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OctaneRender™ for Blender 3.07 - 14.0 [OBSOLETE]

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:34 am
by azen
OctaneRender™ for Blender plugin. Windows, Linux and OSX versions.

This is a TEST version, so be prepared to have some issues. Don't use it for production.

We will be quickly following this 14.0 release with 14.1. In 14.1, more Octane Render Passes will be exposed for use in OctaneRender for Blender. We expect 14.1 to be available early-to-mid next week. Rather than wait for that, we present to you the first version of OctaneRender for Blender to support Blender 2.79. Changing Blender versions, and exposing the Octane Render Passes, was a considerable undertaking that required many changes to the plugin's underlying architecture. Because of this, extensive bug-fixes (based on those reported by users on the forum) and feasible feature requests, will be completed after 14.1 - by which point the two aforementioned major changes will be both be stable.

With 14.1 coming next week, our expectation is that the road from 14.x to 15.x will be a relatively quick one.

Here is a basic overview of our Development plans for the near future. Additional feedback is welcome:

  • - Blender Octane Edition 14.1: Exposing more Octane Render Passes for use in the plugin
  • - Blender Octane Edition 14.2: Extensive fixes/improvements based on submitted bug reports and feature requests
  • - Blender Octane Edition 15.0: Support for upcoming Octane 3.08 rendering core


  • Upgrade to Blender Foundation 2.79
  • Solved Linux compatibility issue(Built on GLibc 2.19)
  • Modified setup/install scripts for Linux; no pollutions in system libs anymore


    * Due to the nature of the current WIP Octane Render Pass features, planned bug-fixes will be undertaken after version 14.1 (planned for release next week).

    You can read about new features of OctaneRender™ 3.0 here:

    If you need to see the changelog of current rendering core, or download standalone installer to get network slave and daemon please find it here:

    The installation consists from two parts:
    1. OctaneRender™ Server
    2. Blender - OctaneRender™ edition.

    After starting OctaneServer it will take some time before the LiveDB tree and LiveDB material previews will be available from Blender - as OctaneServer caches the LiveDB data from remote server right after starting. But only the materials groups tree will be re-cached every time after server start, LiveDB material preview images will be cached only once - so only the very first OctaneServer start will need some more time before LiveDB tree will be available in Blender.
    After the server is run - you can start rendering (or open a rendered view) from inside Blender.


    DOWNLOAD (both distributives must be reinstalled, they depend on each other)

    Blender Octane Edition - 14.0 (2.79)
    Octane Server - 14.0


    - Just run the installer to see its command line keys.;)
    - If you need to run OctaneServer - run it as daemon:
    Code: Select all
    $ OctaneServer &


    Blender Octane Edition - v14.0 Linux


    - Just run autoinstaller file.
    - Or, if you know what you are doing, you can use the ZIP archive to copy .app files manually.


    Autoinstaller: Blender Octane Edition - v14.0 OSX Autoinstaller
    ZIP archive: Blender Octane Edition - v14.0 OSX ZIP

    Please note, in regards to Bug Reporting:

    - Bug Reports in this section refer to plugin-specific bugs only. Bugs originating from the Octane Standalone should be reported to the Standalone Forum section instead

    - For faster troubleshooting, please provide as much information as possible. Please include:
    • Your Hardware specifications (unless they are included in your signature)
    • A clear description of the issue you have found
    • Steps that you took to trigger this bug, so that we can reproduce it (ideally, please also provide screenshots. If possible, files for testing would also be appreciated).
    • Whenever possible, please confirm that this issue is only happening in the plugin, and not also in the Standalone Edition (if the bug occurs in both, it is likely that this issue should be reported in the OctaneRender Standalone section of the Forums).

- Please bear in mind - we are primarily an English-Language Forum. Please do not take offense if we request further clarification due to language differences.