Great to see a Rhino plugin in the works. I've been relying on Sam Pages exporter for my Octane renders from Rhino and it has been great, but an integrated plugin such as you show in the video will be a huge advance.
I've been a Rhino user for 12 years and have gone through all the McNeel render solutions over the years. Flamingo, Flamingo NxT, Brazil, ect. I have demoed most of the other render solutions as well; Maxwell, Vray, Indigo, Bunkspeed, ect but have happily settled down with Octane. I won a copy of Keyshot for a design/render contest with T-splines a couple of years ago using Octane however. http://www.tsplines.com/tscontest2011/transit
The year before, I won the marine division of the T-Splines contest, once again using Octane as my renderer. There are a couple of images from this project in the user galleries here on the Octane website, although one of them has an incorrect credit given...http://www.tsplines.com/tscontest2010/bestmarine
I do primarily yacht design and Octane has been invaluable in my work and my clients love the results. Yachts are a particular challenge to render and I was never completely satisfied with the look of the water in other renders. The ability to use the Rhino ground plane as my water surface directly will be a great addition. I now create a large disc with a transparency mask to fade the 'horizon' edge but such a large physical plane is at odds with the small details in the Rhino model. I'm looking forward to seeing just how well the Rhino ground plane works for creating a true horizon line.
Please consider me for your Rhino plugin Beta team and keep up the great work!
C3Design Yacht Design and Visualizationwww.c111design.com
i7 920, GTX260/GT8300, 9GB, Win7, Rhino, Poser, Sculptris, Daz3D, Brazil