Ok gentleman, start up your GPU engines…Octane for C4D plugin is now available
I haven’t touched Octane in a while as I hated the old non-native plugin workflow but now it is a whole new ballgame with this native plugin. Have been toying with it for the last few hours and it really is everything I was hoping for.
A very tight native integration with Cinema and there seems to be nothing missing so far, except for live geometry updates, but that is coming. You can navigate in the live viewer as well as render into the viewport and even on my humble gtx560ti I am pretty blown away with the speed. Seems faster than I remember in the v1.0 of Octane (it is currently at v1.1).
You do need a full version of Octane as well as the C4D plugin, even though the full version is contained within the plugin, as far as I know. Before anyone asks, there is a Mac version coming in the near future.
Also, Otoy have set up a cloud service for Octane. Check out the GTC video which is quite cool and bodes well for the future: