OT: Octane Renderer - 49 € until 4th of June!

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

THREAD CLOSED
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  05 May 2010
OT: Octane Renderer - 49 € until 4th of June!

Hi all,

just discovered that the Octane Renderer beta is available for only 49 € until June 4th.

http://www.refractivesoftware.com/

Regards
Stefan
 
  05 May 2010
This is a way to build a large user-base.......Octane is a great rendering engine. Fluid and very inspiring to use.
 
  05 May 2010
Look Like they are selling the beta version and there is a cost to upgrade to version 1.0
 
  05 May 2010
Originally Posted by Burney: Look Like they are selling the beta version and there is a cost to upgrade to version 1.0


why the misinfo ?

Quote: Our beta program allows users to buy a license for Octane Render Studio Edition Beta releases, at half the normal retail price. Your beta license will also be valid for the final v1.0 Studio Edition release, and subsequent dot releases such as v1.1, v1.2, etc, and will allow a reduced upgrade cost to future v2.0 releases.
__________________

 
  05 May 2010
No...you buy the beta version and get the V1.0 release for free.
 
  05 May 2010
Originally Posted by PaulS2: No...you buy the beta version and get the V1.0 release for free.


Paul, are you using it on a Mac or PC?
Just wondering about video cards for the Mac.
Michael.
 
  06 June 2010
Originally Posted by hobo: why the misinfo ?


THe misinfo is from here - http://www.refractivesoftware.com/faq.html. Look like they have different info at different places of their webpages.

Why are you selling Octane Render Beta Versions?

Octane Render is the first renderer of its kind and Refractive Software is eager to release this powerful tool. Instead of teasing users with web videos, Refractive Software wants to get the power of Octane Render into the user’s hands.

The beta version of Octane Render will be priced at 50% of final release cost. This will allow user’s to start using Octane Render and enjoy all the benefits of the lightning fast renders and interactivity now, and having a full Octane Render Version 1.0 license at a much reduced rate.

Last edited by Burney : 06 June 2010 at 12:23 AM. Reason: spelling mistakes
 
  06 June 2010
Originally Posted by Ideas: Paul, are you using it on a Mac or PC?
Just wondering about video cards for the Mac.
Michael.


Octane Renderer require CUDA enabled GPU. So far there are only two CUDA enabled Mac Nvidia Video cards available according to http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_gpus.html. No sure if MacPro can accept multiple PC CUDA enabled graphic cards running under bootcamp.
 
  06 June 2010
I use a PC for just about all of my 3D work......in this case I use Octane on my PC.

Originally Posted by Ideas: Paul, are you using it on a Mac or PC?
Just wondering about video cards for the Mac.
Michael.
 
  06 June 2010
Originally Posted by Burney: Octane Renderer require CUDA enabled GPU. So far there are only two CUDA enabled Mac Nvidia Video cards available according to http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_gpus.html. No sure if MacPro can accept multiple PC CUDA enabled graphic cards running under bootcamp.


Not quite true, i have a 2009 24inch iMac with an Nvidia 120GT which also works with Octane.

Regards
Stefan
 
  06 June 2010
Originally Posted by futagoza: Not quite true, i have a 2009 24inch iMac with an Nvidia 120GT which also works with Octane.

Regards
Stefan

The Nvidia 120GT is the OEM version that bundled with MacPro and iMac. Look like Nvidia never sell a retain version. Octane recommend a Minimum of GTX 260/265. On the Mac the fastest Nvidia card is GTX 285 and the PC is GTX 480. Look like the PC will outperform the Mac running Octane render.
 
  06 June 2010
I think most things PC ought to work OK in a Mac Pro via BootCamp. For multiple CUDA cards running at once a possible issue could be the different speeds of its PCIe slots (could some of those be too slow?).
 
  06 June 2010
MacBook Pro

I installed the demo on my MacBook Pro 17" 2,5 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, MacOS X 10.5.8 just for seeing if it works. Ok, it does. Relatively fast rendering of the demo-scene (spaceships), but very unresponsive with mouse-movements. May be it doesn't like the trackpad. I will try at home if it works better with my own scenes and Wacom 3-button-mouse.

Regards

Frankg
 
  06 June 2010
Hi Frank,

i believe it has nothing to do with the track pad.. I have the same issue when navigating, because i believe that Octane uses the GPU for those menu tasks too and not much the CPU, hence the slowdown on low end Nvidia Cards. I think it´s best to use (if possible for Mac users...) the recommended minimum spec. card.

Nevertheless impressive technology, which clearly shows what one can expect in the near future.

Regards
Stefan
 
  06 June 2010
Hi Stefan,

with my wacom-mouse I have no unresponsive cursor-action. It works little more slowly than usual, but it works fine. Seems that this is an trackpad-issue.
With my scene-files it works really fast. I'm impressed. But I can hear the fans very well

Regards

Frankg
 
Thread Closed share thread



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.