Installing Redshift for Blender


Table of Contents


Initial Configuration

Step 1: Finding the correct add-on folder

The first step to configuring Redshift is finding the correct add-on folder for your version of Blender.

Depending on your operating system, these folders can be found at:



Redshift Add-on folders for Blender


Add-on Folder Numeration

The add-on numeration of these folders does not match exactly with the Blender version number, instead, it is based on various development factors. Please use the table below to find the correct version of the Redshift add-on for your version of Blender.

Redshift Add-on

Blender versions

Redshift versions


Blender 3.4.1 - 3.5

Redshift 3.5.13 - Latest


Blender 3.1.0 - 3.3

Redshift 3.0.67 - Latest


Blender 2.93 - 3.0

Redshift 3.0.47 - Latest


Blender 2.83 - 2.90

Redshift 3.0.33 - 3.5.14


Step 2: Extracting the Redshift folder

After you've located the correct Redshift add-on folder open it up. Inside you will find a unique "" file for this version of Blender and an OCIO folder.

Inside a Redshift Add-on folder

Now extract the "redshift" folder inside the zip file to Blender's addons folder, by default this is located at:

C:\Users\your_user_name\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\blender_version_number\scripts\addons

Extracting the "redshift" folder to the Blender "addons" folder


Step 3: Enabling Redshift in Blender

Finally, before Redshift can be used it must be enabled in Blender's preferences. Launch Blender and open the Blender Preferences menu under the Edit drop-down menu.

Blender Preferences menu

Then select the Add-ons section from the section on the left and search the add-on list for Redshift.

Make certain to disable the "Enabled Add-ons Only" option when searching.

Searching for the Redshift Add-on


Then click on the check box next to "Render: Redshift Render Engine" to complete the configuration of Redshift for Blender. Please take a look at the Getting Started with Blender section to become more familiar with using Redshift in Blender.

It is normal to experience a brief delay while Redshift is loaded.

Enabling Redshift


Set Compute Devices for rendering

Here you can also control which devices you want Redshift to use for rendering, for more information please see the Redshift CPU section.

Customizing Computer Devices


Updating Redshift for Blender

Updating Redshift for Blender requires most of the same steps as a first time install but this time the previously added "redshift" folder must be deleted from Blender's addons folder and replaced with the latest version.

With Blender closed, start by installing the latest version of Redshift, this will update the Redshift add-on folders located at:




Navigate to the location of your Blender add-on folder and (1) delete the redshift folder already there. By default this is located here:

C:\Users\your_user_name\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\blender_version_number\scripts\addons\redshift


Then extract the new "redshift" folder from the to the Blender add-on folder (2).

Updating Redshift by copying the "redshift" folder to the Blender "addons" folder


Now open Blender and Redshift has been updated and it should still be enabled.