News: Maxon Announces Redshift for macOS
The press release from Maxon, below, describes the availability of Redshift for macOS. Another key point, optimized performance on M1 and Intel based Macs.
Maxon Announces Redshift for macOS Including Native Support for M1-Powered Macs
Friedrichsdorf, Germany – April 13, 2021 – Today, Maxon announced the immediate availability of Redshift for macOS including support for M1-powered Macs as well as Apple’s Metal Graphics API. Redshift, the award-winning, production-ready renderer, offers a rich feature set including ray switches, flexible shading networks, motion blur, AOVs, deep output, layered EXR, and much more. Unlike other GPU renderers, Redshift is a biased renderer that enables artists to adjust the quality of individual techniques in order to get the best performance/quality balance for production. As a Universal solution, Redshift is optimized for high-end performance across both M1- and Intel-powered Macs.
Redshift for macOS
Redshift for macOS signifies a milestone, bringing cutting-edge cinematic rendering to Mac artists. And, native support for M1-powered Macs means substantial efficiency improvements to workflows. The integrated graphics in M1 provide a huge increase in graphics performance combined with low power consumption.
“When Redshift joined the Maxon family in 2019, extending support to our user community on the Mac platform was a top priority,” says Maxon CEO, David McGavran. “So we’re thrilled that creatives working in macOS environments can now take advantage of this powerful and flexible GPU-accelerated renderer built to meet the specific demands of contemporary high-end production.”
Early testers of Redshift on macOS have reported some significant performance results. James Rodgers, Director at UK-based Lunar Animation reported, “We’re seeing some crazy results when rendering with Redshift on Mac Pro. A typical frame from the very effects-heavy game cinematic we created for Mythic Legends, an action-packed strategy mobile game by Outfit7, previously took 26 minutes to render per frame. Now it’s rendering in only 58 seconds!”
Support for M1-based Macs will be made available with the release of macOS Big Sur (11.3). As is typical with Redshift, updates to enhance stability and optimization will be regular and ongoing.
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. In addition, the diverse Red Giant lineup of revolutionary editing, motion design, and filmmaking tools. Finally, the high-end production, blazingly fast Redshift rendering solutions.
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.
Furthermore, Maxon is part of the Nemetschek Group.
The world’s first fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer. In fact, Maxon built Redshift to meet the specific demands of contemporary high-end production rendering in Cinema 4D. Tailored to support creative individuals and studios of every size, Redshift offers a suite of powerful features. It supports complex, advanced shading networks and texturing capabilities as required for production-quality rendering. In summary, Redshift has the features and uncompromising quality of a CPU renderer, but at GPU rendering speeds.
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Maxon One is an annual subscription for all products in one all-encompassing package. To summarize, this bundle includes Cinema 4D, Redshift, and Red Giant Complete. Easy to learn and extremely powerful, Cinema 4D is the perfect package for all 3D artists who want to achieve breathtaking results fast and hassle-free. Redshift, the world’s first fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer, meets the specific demands of contemporary high-end production rendering in C4D. Finally, Red Giant Complete includes Universe, Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite, and VFX Suite.
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