In order to install FireRender onto your system, you need: 



OpenCL 1.2

What makes FireRender such a versatile tool for your pipeline, is that it's hardware agnostic. This means that it can run on virtually any hardware that supports OpenCL. But just to be safe, check if you have it installed, it should come with most graphics drivers these days. On Windows 7 to 10, the easiest, no-download-needed way to check if its already installed is to: 

  1. Run Device Manager
  2. Locate your display adapter(s)
  3. Rightclick
  4. Click the Driver Details button
  5. On AMD systems, you'll get two OpenCL locations - C:\Windows\system32\OpenCL.dll and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\OpenCL.dll
  6. They should be similar on other GPUs


If you do not have OpenCL installed, you may try to run:
AMDs installer from here
NVidia's installer from here (they're hidden in your GPU-driver bundle)

Installing 3D Studio Max: 

Download the web-installer and click install. Max will do the rest

Installing 3D Studio Max Service Pack 3: 

Download the web-installer and click install. Max will do the rest

Installing Radeon ProRender 1.8.x and higher

Download the latest build and click install. Radeon ProRender will do the rest and install the renderer and a library of starter materials you can find in the Slate Material Editor