Photoshop: Faster 3D rendering speed

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First of all — I'm just looking for a feature request area. Is this it? If so, it was way too difficult to find. That leads me to my first feature request: A FEATURE REQUEST option directly in the help pull-down section (there is plenty of room). Also, please, please, please make the 3D rendering faster (please?). When my MacBook Pro with 8 gigs of ram tries to render a "scene", it's like watching wallpaper dry. Thank you.
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Chris Cox

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Yes, this is the feature request forum for Photoshop and related products.

8 Gigs on MacOS is pretty minimal to be attempting 3D rendering.
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Do you mean "raytracing" or OpenGl rendering? I`d really like to see GPU raytracing in Photoshop. I`ve recently tried it in Blender. It`s so much faster than CPU mode. I left raytracing view on all the time, while I was manipulating the 3D object, because it was so fast. In PS, I have to switch between OpenGl and raytracing all the time, because OpenGl is just not precise enough, of course. This is a huge timefactor. BTW, I have a pretty fast machine with 6 Haswell-E cores and 32MB RAM.
"Octane" from "Otoy" will obviousely bring out a GPU based raytracer as a Photoshop plugin this summer :)
Chris, is there any chance for a GPU based raytracer in PS?
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I read it as meaning raytracing. General OpenGL drawing performance is mostly up to the GPU and driver code.
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Chris, what do you think about the option to add GPU raytracing to PS?
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Thanks Chris. I'll make sure to set up as much ram as possible when upgrading my system. I work in Newtek's Lightwave which seems to render quite fast with not a large RAM requirement, but it isn't half as fast to set up models (especially text based ones).

BTW, didn't mean to sound like I was down on Photoshop — it's been a life-saver-and-a-half for me. It is the coolest application on the planet!
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I definitely second the idea to add a GPU raytracing option. I create 2D/3D interior composites and don't have the option to model the furniture, so I must try to either render first in Maya, or stare glassy-eyed and wait for Photoshop to render my room. So, camera perspective matching is a huge headache in Maya, especially when I'm given images with no camera info attached.  And, I much prefer Photoshop's simple and straightforward texturing/materials UI. So Is GPU rendering an option we may see in the near future? This would dramatically speed things up for me.

Thanks!
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GPU raytracing would be great. But since we didn ́t see anything new in PS ́s 3D for a looong time, I guess there ́s zero hope. Adobe seems to concentrate on Dimensions, which, of course, is for totally different needs.
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Yeah Stefan, I continue to be confused as to why Adobe even gives us the ability to raytrace, knowing that some of us may actually want to render a larger scene with multiple lights, textures etc., and not consider speeding things up. And funny you mention Dimension. I was about to revisit that application to see if it has improved it's perspective matching. It was pretty bad when I installed it a few months ago, so we'll see. 
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So I'll reply to my own reply. Lol. Dimension IS actually much better at perspective/camera matching to a background image. it's almost freaky good really. Haha. So that's great. However...

1. Already texture mapped  models can't be imported, which is a huge bummer. The supplied stock textures must be used.
2. There aren't any physical lights in Dimension which can be moved around in a scene which is a deal breaker for me. I will have to settle for PS's painfully slow render times until Dimension includes lighting options.
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So... will anyone from Adobe reply to this post? I know there are folks out there who would LOVE to have better raytracing speed in Photoshop.

And a correction to my reply above.. Dimensions actually DOES allow you to import your own textures and UVs.
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Apparently no one from Adobe will respond in any timely manner. Still waiting patiently......
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GPU raytracing with nvidia ́s RTX series and its raytracing cores would be great!
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I'm not one to do this, but I think I might post here every so often until an Adobe rep replies, just to see if this much needed upgrade is under any kind of consideration. I can't tell you how faster rendering speeds would improve my workflow. PLEASE Adobe make this happen. 
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ANYONE?? PLEASE? I'm practically begging at this point. At least respond. Anyone from Adobe. I just wasted 30 minutes waiting on a render, only for Photoshop to crash at the end. So yes, of course I'm frustrated. Don't allow us to change material opacity, illumination, reflection, refraction etc etc, if the rendering is going to be THIS SLOW.