I tried to enable gpu compute with opencl and it says "Loading render kernels this may take a few minutes the first time" when i click render and it just says that forever and never even renders and i have waited for an hour and the render still wouldnt start. there a way to fix it?

  • $\begingroup$ what graphics card do you have? there are some amd cards (like mine) that simply dont work with cycles. $\endgroup$ – David Oct 18 '16 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ I have AMD Radeon Peero 460 + Inter HD Graphics 530 on the new Macbook Pro 2016 and I also get this. I would really love to be able to render with the GPU on this machine. It was the same on my old 2012 MBPr and I really hope the blender team can fix this. $\endgroup$ – Niclas Dec 28 '16 at 19:24
  • $\begingroup$ your gpu might not be compatible with cycles $\endgroup$ – Ben Mar 29 '17 at 1:45
  • $\begingroup$ AMD...Cycles... Bad combo... the dirvers for AMD cards have a long history of problems with cycles... Unlikely to be fixed soon Read: blender.stackexchange.com/search?q=amd+cycles+gpu and blender.stackexchange.com/search?q=radeon+cycles+gpu Alternatively you might want to try other render engines: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/75377/… $\endgroup$ – user1853 Mar 29 '17 at 2:48

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