Real-time 3D Rendering
The world’s first GPU-based,
physically correct renderer.
OctaneRender® is the world’s first and fastest unbiased, spectrally correct GPU render engine, delivering quality and speed unrivaled by any production renderer on the market.
OTOY® is proud to advance state of the art graphics technologies with groundbreaking machine learning optimizations, out-of-core geometry support, massive 10-100x speed gains in the scene graph, and RTX raytracing GPU hardware acceleration.
What’s New in OctaneRender
- NVIDIA RTX Acceleration
Octane RTX hardware acceleration brings 2-5x render speed increases to NVIDIA raytracing GPUs with multi-GPU support. RTX acceleration speed gains increase in more complex scenes and can be benchmarked using RTX OctaneBench®.
- Layered Materials
The new layered material system allows you to construct a complex material that consists of a base layer, with a maximum of 8 layers which can be inserted on top of the base layer. New nodes include: layered material, diffuse layer, specular layer, sheen layer, metallic layer, and layer group nodes. With unique layered materials, Octane empowers you to recreate complex materials in a physically-based manner as opposed to manually mixing materials together.
- Spectral Random Walk SSS and Hair Material
A new Random Walk medium allows you to create ultra realistic skin and other absorption / scattering materials in Octane. With Random Walk SSS and Octane’s new Spectral Hair Material, you can easily create photorealistic digital characters.The Spectral Hair Material enables different coloring modes for hair, as well as multiple roughness parameters for different scattering behavior along a hair strand.
- Octane Vectron™ and Spectron™ Procedural Geometry and Lighting
Octane Vectron (Vector-Polygon) provides infinite procedurally generated scenes, volumes, and geometry which bypass meshes and volumes. With Vectron you can create procedurally generated scenes entirely on the GPU without using GPU VRAM and with zero memory footprint. Spectron Procedural Volumetric Lights allow you to create procedurally driven volumetric lighting – like spot lights – with blockers, barn doors, gels and more.
- OSL and Procedural Vertex Displacement
You can now render procedural and OSL vertex displacement (either height or vector displacement) before rendering. This is a robust displacement system which doesn’t suffer the same limitations as the old displacement system (which is now known as Texture Displacement). Octane also allows you to mix/layer vector/height displacement maps using the new displacement mixer node.
- OSL Shaders for Volume Textures
Up until recently you could only use static colors for absorption, scattering and emission in volumes. You can now use any textures for volumes.
Read more for a deep dive of all new features.