The Auto Tile Size add-on appears to to be missing in Blender Version 3.0. Is there any way to get it back? How can I use the Auto Tile Size in Blender version 3.0?

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    $\begingroup$ Is it not an addon? By the way, I thought there were no more tiles with Cycles X? $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 16:58
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it was an addon. But its built into Blender, so you just had to enable it. Yeah, if using no tiles actually renders faster, then there is no need to use the auto tile size. I will have to do some rendering tests and see what is faster. Using tiles, or no tiles. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 17:00

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Considering that Auto-Tile-Size's main goal was to automatically chose an optimal tile size ratio, it's kind of pointless now that the tile size ratio isn't accessible.

The other goal of this addon was to automatically switch between small and big tile size depending on if you were using your GPU or CPU for render. Though since the introduction of hybrid rendering, it was kind of clunky because hybrid required a different set of small tiles to better work with both GPU and CPU enabled, as well as often reducing the amount of cores used. Hybrid was still recognized as a GPU scenario by the addon and set to big tiles, causing massive performance drops in many cases because the addon always acted automatically without the user's knowing.

Officially, this addon was removed because the new render scheduling in Cycles X makes it obsolete (source: r20cbcd98e045)

As stated by brecht, there can be tile size tweaks, but this addon is not designed for that.

Besides, in April's Cycles X blog post, brecht also mentions:

Tiled rendering will be back to support high res renders, but in a different form. All devices and CPU cores will likely be cooperating on the same tile.

To my understanding, this illustrates even more how Auto-Tile-Size is obsolete, Cycles X really does not function the same way as Cycles did, and it will require different tricks to optimize.


I guess you should just wait for a new solution adapted to Cycles X, if it is even needed in the first place.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for the information. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 17:18
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    $\begingroup$ added more detail, check it out $\endgroup$
    – Lauloque
    Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 17:19
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much! $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 4, 2021 at 17:24

TL;DR: You probably dont need it any more!

As discribed in the Releasenotes the shortcomings this Addon worked around are now gone. For Render Performance improvements see the Manual.

With CyclesX there are improved algorithms that decide automaticly and more fine grain where to render how mutch, and dont waste render time on already converged areas. This allows for a more user centered approach letting you decide in genereal how noisy of an image or how mutch rendertime is okay for you - instead of fiddeling with numbers and see wat comes out and retry if it wasn't okay.

The old tiling System is still kept for large Scenes to alows smaller chunks to be loaded at a time to fit in memory.

Also small objects that slow the overall render down still seem to render faster with tiles for example.

  • $\begingroup$ Awesome! Thanks for the information! $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 6, 2021 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ Is it now more or less obsolete to Reduce Tile Size when rendering only on CPU? My understanding from the above Release Notes link is that is has been automated... If you can elaborate I'd be grateful. Thank you. $\endgroup$
    – Aubrey
    Commented Apr 21, 2022 at 16:45
  • $\begingroup$ which part of the answer shell i elaborate? $\endgroup$
    – J.Doe
    Commented Apr 21, 2022 at 23:58

You can still set the tile size under Render Settings > Performance > Memory > Tile Sizing. It's just not automatic anymore. May need a few manual tweaks and test rendering to find the size that better suits you

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for the info! $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 5, 2021 at 17:33

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