OctaneRender™ for Blender 2019.1.XB2 - 18.0 [OBSOLETE]

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OctaneRender™ for Blender 2019.1.XB2 - 18.0 [OBSOLETE]

Postby azen » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 am

azen Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 am
OctaneRender™ for Blender plugin. Windows, Linux and OSX versions. The download links, provided on this page, are for Perpetual License Holders.

This is a TEST version, so be prepared to have some issues. Do not use it for production.


  • Refactor object layer data: now they are moved from mesh data panel to object data panel
  • Update sdk to 2019.1.XB2
  • New 2019 features(except the built-in script nodes(mix displacement, universal camera...))
  • Add AI Up-Sampler
  • Add "affect roughness" option in kernels
  • Add "max subdivision level" option in kernels
  • Add round edges
  • Add shadow catcher material, layered material, and composite material
  • Add group layer, diffuse layer, metallic layer, sheen layer, and specular layer
  • Add vertex displacement
  • Add "Cutoff" option in postprocess


  • Fix particle motion blur issue
  • Fix global mesh smooth issue
  • Disable octane export passes unless cryptomatte is on
  • Make it more robust when handling local db path

You can read about new features of OctaneRender™ 2019.1.XB2 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 - 18.0 (2.79)
Octane Server - 18.0


- 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 - v18.0 Linux


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


ZIP archive: Blender Octane Edition - v18.0 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.
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