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Install Octane Demo for Cinema4D R21.. but tab missing??

Postby xijpxi » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:16 am

xijpxi Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:16 am
So i've downloaded and installed the Octane demo to my "Plugins" folder for Cinema4D R21, but upon re-launching the "Octane" tab doesn't seem to appear nor is it in the "Extentions" tab. I've also triple checked that i do have my plugins folder location set in settings.. it's just not appearing no matter what i do. (pics attached for reference..)

Also, was considering just renting monthly. if I decide to go ahead and rent.. will that work? Is the setup/installation different than the demo?

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Re: Install Octane Demo for Cinema4D R21.. but tab missing??

Postby bepeg4d » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:59 am

bepeg4d Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:59 am
Hi,

Firstly you need to upgrade C4D to R21.115 or greater, or plugin cannot be correctly loaded, please go to c4d menu Help/Check for updates.

At the moment, only the following AMD GPU are supported in OctaneX under Mac Os Catalina 10.15.6:

- Radeon Pro Vega II Duo - 412 OB*
- Radeon Pro Vega II - 206 OB
- Radeon VII - 200 OB
- 5700 XT - 170 OB
- Vega FE - ~161 OB
- Vega 64 -~148 OB
- Vega 56 - ~117 OB
- Vega 48 - 108 OB
- 5600M - 108 OB
- 5500M - 77 OB
- Vega 20 - ~50 OB
- WX9100 - ~ nd
We are expecting to have the full Metal support of AMD GPUs in the upcoming Mac Os 11 Big Sur.


Looking forward for your feedback,
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Re: Install Octane Demo for Cinema4D R21.. but tab missing??

Postby juliangwan » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:11 pm

juliangwan Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:11 pm
I know this is probably a "you shouldn't have upgraded to the Big Sur public beta" issue, but I did upgrade and now the Metal preview doesn't work.

I'm getting this error:

Compute error 2097152:113:
compute device 0: Linking 6d197dfc90d19e72 shader failed
device 0: failed to initialize render thread 0x7f85a6f46940
could not pick, because we have no render threads


Using a AMD Radeon Pro W5700X 16 GB on a Mac Pro, Octane Metal, and Latest C4D.

Are there any tips you might know to regain Octane functionality? I know I've doubled down on Betas, but this is on a machine I only use for high intensive graphics, and Final Cut Pro, so the beta is smooth sailing otherwise.
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Re: Install Octane Demo for Cinema4D R21.. but tab missing??

Postby bepeg4d » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:34 am

bepeg4d Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:34 am
Hi,
my suggestion is to perform a Clean install of Catalina on an external hdd/ssd, Big Sur beta does not have the proper Apple Metal driver for running OctaneX.
My iMac has four os in it, High Sierra, Catalina, Big Sur and Win 10 ;)
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Re: Install Octane Demo for Cinema4D R21.. but tab missing??

Postby juliangwan » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:46 pm

juliangwan Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:46 pm
bepeg4d wrote:Hi,
my suggestion is to perform a Clean install of Catalina on an external hdd/ssd, Big Sur beta does not have the proper Apple Metal driver for running OctaneX.
My iMac has four os in it, High Sierra, Catalina, Big Sur and Win 10 ;)
ciao Beppe


Grazie Beppe.

Is it possible to join the beta for the Big Sur metal drivers? It's frustrated with Apple delaying Big Sur... And I can't use Octane right now :(
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Re: Install Octane Demo for Cinema4D R21.. but tab missing??

Postby bepeg4d » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:15 am

bepeg4d Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:15 am
No sorry, the beta testing group is a closed group, and has been chosen by Apple several months ago.
Better to install also Catalina, Big Sur beta is not ready for production.

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Re: Install Octane Demo for Cinema4D R21.. but tab missing??

Postby juliangwan » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:17 pm

juliangwan Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:17 pm
bepeg4d wrote:No sorry, the beta testing group is a closed group, and has been chosen by Apple several months ago.
Better to install also Catalina, Big Sur beta is not ready for production.

ciao Beppe


Thank you for your reply. I will stay patient until I know more.
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