Today, Maxon announced the immediate availability of Redshift for macOS, including support for Macs with M1 as well as Apple’s Metal Graphics API. Redshift, the award-winning, production-ready rendering engine, offers a rich feature set including spoke switches, flexible shading networks, motion blur, AOVs, deep output, EXR layers and more again. Unlike other GPU renderers, Redshift is a biased renderer that allows artists to adjust the quality of individual techniques to achieve the best performance / quality balance for production. As a universal solution, Redshift is optimized for high-end performance on Intel and M1 Macs.
Redshift for macOS is a milestone, bringing cutting-edge cinematic rendering to Mac artists. And native support for Macs with M1 means substantial improvements in workflow efficiency, as the graphics built into M1 deliver 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,” said Maxon CEO David McGavran. “We are therefore delighted that creatives working in macOS environments can now take advantage of this powerful and flexible GPU-accelerated rendering engine, designed to meet the specific requirements of contemporary high-end production.”
The first testers of Redshift on macOS reported significant performance results. James Rodgers, UK-based director of Lunar Animation said: “We are seeing crazy results when rendering with Redshift on Mac Pro. A typical image from the high-effects game cinematic we created for Mythic Legends, an action-packed strategy mobile game from Outfit7, previously took 26 minutes to render per frame. Now the rendering is in just 58 seconds! “
Redshift for Intel Macs will be available this week. Support for M1-based Macs will be available with the release of macOS Big Sur (11.3). As usual with Redshift, updates to improve stability and optimization will be regular and continuous.
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