Refractive Software® LTD is pleased to announce it's new collaborative plugin development program.
Since the announcement of our OctaneRender® SDK (Software Development Kit), we have received many applications from companies and individuals wishing to license the OctaneRender® SDK to develop an integrated plugin product in collaboration with our company.
'Integrated plugin product' does not mean an exporter or script that writes out a file that octane can read and then render, but a complete, native, plugin with viewport, scene and material integration into a host application with instant interactive feedback and instant geometry and parameter/node manipulation, sold as a separate product for the host application in question.
We currently have already several parties developing tightly integrated rendering plugins for several popular 3D Modeling/Animation and CAD/Architectural applications.
There are still many opportunities available as there are a wealth of different applications a plugin can be developed for.
We have developed a special, easy licensing model to allow companies or individuals to develop these plugin products with the help of our software engineers, and a simple and nearly effortless way to advertise, sell and support the new plugin product via Refractive Software®'s existing infrastructure and sales channels.
We also want parties who develop plugin products to be highly motivated to keep developing further, provide quality 3rd line support, and improve the product over time, and we aim to achieve this by providing a generous 60% share payment of the gross retail price of the plugin product produced.
We already have 5 different plugin products in development for 5 popular 3D animation packages, but there are still dozens of popular 3D animation and CAD packages that do not have a plugin planned yet, so don't hesitate to contact us and express your interest regarding a specific application.
If you are interested, please contact via e-mail at: sdk at refractivesoftware dot com and we will send you an information sheet and advise on the availability of the host application you would like to develop for.
Please note that the SDK can not be used for linking into most kinds of open-source software (GPL), as this would violate the GPL license of the host application, so we only accept commercial host applications at this time.
If you are an OctaneRender user and would like to see a tightly integrated, viewport fitted OctaneRender® plugin product for your favorite 3D application, feel free to reproduce this announcement on community boards where software developers who could be interested in the plugin program frequent.
The OctaneRender Team
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