What is Redshift?

Redshift is the world’s first fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer.

Redshift is a GPU-accelerated render solution that features flexibility, control, and vast speed. This tool comes with a biased approach, which means it is able to 'cheat' how the image works, and makes it probably one of the fastest render engines on the market.

The biased approach means less technically perfect outcome (nearly invisible to the end user), but with a notable decrease in render time. Redshift is available for many host applications, with more in the pipeline, it offers a set of robust features and integrates with industry standard CG applications.

The main features of this software are: Out of core geometry and textures, Global Illumination, World-leading performance, Proxies, Transformation and deformation blur, Volumetric rendering, Hair rendering with ‘Min Pixel Width’, and more. It also maintains complex, advanced shading networks and texturing capabilities as required for production-quality rendering.

When it comes to pricing, Redshift is licensed per-machine with no limit on the number of GPUs.

Redshift Awards

Redshift currently scores 85/100 in the Video Editing & 3D category. This is based on user satisfaction (82/100), press buzz (43/100), recent user trends (rising), and other relevant information on Redshift gathered from around the web.

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Redshift Product Overview

  • Out of Core Geometry and Textures

  • Global Illumination

  • World-Leading Performance

  • Mograph Cloner

  • Particle Instancing

  • Physically Based Materials

  • Ray Switches

  • Hair Shader

  • Dome Lights

  • Volumetric Lighting

Languages Supported: English

Redshift Features

  • CAD Tools
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • External Integrations
  • Multi-User
  • Pixel Graphics
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Vector File Support
  • Video
  • 3D Slicing
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Editing
  • CAD File Support
Redshift Pricing

Redshift Pricing Plans


Permanent license
  • Single-machine
  • Tied to a specific machine but rehostable


Permanent license
  • Can be moved between machines
  • Minimum of 5 licenses
  • Dynamically allocated on demand from a pool of licenses

Plans starting from: $500.00/month Credit card required: No

Redshift FAQs

Does Redshift offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Yes, it is offered in the "Floating Licence" pricing plan.

Does Redshift offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Support: Video Tutorials, Documentation, Community Support, FAQs, Email Support.

What are some applications Redshift is commonly used in tandem with?

Redshift is commonly used in tandem with following software: Autodesk Maya, Cinema 4D, and Houdini.

Does Redshift offer an API?


Does Redshift integrate with any other apps?

Integrations: SideFX Houdini, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Softimage, Autodesk 3DS Max, Cinema 4D.

Who are the main user groups of Redshift?

User of Redshift is anyone who creates 3D art and needs a powerful GPU render solution.

What is Redshift generally used for?

Redshift is a powerful GPU-accelerated renderer, built to meet the specific demands of contemporary high-end production rendering.

What platforms does Redshift support?

System requirements:
Microsoft Windows: 64-bit Windows 7 / 8 / 10
Linux: 64-bit distribution with glibc 2.12 or higher
MacOS: El Capitan (10.11) or higher

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