Cycles, apple and metal

I saw it’s just been announced that apple has joined the Blender Foundation Development Fund. Presumably connected with the impending announcement of their pro machines on Monday.

Part of it appears to be porting Cycles to metal.

Thought this might be of interest to you @nathanletwory


Sure, I have been waiting for this. Working on integrating Cycles X as we speak.


damm… now if blender only would clean up that unhandy ui input mess i would give it yet another try…

“We’ll bring a feature branch up with a fully Metal-enabled version over the coming weeks, as we tidy up the code and break it up into atomic commits that make sense for code review,” said Apple software engineering manager Jason Fielder."

Yup. No hurry from my side with that. Still getting the infrastructure rebuilt here (:

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