[Bf-committers] Meeting

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Tue Jul 19 16:53:51 CEST 2016

Hi Brecht,

AMD only told me that they will add FireRender as internal project. I am in regular contact with them, and have a meeting at Siggraph. I will ask them to get in touch with the bf-cycles list, to discuss the best way to make an Addon or how to use the render API.


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> On 18 Jul 2016, at 20:16, Brecht Van Lommel <brechtvanlommel at pandora.be> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 5:32 PM, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:
>> - Ton Roosendaal announces that AMD agreed on sponsoring Blender for two projects;
>> one is for supporting Mike Erwin's work on Viewport and upgrading Viewport, another
>> one is an internal project to hook up Blender with their new ProRender engine.
>> More will be announced next week at SIGGRAPH.
> It's great to hear there is funding for the viewport project.
> For the other part, am I understanding correctly that AMD is making a
> FireRender addon, in the same way as for example Luxrender and PRman?
> So outside of the Blender project, but perhaps written by a Blender
> developer contributing improvements to the Blender render API?
> Thanks,
> Brecht.
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