Freyr wrote:Hi guys. I`m thinking about buying octane for maya. How buggy is it nowadays? Can it render maya`s fluids/particles/ hairs ? Render layers, displacement map. What about material presets? (Wood, water, stone, glass, etc)
Why i can`t find demo on site?
I really love octane for maya. I started using it about one year ago, and I consider it as stable as any other renderer now.
It does not render fluids, but you can instance through particle (geometry instaning), so if you want particles you can instance spheres to act as dots, for example, or full geometry and it is REAL fast. My personnal opinion is that octaneis not only faster, but it produces more appealing images too.
I think that it does support render layer, not 100% sure, supports dynamic simulations of geometry (collisions, forces, etc), not hair yet I think. Displacement I don't know but it does support normal maps and bumping.
There is a "LiveDB" library containing many material presets and they are beautiful. Octane worths 10x its cost. Remember you have to own BOTH octane render standalone AND octane for maya to have it work in maya.