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OctaneRender® pre-Beta 2.3 v5 commercial beta available

Postby radiance » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:41 pm

radiance Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:41 pm
Hi everyone,

Refractive Software® is proud to announce the availability of the fifth intermediate octanelive® testing release, for MS Windows, Apple Mac OS X 10.5/6 and GNU/Linux.
This pre-beta is currently only available to licensed customers. A final/public demo version will be released soon.

New Features and fixes since pre-2.3 v4

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- Documentation: A brand new PDF manual, completely redesigned from scratch, over 120 pages, with widescreen layout, and easy chapters/bookmark links (please use with acrobat reader)
- Hotpixel/Firefly removal for the imager, to get rid of fireflies in real-time with a sensitivity slider.

- Roughness option for specular materials, to render rough/glossy glass, like a sanded or milky looking glass.
- Mix material to blend between two materials.

- Improvements to glossy material, to solve dark edges (energy loss) problem.
- Improvements for emitters to reduce noise when nearby other surfaces.
- Many more improvements to increase convergence with less noise hotpixels/fireflies. (eg, the image noise clears up faster)

- OctaneLive® content service stability improvements for media content/license/account/preferences sharing.

- Stability fixes for drag & drop from the outliner.
- Stability fixes for working with multiple GPU's.
- Fix incorrect sun position in daylight environment.
- Fix crash when trying to override object import preferences.
- Fix multiplier key not working.
- Fix original zoom direction for zoom with the mouse wheel.
- Fix images embed when saving file that uses macros with embedded texture.
- Fix a problem loading .ocs with saved material macro and texture.
- Fix a problem saving .ocs with embedded images.
- Fix duplicate nodes being created when loading object with nodes connect to material.
- Fix problem where unitinialized macro's could be created.



No new drivers are needed for this release, it uses the same drivers/toolkits as the previous pre Beta 2.3 v4 release.

Yours,
The OctaneRender® Team.
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Re: OctaneRender® pre-Beta 2.3 v5 commercial beta available

Postby mlody47 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:14 pm

mlody47 Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:14 pm
NICE!!! GRATS for going forward...

Ill send You something in one hour :)
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Re: OctaneRender® pre-Beta 2.3 v5 commercial beta available

Postby classic1144 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:14 pm

classic1144 Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:14 pm
this made my day...
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Re: OctaneRender® pre-Beta 2.3 v5 commercial beta available

Postby mciuffo » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:57 pm

mciuffo Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:57 pm
Hi! I´m new here.. How can I get my copy? ..after login i can see the control panel but no link to download..
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Re: OctaneRender® pre-Beta 2.3 v5 commercial beta available

Postby matej » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:08 pm

matej Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:08 pm
The pre2.3 is only available to licensed customers
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Re: OctaneRender® pre-Beta 2.3 v5 commercial beta available

Postby mciuffo » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:26 pm

mciuffo Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:26 pm
? I bought a license today, receive a octanelive account number & password.. but still have no access to any new areas of site..
..please help me...
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Re: OctaneRender® pre-Beta 2.3 v5 commercial beta available

Postby matej » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:34 pm

matej Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:34 pm
mciuffo wrote:? I bought a license today, receive a octanelive account number & password.. but still have no access to any new areas of site..
..please help me...

Send a mail with purchase details to [email protected]

The licensed version is downloaded from the forum (will become visible after they activate your license)
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Re: OctaneRender® pre-Beta 2.3 v5 commercial beta available

Postby mciuffo » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:36 pm

mciuffo Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:36 pm
Ok! Thank you!
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Re: OctaneRender® pre-Beta 2.3 v5 commercial beta available

Postby jamnique » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:42 pm

jamnique Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:42 pm
radiance wrote:A final/public demo version will be released soon.


Final as in Octane 1.0 ? I was hoping to buy beta this weekend. Will i make it?
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Re: OctaneRender® pre-Beta 2.3 v5 commercial beta available

Postby matej » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:55 pm

matej Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:55 pm
jamnique wrote:Final as in Octane 1.0 ? I was hoping to buy beta this weekend. Will i make it?

No, this is an intermediate release of beta 2.3. You'll still have time to buy Octane at current prices. Refractive will probably announce the changes in pricing, before they are set.
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