Octane Render is a renderer that uses the power of GPU and multi-GPU to render photorealistic images. It’s based on CUDA so any GeForce 8 series or better can be used. But in practice, it’s better to have a high-end GPU (GTX 200 or GTX 400) to achieve fast results.
Octane Render is the world’s first GPU based, un-biased, physically based renderer. What does that mean? It uses the video card in your computer to render photorealistic results fast…really fast. This allows the user to create stunning works in a fraction of the time of traditional CPU based renderers.
You can download a demo version HERE. And to test it, the guys at Refractive Software have added a Test Suite with 5 ready-to-use projects.
I tested the SpaceShip project. I set the number of samples to 200 (because default value was 16000 – too high for me) and I got the image after around one minute on a GTS 250.
Octane Render is available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.