This is the first version of the development cycle towards a stable version 1.5. When you open it the first time you may notice some changes in the UI, but in general it's still the same.Before you start playing
This is the first release after a massive overhaul of the internal node system and everything that uses it (i.e. pretty much everything except the render core). -> Please be patient if stuff is broken or doesn't work.
We have changed the OCS file format, which means that files written with 1.21 can not be read by any older version. -> Please make sure that your 1.20 scenes (or older) are backed up or the best thing is to not overwrite them at all until things are more stable.
Due to a last-minute decision to change the package file format, we disabled the saving of packages, which is also used for saving node graphs locally and in the Live DB. -> Saving of materials in the LiveDB and locally is currently not possible until the new package file format is implemented.
Since it was not feasible to add new render features while keeping the support of old compute model 1.x cards, we dropped their support. -> From now on only NVIDIA GPUs with a compute capability of 2.0 or higher are supported from on.What has changed?
Instead of writing a long change list, I refer to the development update from November: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=36737
What is currently not included (compared to the development update) is the packaging support. On the other hand Octane can already import rigid body animations from Alembic files. The whole Alembic and animation support is still very much work in progress and we plan to improve it over the coming releases.
We also replaced the image texture transformations described in the update with a generic projection system, that supports now linear, spherical, cylindrical, perspective, box and UV mapping.
Thomas also wrote a couple of Lua tutorials (more are in the making) and posted them in the new Lua forum: viewforum.php?f=73
We plan to describe a few of the features a bit more in the near future, but for now we want to get it out as early as possible.Download:Windows
- 32-bitMacOS X
- 32-bit and 64-bitLinux
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