Blender is a professional, free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. Blender’s features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, raster graphics editing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, soft body simulation, sculpting, animating, match moving, camera tracking, rendering, motion graphics, video editing and compositing. It further features an integrated game engine.*

Recently Blender was updated to version 2.79 that features a wealth of new features.

In particular version 2.79 now supports OpenCL and support for AMD Ryzen CPU’s including the new Threadripper processor and also Radeon and Radeon Pro GPU’s. AMD Studios worked closely with CEO Ton Roosendaal and his team to ensure that Blender 2.79 runs perfectly on AMD platforms

In fact a new report from Blender finds that AMD beats competitors in several official render benchmarks … including path-tracing the furry character Koro the Llama from the short animated series Caminades! The AMD Radeon Frontier Edition renders Koro three times than the competition and shows performance uplift in other Blender benchmarks.

Blender is the worlds most used open source 3D creation suite with over 6.5 million downloads in the last year alone. The software is open source and enjoyed by students, amateurs and professionals alike. The hit show ‘Man In the High Castle’ used Blender to create many of the scenes, as featured in the video that can be seen here.; .

Now creators can benefit from faster render times whilst enjoying the new grease pencil new frame interpolation tools, per layer onion skinning, shadow catcher and built in de-noising features. As in indication of just how much faster the new Blender 2.79 runs on Radeon compared to the competition we have reproduced the results from Blenders own webpage;

Lower is better, allowing more time to create and edit between final output. Here we can see that the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition renders the classroom test dramatically faster than the competitors fastest card.

As rendering continues to become more important for the creation of beautiful art so the need to perform it quickly becomes increasingly critical. The combination of Blender together with AMD Radeon makes for a wonderful partnership in this respect.