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OctaneRender™ 2019 for Blender® 2.8 - new free tier!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:49 am
by BK
Dear Octane community,

OTOY® is very proud to announce the availability of a new free version of OctaneRender™ 2019 for Blender® 2.8 - with free new tier!



The world's fastest and most feature-rich unbiased Octane render engine 2019.1.1 that integrates completely with Blender 2.80.

This is the first release of OctaneRender™ for Blender® 2019 for Blender® 2.8 is available for the first time on Octane's new free tier!

As with all experimental builds, please do not use this for production purposes.

We can't guarantee that scenes saved with this version will be compatible in future releases, and we anticipate there being several maintenance releases.
In the meantime, we look forward to your feedback on this release.

At this point, we have hit feature lock and would be moving towards stabilizing the plugin.


More OctaneRender™ 2019 for Blender® 2.8 Videos

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You can read about new features of OctaneRender™ 2019.1.1 here:

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=72734

Known issue
- Toon material preview may crash due to the issue in SDK 2019.1.1


The installation consists from two parts, downloaded and installed seperately:

1. OctaneRender™ Server
2. Blender - OctaneRender™ edition.

- You will need to create an OTOY account in order to download. Please follow these steps here
- Download and Install both OctaneRender™ Server and Blender - OctaneRender™ edition from the link below.
- Run OctaneRender™ Server (Right-click on OctaneServer from the tray icons to Exit the application.)
- Now, run Blender - OctaneRender™ edition. You can start rendering inside Blender viewport (or open a rendered view).
- Octane needs to be activatad as an addon before it can be listed in the Render Engine drop-down. Please go to Edit>Preferences>Add-ons to load Octane Render Engine

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Download Octane 2019 for Blender 2.8 Beta Windows (free tier) - Updated 2019-09-30

Download OctaneRender™ for Blender® 2019 for Blender® 2.8 - with free new tier!

For faster troubleshooting, please provide as much information as possible. Please include:

  • Your Hardware specifications (unless they are included in your signature)
  • A clear description of the issue you have found
  • Steps that you took to trigger this bug, so that we can reproduce it (ideally, please also provide screenshots. If possible, files for testing would also be appreciated).
  • Whenever possible, please confirm that this issue is only happening in the plugin, and not also in the Standalone Edition (if the bug occurs in both, it is likely that this issue should be reported in the OctaneRender Standalone section of the Forums).


Happy GPU Rendering !!

Your team
OTOY

Re: OctaneRender™ 2019 for Blender® 2.8 - new free tier!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:04 pm
by J.C
Are you planning to release Linux and OSX version too?

Re: OctaneRender™ 2019 for Blender® 2.8 - new free tier!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:43 pm
by schenini
Hallo.
Could you make a tutorial about the installation. Maybe because I am not the sharpest knife, but I can not install the program, even following the steps. Once the server is running, not installation is opening. The blender.exe that I open from the client does not have Octane in it. Chances are I am doing something wrong, therefore a tutorial would be great. For me, and for those in the struggle too.
Thank you.

Re: OctaneRender™ 2019 for Blender® 2.8 - new free tier!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:56 pm
by alperenozgur
Thanks for awesome news! But usage is very unconvenient. There will be proper plug-in version like c4d when Blender 2.8 releases i hope?

Re: OctaneRender™ 2019 for Blender® 2.8 - new free tier!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:58 pm
by eisklotz
I have a GeForce 970 and a 1070 but they are not available. Why?

EDIT:
I got it. Had to go to the Octane preferences and activate my GPU.

Re: OctaneRender™ 2019 for Blender® 2.8 - new free tier!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:42 pm
by alperenozgur
please update the documentation asap. all i get is ALL WHITE RENDER. "World" Section doesnt work. I cant find any "output" nodes for materials or anything.

Re: OctaneRender™ 2019 for Blender® 2.8 - new free tier!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:43 pm
by azen
alperenozgur wrote:Thanks for awesome news! But usage is very unconvenient. There will be proper plug-in version like c4d when Blender 2.8 releases i hope?


For now, this is still an experimental build. We aim to address all major reported issues by the time we release our first Stable Build.

If there are any specific issues that you would like to see addressed, feedback would be appreciated.


Cheers,
Azen

Re: OctaneRender™ 2019 for Blender® 2.8 - new free tier!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:46 pm
by azen
eisklotz wrote:I have a GeForce 970 and a 1070 but they are not available. Why?


Hello eisklotz,

Could you confirm whether you have OctaneRender Engine enabled in your User Preferences? You will find it in User Preferences under "Add-ons". It is possible that checkbox for this option was unticked by default upon initial installation.

Cheers,
Azen

Re: OctaneRender™ 2019 for Blender® 2.8 - new free tier!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:50 pm
by azen
alperenozgur wrote:please update the documentation asap. all i get is ALL WHITE RENDER. "World" Section doesnt work. I cant find any "output" nodes for materials or anything.


We will be updating our documentation in the coming weeks, to reflect the latest features that we have available in our latest Blender releases. Apologies for any inconvenience.

I will see what I can do to replicate the issue on our in-house machines, and get back to you regarding your reported issue shortly.

Cheers,
Azen

Re: OctaneRender™ 2019 for Blender® 2.8 - new free tier!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:17 am
by grimm
J.C wrote:Are you planning to release Linux and OSX version too?


+1 Any ETA on the Linux version.