Arnold 6.2.1

Arnold 6.2.1 is out and it’s a performance release, bringing important optimizations on GPU, toon shading, and imagers:

  • Inclusion of NVIDIA’s NanoVBD, resulting in up to 6x memory footprint reduction and 1.4x speedup for volumes on GPU
  • Up to 4x speedup for Toon shading on many cores CPUs
  • Up to 1.7x speedup for imagers on many cores CPUs
  • Up to 1.2x speedup for SSS on GPU
  • 33% memory reduction for polymeshes on GPU
  • Faster interactive, progressive, and adaptive rendering
  • USD improvements
  • Many bug fixes

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