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Hello World: OctaneRender 4 is here

Postby haze » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:01 am

haze Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:01 am
Dear all,

We are proud to announce the first public unveiling of Octane 4.

The Octane 4 introductory video below will give you a tour of what's new (and what's coming) in this major update.



Octane 4 has been in development for some time now, and we would like to take the opportunity to bring you an experimental release of it as a preview. If you have a V3 license, you will be able to try this build. All features of 3.08 are included, such as Toon Shading, OSL Texture Nodes, new BRDF models, anisotropic reflections, metal material and more.

New Features of V4

AI Light

With the introduction of AI Light in Octane, you will see a great improvement in light sampling, especially in scenes that have many lights with localised distributions. As a learning system, AI Light improves as you render more samples. When used with Adaptive Sampling, AI Light gets even better, since it will learn that other lights become more important, as some pixels are no longer sampled.

AI Scene

AI Scene in Octane brings you much faster scene loading times, and a dramatic improvement in viewport interactivity. You are able to position and modify geometry in real time, even in scenes with several millions of triangles. Vertex animation with constant topology is updated in real time in complex scenes, as you move the time slider. Using the gizmos in the viewport on massive scenes is also in real time.

AI Denoiser

The much anticipated Spectral AI Denoiser allows you to render noise-free in a fraction of the time. You will find the settings to enable it in the Camera Imager settings.

Out of core geometry

Octane now supports out of core geometry, allowing you to use a significant portion of your system memory for geometry data. Multiple GPUs are also supported with out of core geometry.

In your preferences, you will see four sliders under Out-of-core. System RAM usage limit allows you to limit how much system memory Octane will use for out of core geometry and textures. Geometry data GPU RAM usage limit allows you to specify a limit on how much GPU VRAM you want to use for geometry, and underneath, you can set the same for textures. This allows you to balance the level to which textures relative to geometry are evicted from VRAM.


Download links (for licensed customers only):

Downloads for users with a regular license

regular version for Windows (installer)
regular version for Windows (ZIP archive)
regular version for Mac OS X (DMG image) - coming soon
regular version for Linux (ZIP archive) - coming soon


Downloads for users with a subscription license

subscription version for Windows (installer)
subscription version for Windows (ZIP archive)
subscription version for Mac OS X (DMG image) - coming soon
subscription version for Linux (ZIP archive) - coming soon
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Re: Hello World: OctaneRender 4 is here

Postby feathers632 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:48 pm

feathers632 Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:48 pm
What will upgrade cost to existing 3 users?
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Re: Hello World: OctaneRender 4 is here

Postby DartFrog » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:30 pm

DartFrog Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:30 pm
Can you guys list a roadmap for plugin integration? Jules didn't have a solid answer but I figured the software engineers would have a better estimate. Thanks!
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Re: Hello World: OctaneRender 4 is here

Postby skykistler » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:58 pm

skykistler Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:58 pm
I JUST purchased Octane 3+C4D plugin.

What benefits does this $650+ license have over the new free tier?
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Re: Hello World: OctaneRender 4 is here

Postby heliorunner » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:09 pm

heliorunner Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Hi,
how to get access to this V4 beta version? Can I have it if I'm on subscription plan or do I have to make full purchase of V3 first?
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Re: Hello World: OctaneRender 4 is here

Postby chreff » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:13 pm

chreff Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Hello. they say will be free Octane 4 ??

it's true?
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Re: Hello World: OctaneRender 4 is here

Postby Jorgensen » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:29 pm

Jorgensen Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:29 pm
I guess we don’t need to pay for an update of the SketchUp plugin.........

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Re: Hello World: OctaneRender 4 is here

Postby chreff » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:33 pm

chreff Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:33 pm
Jorgensen wrote:I guess we don’t need to pay for an update of the SketchUp plugin.........

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WILL BE FREE TO TWO GPU
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Re: Hello World: OctaneRender 4 is here

Postby scividanis » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:35 pm

scividanis Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:35 pm
I've been looking for the download to be able to try out the new version but can't find it anywhere?
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Re: Hello World: OctaneRender 4 is here

Postby zacknmotion » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:04 pm

zacknmotion Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:04 pm
Yaaasss!!! I'm assuming there will be a number of months before this is released, but still exciting news. Looking forward to v4 and beyond.
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