OctaneRender is known as the fastest and unbiased render engine with many features for animation, VFX, etc. The developer of Octane, OTOY has supported the render engine for Blender in some recent years, and it becomes a good choice along with Cycles and Eevee. If you want to try it before making any decision, you can consider the free Prime Edition. It’s free for use in 30 days on a single GPU.
In this article, we will try to help you install OctaneRender Prime Free Tier. You should follow this instruction on your own PC, or on our remote server when you first use it. Let’s get started.
You will need to prepare some of the following:
- Octane Render Prime for Blender
- OctaneServer Prime
- Blender application
Step 1) You login your OTOY account download the version of OctaneRender Prime for Blender and OctaneServer Prime. If you don’t have an account yet, please register first.
To download them, you should go to Shop > Free Trial > OctaneRender Prime (Free Tier) > Try now.
It will then lead you to End User License Agreement and Further Notices. You should click Accept.
Step 2) There are three OS Windows, macOS and Linux you can download from. Now you should select which one you use. Here we select Windows. We will download OctaneRender Prime for Blender and OctaneServer Prime.
Step 3) Now OctaneRender Prime for Blender and OctaneServer Prime are both downloaded to your computer. Go to the folder you saved them and start to install.
Next, you should run the OctaneServer Prime and log in by your account you just registered, Sign in to activate it.
Step 4) In this step, we will install OctaneRender for Blender. Find the downloaded file previously, follow the steps to install it.
Step 5) After installing those two files, we open Blender application to check if Octane Render engine is activated. To do this, you go to Edit > Preferences > Add-ons > Render: OctaneRender engine. Check it if it’s not activated.
Step 6) Now you can go to Blender’s Render Properties panel to set up Octane as your rendering engine.
Because this Free Tier can only use 1 GPU, so if you have more than one graphics card, you can select which one is assigned to Octane by clicking Device Preferences and tick the GPU you want to use.
Now you have succeeded in installing the OctaneRender Prime Free Tier for Blender and can start using it.
This article is to help you install the Free tier version of Octane for Blender. Although the features of Free Tier are limited and the number of GPUs you can use is only one, it’s a good start for anyone who wants to try Octane before buying it.
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You can refer to this article (Professional & High-Speed Octane Cloud Rendering Service with Blender) to know how our servers are compatible with Octane and Blender. We have many servers from single, dual to multiple GPUs to serve your needs.
Moreover, iRender has other beneficial features. We have NVlink available if you want to test (contact for more details), and free transferring tool GPUhub sync. You can also work with our Octane license if becoming our prime customer. Let’s see some of iRender’s tests with Octane and Blender:
iRender has many other features which would help you to render faster and easier. You can create an account via this link to experience our service. And don’t hesitate to contact us via WhatsApp: (+84) 916806116 for advice and support.
Thank you & Happy Rendering!
Source: Ambocc3D Rumble’s channel, hdrmaps.com
*Note: all images are from Ambocc3D Rumble’s channel