Recently, we’ve been seeing a number of rendering technologies utilizing the GPU come to market. Octane Render is one of these, and it seems to be getting a good following amongst artists.
Octane Render is a GPU based, un-biased, physically based renderer. Basically, it uses the video card’s GPU (which now has extremely fast, programmable, floating point processors) to render. According to the marketing materials, “With a single, modern, GPU you can typically expect to see a 1000%-5000% (10X to 50X) speed increase over a typical un-biased, CPU based renderer.” You have to see it to believe it.
The Beta is available for 99 Euros, which is pretty affordable considering the performance gains.
The mini Iron Man artwork featured in this news item were rendered by Christophe Desse.