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MacBook pro Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB with demo 3?

Postby Zensand » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:14 am

Hello,

Before i buy octane render 3 plugin for cinema 4d. I am trying to test octane demo...
I have installed Cuda, cuda driver and octane....
But still i get this message: there is no cuda device which is supported by octane render.

Does anyone have a idea how i can get the demo working? is it possible?

my specs are:
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, 2013)
2,6 GHz Intel Core i7
Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB

thanks
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Re: MacBook pro Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB with demo 3?

Postby Stigmond » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:46 pm

It won't work I'm afraid.

As far as I'm aware, The Intel Iris Pro does not support CUDA. You need an NVIDIA GPU (Maybe some AMD cards support it?).

Some old Macbook Pros (2013 15") had an additional NVIDIA GPU. You can run Octane on these but it is slow.

I'm in a similar position, I'm a mac user but you can forget GPU rendering on there current GPUs.

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Re: MacBook pro Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB with demo 3?

Postby Goldorak » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:35 pm

Hi guys. Yeah, the state of the Mac GPGPU ecosystem is frustrating for all of us. I am a Mac guy, and miss my 2013 Macbook w/ 650M where Octane ran fine.

For newer Macs, we are suggesting users either work with an expander box (there are threads on this you can look up on the forums), or just wait for headless rendering, which is coming at latest in the 3.1 release (3.1 is next on our roadmap after 3.0.x). HR will be easier and hopefully cheaper than an expander, and will use a PC Nvidia GPU anyway on the LAN to run Octane as if it were connected to your Mac.

In the long run we are working on bringing our CUDA cross compiler framework ( http://venturebeat.com/2016/03/09/otoy- ... platforms/ ) to Metal on MacOS. Today Metal it's not mature enough to support this well. OpenCL and low level GPGPU APIs is DOA on MacOS (and not great on Linux either).

We are working to implement headless rendering ASAP. We won't have a date to share publicly until we are within two weeks from alpha and know exactly when it will drop.
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Re: MacBook pro Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB with demo 3?

Postby Stigmond » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:34 am

Hi Goldorak,

Thanks for your post. Could you explain exactly how Headless rendering will work? Its the first I've heard of it. I've searched the forum but I'm still not grasping the concept.

Does it mean that I could build a PC and stuff it with GPUs then connect my MacBook Pro and hit render?

Sorry if this had been detailed in another post.

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Re: MacBook pro Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB with demo 3?

Postby Goldorak » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:39 pm

Stigmond wrote:Hi Goldorak,

Thanks for your post. Could you explain exactly how Headless rendering will work? Its the first I've heard of it. I've searched the forum but I'm still not grasping the concept.

Does it mean that I could build a PC and stuff it with GPUs then connect my MacBook Pro and hit render?

Sorry if this had been detailed in another post.

Regards

Steve


Yes, your example is exactly the kind of use case we intend to cover with this feature.
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