Here's my first render with Octane .. I made a short animated flyby of the Enterprise. It took me hours to light that model. I've done a similar thing with IRAY but it didn't look anywhere near as good as this. I actually f****d up the sample count .. was aiming for 1000 per frame but I set it to 60 seconds per frame and got a much lower sample count ... but it still looked awesome.
It's just too bad the Glare flares didn't render onto the alpha channel mask .. they stop at the edge of the model. I rendered the ship as an alpha and put in a simple background using a ken burns effect to make it look like the stars are moving a bit.