Otoy’s OctaneRender for LightWave running as a preview (top) and final-quality renderer (above).
Originally posted on 13 November 2012. Scroll down for updates.
Otoy has announced OctaneRender for LightWave: a new version of its GPU-based unbiased renderer integrated natively into NewTek’s 3D software.
You can see the software running as both an interactive preview renderer and for a final-quality render via ScreamerNet in the videos above.
LightWave will be the sixth 3D package to get its own dedicated version of OctaneRender: in addition to the existing Max and Maya versions, Otoy announced editions for Softimage, Poser and DAZ Studio in September.
Updated 12 March 2013: Octane Render for LightWave is now in open beta. It supports all of LightWave’s geometry and deformation types, along with its dynamics systems, including the new Bullet physics options.
You can see a complete feature list, new videos and some nice renders on the release thread on Otoy’s forum.
Octane Render for LightWave is available now for LightWave 10 and above, for Windows only. It costs €99 (around $130) while the software is in open beta, rising to €199 ($260) on its eventual commercial release.
New users will also need a standalone edition of Octane Render to use it, which costs €199.