OctaneRender™ for Blender 2020.1.XB3 - 21.3 [OBSOLETE]

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OctaneRender™ for Blender 2020.1.XB3 - 21.3 [OBSOLETE]

Postby azen » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:15 pm

azen Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:15 pm
OctaneRender™ for Blender plugin. Windows, Linux and OSX versions. The download links, provided on this page, are for Enterprise License Holders.

OctaneRender Studio subscribers can access their software from the "Downloads" section of their Customer Account Page.

This is a TEST version, so be prepared to have some issues. Do not use it for production.


  • Updated to 2020.1.XB3
    • Updated Dirt Texture according to SA
    • Added "Dirt Visibility"
  • Supported Octane Output ("Property - Output - Octane Output") as it is in SA
    • Supported to customize "Octane Export Mode", "Export File Format", and "EXR Compression Type" as SA
    • The export results are put under the "Output Path"

  • Supported Mesh Type Optimization("Property - Object Property - Octane - Mesh Type") for final animation render
    • Avoid duplicate transform updates for objects that are not Movable
    • Avoid duplicate mesh data updates for objects that are not Reshapable

  • Added a new experimental "Auto" mesh type to detect and apply the optimization automatically
    • e.g. it can detect and apply "Reshapable" rules for the objects that are used as smokes
    • It's an experimental feature to help users get rid of the manual mesh type assignment. Please let us know if there are any cases that are not covered and handled incorrectly. We will keep on its improvements.

  • Optimized mesh updates in viewport preview
  • Removed redundant uploads for meshes(except meshes that are reshapable, modified, or in edit mode)
  • Supported Global mesh type
  • Supported object layer settings for Orbx proxy


  • Fixed some issues in Orbx Proxy
  • Fixed the volume render issue

You can read about new features of OctaneRender™ 2020.1.XB3 here:

The installation consists from two parts:
1. OctaneRender™ Server
2. Blender - OctaneRender™ edition

After starting OctaneServer it will take some time before the LiveDB tree and LiveDB material previews will be available from Blender - as OctaneServer caches the LiveDB data from remote server right after starting. But only the materials groups tree will be re-cached every time after server start, LiveDB material preview images will be cached only once - so only the very first OctaneServer start will need some more time before LiveDB tree will be available in Blender.
After the server is run - you can start rendering (or open a rendered view) from inside Blender.


DOWNLOAD (both distributives must be reinstalled, they depend on each other)

Blender Octane Edition - 21.3 (2.81)
Octane Server - Enterprise Edition - 21.3


- Just run the installer to see its command line keys.;)
- If you need to run OctaneServer - run it as daemon:
Code: Select all
$ OctaneServer &


Blender Octane Edition - 21.3 (2.81) Linux
Octane Server - Enterprise Edition - 21.3 Linux



Blender Octane Edition - 21.3 (2.81) OSX
Octane Server - Enterprise Edition - 21.3 OSX

Please note, in regards to Bug Reporting:

- Bug Reports in this section refer to plugin-specific bugs only. Bugs originating from the Octane Standalone should be reported to the Standalone Forum section instead

- 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).

- Please bear in mind - we are primarily an English-Language Forum. Please do not take offense if we request further clarification due to language differences.
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