Maxon ships Redshift 3.5.17 | CG Channel

Maxon ships Redshift 3.5.17

Thursday, July twentieth, 2023 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Maxon has launched Redshift 3.5.17, the newest model of the CPU/GPU-accelerated production renderer.

The replace provides a brand new MatCap Shader node that Maxon describes as a primary step in the direction of help for non-photorealistic rendering, plus a Jitter node for producing color variations between objects.

The brand new model was launched as a part of Maxon’s July product updates, together with Forger 2023.4 and Trapcode 2023.4.

New MatCap Shader node lays the groundwork for non-photorealistic rendering
Arguably essentially the most vital change in Redshift 3.5.17 is the brand new MatCap Shader node, which Maxon describes as “lay[ing] the inspiration for non-photo-real supplies in Redshift”.

On the minute, it’s relatively extra restricted, however permits customers to create easy stylised supplies by mapping a picture onto a mesh relative to the render digital camera, as proven within the picture above.


New Jitter node, CPU rendering enhancements, and help for Blender on macOS
Different new options embody the Jitter node, which makes it doable to generate color variations throughout massive numbers of objects that use a specific materials.

Urged makes use of vary from producing variation in surroundings property like foliage or rocks to creating extra stylised motion-graphics-style results.

Efficiency enhancements embody higher scaling of CPU rendering efficiency throughout a number of CPU cores, or throughout a number of CPUs in a system.

As well as, the Blender plugin now helps macOS; and Maya customers get help for Maya 2024 on macOS and Linux, help for the Home windows model having been added within the earlier launch.

System necessities and worth
Redshift 3.5.17 is out there for Home windows 10, glibc 2.17+ Linux and macOS 11.5+.

The renderer’s integration plugins are appropriate with 3ds Max 2015+, Blender 2.83+, Cinema 4D R21+, Houdini 17.5+ (18.0+ on macOS), Katana 3.0v1+ and Maya 2016.5.

The software program is rental-only, with particular person subscriptions costing $45/month or $264/12 months.

Read an overview of the new features in Redshift 3.5.17 on the Redshift forum
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