Radeon ProRender™ for Autodesk® Inventor®

AMD Radeon™ ProRender for Autodesk® Inventor® is an all-new plug-in developed for the physically-based ray-traced rendering of Inventor assemblies and parts.

Please note that the plug-in is an initial version with support for Autodesk Inventor 2022 and limited support for Autodesk Inventor 2021. This document will be updated as new features are added.

The Radeon ProRender plug-in for Inventor is built around two newer technology standards: Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD) for sharing geometry, and the MaterialX standard for authoring and sharing material appearances. Generally, these tech details are hidden from the user, but it is worth being aware of them as they open up new opportunities for sharing data with other applications. It uses a companion viewer application for handling the reviewing, editing, lighting, material editing, and final rendering, all enabled with Pixar’s USD as well as MaterialX technologies.

This plug-in for Inventor broadly includes the following two parts which are being developed to work together but can also function separately:

  • A plug-in for Autodesk Inventor which exports Inventor data into USD and sends this data to a companion viewer application, named RPR Viewer; .

  • The RPR Viewer application which opens USD data, allows reviewing, editing and saving it, and handles lighting, material editing, and final rendering, also all enabled with USD and MaterialX technologies.

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