Octane is 4 times cheaper and it's much faster to render Octane is not 4 times cheaper and fire is more than good enough Don't misunderstand me, I love what I see about Octane but it has few major setbacks. Shared memory would be cool, I'm guessing some of the tech coming from the cloud version will allow for better memory options. Sadly, you'll still get the Mac Zealots who insist that Apple is still the best out there. I like the idea of Octane because it's simply super fast and unbiased. One thing that people may not know is that if combined data set that has to be rendered textures, geometry exceeds the amount of memory on gpu it won't work That is one bitter limitation.Next
I wasn't comparing Octane to Maxwell but if you do that it has to be kept in mind that Octane is 4 times cheaper and it's much faster to render. But you truly don't need to have 4 Titans to see the speed advantage. First is the problem of gpu memory limit. I do love Maxwell, it gives beautiful results, but the render times are very high. Anyway it's nice to have another option and at least I'm pretty sure it will be very useful for some people and their specific workflows. Yeah you can already do that in Maxwell's Fire and now you can do it in Octane too but you sure can't do it with Cinema's native solutions.Next
The sheer render speed and quality is really impressive. At this point, I must say that gpu rendering doesn't seem interesting as it did few years ago. . The interface of the stand-alone was a big turn off so I've been waiting for this C4D plugin and I do believe it's a game changer for certain types of projects. I think we all know already that there is no one-size fits all solution.Next
That limitation is crippling for some scenes definitely. You really don't need 4 titans. I tried Octane on a 560Ti, by no means a high-end card. Imagine working on an architectural visualization and you're arranging your furniture and you see very quickly in a matter of seconds how everything will look with final lighting. You don't need 4 titans to see incredibly quick results, my 580 does a very good job alone. Sure, you can buy few graphic cards or even use newest Geforce Titan 6Gb ram but it can be argued you could do the same with cpu's for non gpu render engine.Next
I've played around with the demo a while back and it knocked my socks off when I saw it in action. Third is that it works only on nVidia cards. I wouldn't hold that against any software. Fire gives you a lower quality preview, Octane will directly output the final render. I gather that people with 6 core or dual cpu configurations have even more speed. All in all, interesting to see new developments and yes, I'll get myself one license that's for sure Cheers 4 times cheaper if only the stand alone is considered. Mac is a huge priority for us, so we're on that.
Fourth is that there is no Mac version. I thought that you guys would like to check it out. Every software has requirements that the potential customers have to live with, doesn't make sense to fault it for that. And I don't see how it being windows only is a negative point. They must have attended the Church of Jobs from birth because the brainwashing is strong.Next
The speed increase in the workflow is significant. I admit I haven't seen Maxwell in action on a dual 8 core system, but I also haven't seen Octane in action on a 4xTitans which I think would be cheaper than dual 8 core xeons. I saw Maxwell, which is considered as slow rendering engine flying on dual 8 core machine and doesn't suffer from any limitations that are mentioned above. I can already do that in Maxwell without gpu in matter of seconds with fire render? And that is not some fancy cpu, it is just a i7930. . .Next
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