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Oh yea. Octane for Carrara
Posted: 24 October 2013 10:13 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Here is the announcement of the preveiw.

http://render.otoy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=36332

Cheers.

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Posted: 25 October 2013 12:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Octane rocks.
It’s great for carrara’s futur that integrated plug-ins are being developed.

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Posted: 25 October 2013 01:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Looks already great.
I hope it will support Carrara hair…

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But the price gulp


BTW: there is already a beta for Studio: http://render.otoy.com/shop/DAZ_Studio_plugin.php

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Posted: 25 October 2013 01:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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This looks great, no doubt about it, and I like the way it’s going to be configured to work with Carrara sunlight/skylight and replicators naturally.

I don’t have a computer that can run Octane yet though.  Better start saving…  smile

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Posted: 25 October 2013 03:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Works with NVIDIA GPUs.  That’s OK for an iMac; wonder how much an improvement it will make over just the CPU as it is now?

However, I was considering moving up to a MacPro with 6 or even 8 cores, but they come with AMD FirePro GPUs.  Are there any redner apps that will work on those?

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Posted: 25 October 2013 03:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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This is great news!  Good progress already being made. You can see the speed of render in the video, orders of magnitude faster than Luxrender!  I doubt that Carrara hair will supported, at least not initially.

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Posted: 25 October 2013 05:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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This is amazing news! I’m very happy and will surely buy it.
I find myself with Carrara in competition with high end renders of other packages. With Octane pluign it I’ll be able to cope, while keeping the process easy.

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Posted: 25 October 2013 05:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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very impressive stuff

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Posted: 25 October 2013 08:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Did you see that guys gear? Holly cow a Titan and a 580 in the machine. Drool. I can only wish.

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Posted: 25 October 2013 09:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Muphasa - 25 October 2013 08:59 AM

Did you see that guys gear? Holly cow a Titan and a 580 in the machine. Drool. I can only wish.

Explains why my renders with Octane Render demo are not as fast!  Still fast though…

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Posted: 25 October 2013 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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►  How to Build Your Own Carrara Workstation is a short article that I wrote to help you on your way to building your own Carrara powerhouse without loosing the bank. It was written, however, under the compromise that Carrara doesn’t really require a top-notch graphics card. I built my whole 8 core (8 physical cores) rig for less than the price of these robust, killer graphics cards. I was planning on building another and using my current one as a Render node. But perhaps I’ll spend that coin on Octane instead. Then, when I can, upgrade my graphics card to some real Octane horsepower!

On that note, aside from the cost savings, I really enjoy building my own rigs. Since I’ve started doing that I’ve noticed that, shy of going to a company that specializes in building custom workstations, it’s really hard-to-impossible to find a tower that contains all of the hardware I really want. When it comes to custom workstations, it seems that we can get great value from these places. Furthermore, if you don’t like a bit of troubleshooting and the research that goes into building ones own, not enough good things can be said about a company that offers support for what they sell. Work Station Specialists is one place that I have found that offers flexible and super-powerful builds, many based upon having two multi-core cpu of the higher grade ‘server-class’ which automatically jumps the price up - even if you build your own. I started looking into server class components before I built this one. The thing is that I wouldn’t be able to afford it, even if I was still saving up for it. Additionally, as I started to compile a list of needed components, the quote that I got from Work Station Specialists was looking better and better as I completed my theoretical build.

All in all I ended up building a PC (as opposed to a server-class work station) for less than a grand that included a decent, but much lower cost graphics solution that should still pound out some Octane goodness, 16 GB fairly high end RAM with heat sinks, Eight core processor at 3.1GHz installed on a Military Spec motherboard (Better, higher end capacitors, much higher quality control, etc.,) built into a tower that I splurged a little extra on for supreme cooling without scaring myself half-to-death with liquid cooling. There were many more yummy things included, but these were the primary concern at the time - and it is a very nice Carrara machine! Very nice!

I can hardly wait to see how my out-dated Fermi-class graphics card holds up to it. The thing that I’ve always done with graphics, being always on a tighter-than-tight budget, is to get higher end stuff from yesterday. The current stuff has always been so freaking high priced and I remember how awesome the reports were on these older models when they were the new shiny goods! I’ve always wondered what makes those pro-grade, work station-class cards so much more expensive than the rest, and wanted to test them next to others to see if the cost difference is truly worthwhile. From some of the experiences I’ve read… they truly are.

Nonetheless,
This is great news! The fact that Carrara is part of their development cycle should speak fairly highly of Carrara all in itself.
Now to go read up on Octane a bit wink

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Posted: 25 October 2013 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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If you’ve never used Octane, it is worth getting the free demo version and also maybe the Poser demo version, just to see how it plays with your machine.  I managed to make my laptop switch itself off, probably through overheating, while playing with it earlier today!

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Posted: 25 October 2013 03:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Good plan.
I bet I’ll be alright with my Carrara machine. But a test never hurts. Well… okay. Sometimes they can :(

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Posted: 25 October 2013 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Dartanbeck - 25 October 2013 03:50 PM

Good plan.
I bet I’ll be alright with my Carrara machine. But a test never hurts. Well… okay. Sometimes they can :(

It would hurt less than shelling out $200+ and then finding that it didn’t work!

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Posted: 25 October 2013 06:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Wise words Phil. Yes thing about GPU renderers is that—- well it uses the GPU to render. It uses all its power for however long the render last. So over cooking your GPU is a real issue . Make sure your case is clean, your fans are clean especially on the graphics. As far as Octane being able to be used for Carrara that is good news. Very good news indeed.

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Posted: 25 October 2013 07:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Also, make sure your video card’s driver’s are up to date.  The auto update checker I’ve found for Nvidia drivers doesn’t ;;ways let you know if an updated version is out.  Plus, when I’ve had Octane in the past after updating to a latter build not work till the drivers were updated.

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