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    Octane Render for Revit beta (is awesome!)

    I've been using and enjoying Octane Render for the last year and a half. It's really let us 'up our game' on our rendering quality. Here is the last batch of images we did with it!

    However, it only worked via stand-alone off of OBJ files, or via 3DS Max. Not ideal. But they just came out with a beta plugin for Revit, that lets you use Octane as an integrated rendering engine right inside Revit!

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    Just started playing around with the beta and so far I'm impressed at what's there. Seems pretty complete and mostly stable. Batch rendering is the only thing I see that I'm gonna miss from Max once this is totally done. Really looking forward to using this more!

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    wow, those look nice. Are those people available from Octane, or did you do those in photoshop? Or max?

    Any idea on what the price is going to be?

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    Can't say that results looking somewhat decent (Jeffrey's designs still absolutely stunning tho), but if it's really fast then it's a good deal. How is Octane's material editor and camera settings? And could you describe standart production process please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyMcGrew View Post
    I've been using and enjoying Octane Render for the last year and a half. It's really let us 'up our game' on our rendering quality. Here is the last batch of images we did with it!

    However, it only worked via stand-alone off of OBJ files, or via 3DS Max. Not ideal. But they just came out with a beta plugin for Revit, that lets you use Octane as an integrated rendering engine right inside Revit!

    Octane Render

    Just started playing around with the beta and so far I'm impressed at what's there. Seems pretty complete and mostly stable. Batch rendering is the only thing I see that I'm gonna miss from Max once this is totally done. Really looking forward to using this more!
    Nice! These look good! Octane is one of those things I have been wanting to try out and just haven't... I will have to give it a look.

    The textures look very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    wow, those look nice. Are those people available from Octane, or did you do those in photoshop? Or max?

    Any idea on what the price is going to be?
    The people were done in Photoshop. The beta plugin is $100, but you have also buy Octane Render Standalone to use it, which is like $250. When it's officially released, they will probably do something like they did for Max, where you can buy the plugin & Octane Render together as a deal. But they will probably also charge more for the plugin, I thought I heard $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerb0z View Post
    Can't say that results looking somewhat decent (Jeffrey's designs still absolutely stunning tho), but if it's really fast then it's a good deal. How is Octane's material editor and camera settings? And could you describe standart production process please?
    Yeah, we're not a pro render house. I'm certain someone who really knows what they are doing with Octane could do much better. But we did a dozen images like this in less than a week. Final renders for these took about a day and a half for 12 images at HD 1920x1080 resolutions, about 1.5 hours each, using two NVidia 560 Ti's.

    Upside is that it's crazy cheap and I like the workflow. Downside is that you can't renderfarm Octane like you can other engines and it's not easy to use for animation. My next computer I'm gonna get a Titan for this stuff, make it about four times faster!

    The material settings in Revit currently assume you know how Octane Render materials work, and there is no preview. You pick a Revit material and then you can change how Octane is going to render it. It brings across what it can from the Revit materials, bitmaps and so forth, and the Octane settings don't affect anything in Revit, which is also nice.

    Same goes for the Camera. But at least it's a real Camera, it's not just rendering a Revit viewport like some other plugins do, so you can get proper aspect ratios and focal depths and such out of it. It's a beta, after all, but after working with their Max plugin for a while they do a decent job at integration so my hopes are high.

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