LOS ANGELES, CA – November 23rd, 2023
You asked, we listened! The OctaneStudio+ 2024 Black Friday bundle is back – just €15.99 / month – with one last chance to take advantage of the industry’s best deal ever: a free, full-year subscription to Greyscalegorilla Plus – the ultimate library for materials, textures, HDRIs, and more.
OctaneStudio+ 2024 subscriptions come with unlimited network rendering (up to 10 nodes), over 20+ DCC integrations., a preselected KitBash3D kit, LightStage scan data and full commercial software licenses to MoI 3D, World Creator, Architron, Cascadeur and Sculptron.
In tandem, OTOY® is proud to unveil the first preview release of Octane 2024 for all platforms, featuring per light denoising, custom OSL AOV post and comp shaders, network rendering between Metal and CUDA devices, hardware accelerated ray tracing for M3 GPUs, and dozens of major features coming in the 2024 release cycle including: meshlets, neural rendering, temporal real time denoising, light field baking and Material X support!
All OctaneStudio+ subscribers get priority access to near unlimited decentralized cloud GPU rendering power on the Render Network (with native support for Cinema 4D files in Beta).
Greyscalegorilla Plus Annual Pass
OTOY’s Black Friday bundle offers OctaneStudio+ artists one last chance to get a free full year subscription to the industry’s ultimate library for materials, textures, HDRIs, tutorials, plug-ins and more – an incredible $468 value. (Limited time offer on annual subscriptions only, redeemable before 12/30 on new Greyscalegorilla Plus subscriptions and returning Black Friday customers).
KitBash3D for Octane
KitBash3D, the world’s leading 3D asset library for movies and video games, is hand-selecting one kit from their library for all OctaneStudio+ Black Friday bundle subscribers – redeemed via coupons through the KitBash3D store. ($199 value).
The latest version of the incredible GPU-powered terrain and landscape generator is available to all OctaneStudio+ subscribers and supports custom ORBX export and live linking. Black Friday customers receive a one year full commercial license.
The industry’s leading intuitive, hard surface 3D modeling software, used in conjunction with Octane for years – is included with all subscriptions, with improved integration in Octane 2024. (See Paul Chadeisson’s beautiful MoI 3D + Octane work above!).
The breakthrough AI driven animation and physics animation system for creating physically accurate animations for games and movies without using motion capture technology.
LightStage MetaFace and MetaBody Scans
Newly updated, OTOY’s Academy Award-winning digital human scans feature original LightStage data for hundreds of human faces, bodies, and expressions with retopologized meshes. This year’s scan bundle will feature 5 new LightStage heads and 8 MetaBody scans, with more to come!
Architron (based on LWCAD) is a Polygonal, NURBS & Boolean modeling creation tool for advanced interiors, exteriors, and architectural visualization in C4D and other DCC packages.
Vectron Ultimate VFX Bundle – from Machina-Infinitum
Vectron Fractal tutorials, tools, and formulas by Machina Infinitum for next-gen generative rendering pipelines – all you need for creating procedural worlds, abstract shapes, looping animations and surreal environments.
- New additions like Vectron Boole offer boolean combinations between SDF and Vectron while Vectron Tools provides a wide range of new OSL cameras and generators.
NEW AI powered asset management toolkit for artists (one-year access included in Black Friday annual subscription)
LightWave & Octane Special Offer
Black Friday Studio+ subscribers will receive an extended 60-day trial license of LightWave 2023, providing over a month of additional free access with Octane integration. For Black Friday subscribers only, offer redeemable before 12/31.
EmberGenFX 1.0 final release – and a bridge to the future!
- A full commercial license to the latest 1.0 version of the industry’s leading real-time GPU simulation toolset is now available on the downloads page – and supported through the duration of all OctaneStudio+ annual subscriptions purchased prior to 11/22/2023.
- For future updates beyond this 1.0 release, OTOY and JangaFX are continuing to build on their years-long collaboration by creating a live linking bridge for artists to connect upcoming releases of Embergen and other JangaFX tools to OTOY’s latest suite of software and services.
The Render Network
Full support and priority access to the world’s largest GPU Rendering service: now with support for native Cinema 4D files (available now in Beta), Stable Diffusion 2.0, and Redshift integration coming in 2024. With the Render Network you can access near unlimited on-demand GPU rendering power, enabling you to scale next generation rendering jobs to thousands of high performance GPUs at a fraction of the cost and time.
Octane 2024 Features
What’s new in the Octane 2024.1 Preview
Today’s preview release of 2024.1 gives artists early access to new features coming to Octane in the next release:
- New Post FX Shader Graphs: Full support for Texture Nodes / OSLshader nodes in the AOV compositor
- Powerful Denoiser AOV Nodes and filter graphs (GPU and CPU)
- New Geometry Pipeline – less memory, better performance
- Major hardware ray-tracing optimizations on both CUDA and Metal
- Smaller geometry memory footprint
Mixed platform network rendering between CUDA and Metal GPUs
Powerful Denoiser AOV Nodes and filter graphs (GPU and CPU)
New Denoise AOV nodes – adapted to Octane from the Open Image Denoise framework – are now supported on both GPU / CPU and can be used to denoise any Render AOV pass and create powerful and granular denoising filters in any composition AOV output graph, including per light / per beauty pass denoising and OSL driven denoising effects. It also works with the PMC and Info kernels and all AOV outputs.
New Post FX Shader Graphs: Full support for Textures and OSL shader nodes in the AOV compositor
In Octane 2024, you can now use any texture as a layer in an output AOV, with the new “Texture” output AOV layer node – from an individual image file to an arbitrarily complex node tree. This includes OSL textures for custom effect layers and image generators to be used during compositing, and a new “Output AOV parameter” texture node to build effect layers.
Ray Tracing Hardware Acceleration speedups on Apple M3 GPUs:
Octane X 2024 is being optimized for new ray tracing hardware on M3 Apple GPUS – and already seeing 2x to 12x(!) speed gains in heavily instanced scenes:
New Geometry Pipeline – less memory, better performance
An overhauled geometry pipeline that speeds up rendering, reduces memory usage, unifies geometry data across CUDA and Metal, and fully utilizes RT raytracing with ‘RT core-only’ rendering.
Mixed Platform Network Rendering
Octane 2024.1 introduces a unified memory layout, allowing – for the first time – network rendering across both Metal (macOS) and CUDA, providing studios using Octane X for Metal the ability to use near unlimited Windows GPUs as render nodes.
Full Utilization of Ray-Tracing hardware
New in Octane 2024.1, ray tracing hardware is used for all mesh primitives and geometry including hair, spheres and displacement triangles, providing maximum hardware acceleration on modern hardware.
‘RT core-only’ rendering increases speed, stability, and efficiency by reducing dependencies on system memory and out-of-core geometry, maximizes the usage of RT core hardware, and bypasses the complexity of rendering with different ray-tracing types.
Smaller Memory Footprint for Geometry
‘RT core-only’ rendering in Octane 2024.1 leads to across-the-board memory reductions on Windows and Linux, creating greater efficiency and stability within Octane Standalone and in Octane DCC plugin integrations, removing memory pressure on the host DCC applications.
Octane 2024.1 Features in Development
Native MaterialX support:
OctaneGPT at your service!
A large Language Model service that can provide help inside Octane – covering all documentation, tutorials and even code – the service can create nodes, scripts, shaders and generate scene and assets interactively form text, voice and even screen sharing:
Localized Language support:
Coming Soon in Octane 2024.1:
- Unreal Engine style decal support in core
Rest Position Nodes
Coming up in Octane 2024 are next generation ML and spatial rendering toolsets, including:
Meshlet Streaming, Neural Rendering, Light Field baking and playback for XR and Virtual Production, Brigade temporal denoising, Material X looks, OpenPBR, Multi-stream headless rendering, and AI rendering and operator node graphs.
What’s on the 2024.x roadmap this year:
- Headless rendering with multi-render and multi-engine live linking (Blender, UE, C4D and standalone)
- Neural Rendering: NeRF, Splats and generative AI scene nodes
- Meshlet Geometry Streaming
- New Render Network manager for live and offline GPU workloads
- Volumetric Live Compositor for Virtual Production and Mixed Reality and Light Field displays
- Improved BRDF and shader support for faster single sample quality output
Improved LensFX system building on 2023 framework and 2024 shader graph system for post processing
All updates in Octane 2024 complement the powerful features now available in Octane 2023.1 including: a New Analytic Light System; Universal Camera with in-render lens effects like lens flare and chromatic aberration; fast post media rendering with fog, beams and light sources; an all new post processing GPU compositor for blending together AOVs; Animation Time Transforms; Improved Rounded Edges; UVW Coordinate Mapping, and much more.
Subscribe to OctaneStudio+ today to take advantage of the most powerful suite of Octane software and services we’ve ever released, with access to near unlimited decentralized GPU rendering power on the Render Network.
About OTOY Inc.
OTOY Inc. is the definitive cloud graphics company, pioneering technology that is redefining content creation and delivery for media and entertainment organizations around the world. OTOY’s Academy Award®-winning technology is used by leading visual effects studios, artists, animators, designers, architects, and engineers, providing unprecedented creative freedom, new levels of realism, and new economics in content creation and distribution powered by the cloud. For more information, visit www.otoy.com.