does rock!

Thanks for the info about alternate renders for C4D. Im probably going to see how things shake out with Cineware and AE before investigating renderers just for C4D.

Im still in the crawling stage of my learning process. Today Im wrapping my head around hierarchy when using extrusion nurbs (nerds ) and effectors. :D

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