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Apr 3 2016

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T48028: GPU Compute in Cycles is broken on AMD stable drivers and Blender stable release.

Yes I am positive I am Using GPU Render on my system.
User preferences OpenCL Device is set to (Tahiti)
and your default settings in the file you submitted has the Render settings of supported and GPU Compute.
Works fine on my system. it may be a Problem with the new AMD GPU's as I see you have the R9.

Apr 3 2016, 12:46 AM · BF Blender

Apr 2 2016

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T48028: GPU Compute in Cycles is broken on AMD stable drivers and Blender stable release.

Just tested on
blender-2.77-f185eff-win64
Windows 10
AMD 7970 6gb
AMD Driver 16.3.2

Apr 2 2016, 3:55 AM · BF Blender

Mar 26 2015

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to D1200: Cycles OpenCL kernel-splitting work.

Tested a few Tile sizes
found x-480 y-540 in the BMW scene gets me render times of 31.98sec

Mar 26 2015, 2:27 AM · Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to D1200: Cycles OpenCL kernel-splitting work.

Ok Built A release version and now I have no crashes.
Render times are still about 48sec.
for me this is not a gain from without the patch.

Mar 26 2015, 2:12 AM · Cycles

Mar 25 2015

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to D1200: Cycles OpenCL kernel-splitting work.

I am using debug Build
and I have AMD Driver 15.3 beta installed.
I looked over the build settings in Cmake and found there are some LIB Problems.
the win64_vc12 are missing Cmake config files for FFmpeg.
don't know if this could be adding to the problem or not.

Mar 25 2015, 2:24 PM · Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to D1200: Cycles OpenCL kernel-splitting work.

I Have built blender with this patch installed and it does work but I get a random crash after render finishes, sometimes its fine others I get a CTD.
as far as render times go I get the Mikepan BMW finished in 46sec
Windows 8.1 64bit
AMD HD7970 6gb
AMD FX-8350
32GB Ram

Mar 25 2015, 8:09 AM · Cycles

Oct 26 2014

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T32424: Inserts Edgerings along selected Edgeloops.

This sounds like the same as just hitting R to add a loop cut.

Oct 26 2014, 6:24 PM · Addons

Oct 5 2014

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T42081: Cycles Rendering with AMD OpenCL Diver ver(14.9WHQL) works in 2.71 not in 2.72.

I don't get one from blender.
it compiles and try's to render, but at about 1/3 it locks up and windows gives me a display Driver stopped responding and has recovered, but blender locks up and all you can do is shut it down inside Task Manager.

Oct 5 2014, 4:59 PM · BF Blender
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T42081: Cycles Rendering with AMD OpenCL Diver ver(14.9WHQL) works in 2.71 not in 2.72.

I am just adding this as it does not look correct in the description above.

//#ifdef __KERNEL_OPENCL_AMD__
//#define __CL_NO_FLOAT3__
//#endif
Oct 5 2014, 6:32 AM · BF Blender
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T42081: Cycles Rendering with AMD OpenCL Diver ver(14.9WHQL) works in 2.71 not in 2.72.

I should have stated to pick Opencl as rendering device and GPU before rendering.

Oct 5 2014, 6:29 AM · BF Blender
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) created T42081: Cycles Rendering with AMD OpenCL Diver ver(14.9WHQL) works in 2.71 not in 2.72.
Oct 5 2014, 6:27 AM · BF Blender

Jul 2 2014

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40685: Multires Performance not what it could be..

Cool,
I have been following the GSoC projects, they all look to be great additions to Blender.
Hope to see some much needed speedup.
Thanks for the quick response.

Jul 2 2014, 9:06 AM · BF Blender, Sculpting and Painting
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40685: Multires Performance not what it could be..

I did post a .blend File in one of my replies.
I did retest and found the only improvement is in object mode.
I don't know what I had going on the first time but.
if you take the Sculpt-Test.blend file above and follow the same steps I posted in my first report. you should fined that Object mode is smoother with a simple deform modifier added after multires.

Jul 2 2014, 4:03 AM · BF Blender, Sculpting and Painting

Jun 20 2014

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40685: Multires Performance not what it could be..

Ok so after testing with a new blend file the only real speedup is in Object mode.
I must have had something on or changed in my last file.
But it still gives me a much smoother Object mode.
I did get Screen cast to work so I will make a video and post a link.

Jun 20 2014, 8:37 AM · BF Blender, Sculpting and Painting
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40685: Multires Performance not what it could be..

I have been trying to make a screen cast of this but I apparently am doing something wrong with it.
I know it tells you it is not supported but it still works.
I will try to fined a good way of proving this and post it.

Jun 20 2014, 8:03 AM · BF Blender, Sculpting and Painting

Jun 19 2014

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40685: Multires Performance not what it could be..

Yes sergey that is what I am getting at.
without the simple deform object mode and sculpt get bogged down around 6mil faces
with simple deform Object mode is smooth till about 80mil and sculpt till 100mil.

Jun 19 2014, 2:10 AM · BF Blender, Sculpting and Painting

Jun 18 2014

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40685: Multires Performance not what it could be..


here is a Blend File of my start up with the modifiers setup.

Jun 18 2014, 9:39 AM · BF Blender, Sculpting and Painting
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40685: Multires Performance not what it could be..

Sorry
yes I have VBO's turned on with that test.

Jun 18 2014, 9:33 AM · BF Blender, Sculpting and Painting
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40659: Blender doesn't Work in Win8.1 .

Just to confirm
I run Windows 8.1 Blender Does Work.
Try installing Microsoft redistributable MSVC 2010 if it is not installed.

Jun 18 2014, 9:27 AM · BF Blender
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) raised the priority of T40685: Multires Performance not what it could be. from to Needs Triage by Developer.
Jun 18 2014, 9:10 AM · BF Blender, Sculpting and Painting

Jun 2 2014

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40399: Cycles Does not with 2.70 90db85a Daily Build but does for 2.70A with AMD OpenCL Driver 14.6 ver1.

The Opencl Compile will work if you make the Kernel.types.h file look like this under Kernel_Opencl_AMD

Jun 2 2014, 3:30 AM · Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40399: Cycles Does not with 2.70 90db85a Daily Build but does for 2.70A with AMD OpenCL Driver 14.6 ver1.

the render is fast but it takes a long time to build the Kernel.
memory usage tops out at 3.3gb if I watch task manager when cycles is compiling.
and the kernel takes 154.46sec to compile.
the pic is a re-render after the kernel was compiled to get a time on just the render.
this is at 50 samples.

Jun 2 2014, 3:05 AM · Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40399: Cycles Does not with 2.70 90db85a Daily Build but does for 2.70A with AMD OpenCL Driver 14.6 ver1.

Sorry it took so long to Reply but builder.blender.org did not have a new windows 64 build till today.
your fixes worked for compiling for my Opencl GPU if you don't uncomment anything in the Kernel.types.h file.

Jun 2 2014, 2:57 AM · Cycles

May 28 2014

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40399: Cycles Does not with 2.70 90db85a Daily Build but does for 2.70A with AMD OpenCL Driver 14.6 ver1.

here is what I get with Blender 2.70a.

May 28 2014, 7:09 AM · Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40399: Cycles Does not with 2.70 90db85a Daily Build but does for 2.70A with AMD OpenCL Driver 14.6 ver1.

"C:\Users\JAXOM_~1\AppData\Local\Temp\OCL3936T5.cl", line 43727: error:

        expected a declaration
}
^
May 28 2014, 6:48 AM · Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40399: Cycles Does not with 2.70 90db85a Daily Build but does for 2.70A with AMD OpenCL Driver 14.6 ver1.

how do I get a copy of the log from console?
I have been Trying to fined ways to help with this for some time.
I have spent countless hours trying to get AMDs CODE XL to debug where they are having problems, but I have not had a lot of luck. I will try again now that the kernel compiles.

May 28 2014, 6:37 AM · Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40399: Cycles Does not with 2.70 90db85a Daily Build but does for 2.70A with AMD OpenCL Driver 14.6 ver1.

that is why I posted this
dingto
it works... with Blender 2.70a all options enabled in Kernel_Types.h for AMD_Opencl
New AMD Driver 14.6 ver 1

May 28 2014, 6:31 AM · Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40399: Cycles Does not with 2.70 90db85a Daily Build but does for 2.70A with AMD OpenCL Driver 14.6 ver1.

It feels a little Curt.
and the fact that the end basically to me seem as if you don't care it works or not.

May 28 2014, 6:28 AM · Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T40399: Cycles Does not with 2.70 90db85a Daily Build but does for 2.70A with AMD OpenCL Driver 14.6 ver1.

ah ok.
well I hope someday I can use my video card for rendering.

May 28 2014, 6:00 AM · Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) raised the priority of T40399: Cycles Does not with 2.70 90db85a Daily Build but does for 2.70A with AMD OpenCL Driver 14.6 ver1 from to Normal.
May 28 2014, 3:28 AM · Cycles

Mar 28 2014

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T39337: 2.70 Increased AMD OpenCL render time by 50%.

That is completely understandable sergey. Still Thank you all for looking at it though.

Mar 28 2014, 5:49 PM · BF Blender, Cycles

Mar 23 2014

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T39337: 2.70 Increased AMD OpenCL render time by 50%.

I will look into it, This is fun
I like taking things apart and trying to fix them I may just have to pick up a book on Opencl after i have finished with learning c#

Mar 23 2014, 10:41 AM · BF Blender, Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T39337: 2.70 Increased AMD OpenCL render time by 50%.

If I can be of any help let me know.
I would be glad to do so as to fix AMD OpenCL would at the same time help me out in render speeds.
I have CodeXLs
Profile, Debug and Analyzer working part of the way.
I can't get it to take me into the source code to see what the error is directly. I will keep working on that and see if I can fined a way to get it to work.

Mar 23 2014, 10:26 AM · BF Blender, Cycles

Mar 22 2014

Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T39337: 2.70 Increased AMD OpenCL render time by 50%.

Ok here is some more info I got from doing a profile
CodeXL
GPU Application trace

Mar 22 2014, 8:21 PM · BF Blender, Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T39337: 2.70 Increased AMD OpenCL render time by 50%.

I am probably not of any help, but I installed the AMD APP SDK 2.9 and now I can run the Analyze mode on the Kernel.CL File and output the IL and ISA Code. would this be of any help?

Mar 22 2014, 7:56 PM · BF Blender, Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T39337: 2.70 Increased AMD OpenCL render time by 50%.

I would love to help test on AMD OpenCL stuff if I can I am not a programmer But I do have a good Grasp of Computers and I am learning C# I know that is not OpenCL but I am getting used to looking at code.

Mar 22 2014, 9:41 AM · BF Blender, Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T39337: 2.70 Increased AMD OpenCL render time by 50%.

Mar 22 2014, 9:35 AM · BF Blender, Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T39337: 2.70 Increased AMD OpenCL render time by 50%.

Just tested 2.70 and 2.69 OpenCL Render of Tahiti selected in User prefs and supported GPU Render in render settings
Times are as follows

Mar 22 2014, 9:31 AM · BF Blender, Cycles
Jeffrey Engelstad (jaxom) added a comment to T39337: 2.70 Increased AMD OpenCL render time by 50%.

as of AMD Diver 13.12 AMD Rendering on HD7900 cards and newer works with most options enabled

Mar 22 2014, 9:06 AM · BF Blender, Cycles