How to Install and Use Octane Render for Cinema 4D R17 657
Octane Render is a powerful GPU-accelerated renderer that can produce photorealistic images and animations. It is compatible with Cinema 4D, a popular 3D modeling and animation software. In this article, we will show you how to install and use Octane Render for Cinema 4D R17 657, the latest version of the plugin as of April 2023.
To install Octane Render for Cinema 4D R17 657, you will need the following requirements:
An Octane Render license - You can purchase it on the OTOY website or upgrade your existing license.
A Cinema 4D host application - You should have Cinema 4D R17 657 or later installed on your computer. You can check for updates by clicking Help > Check for Updates in the Cinema 4D menu.
An NVIDIA graphics card - You should have a compatible NVIDIA GPU that supports CUDA technology. You can test your GPU performance with OctaneBench, a free benchmarking tool.
Once you have the requirements, follow these steps to install the plugin:
Download the Octane Render plugin from the Downloads page of your OTOY account and extract the content of the archive.
Create a folder named \"plugins\" (lower-case) in the Cinema 4D R17 657 folder: C:\\\\Program Files > MAXON Cinema4D R17 657 > plugins.
Copy the c4doctane folder from the extracted archive to the plugins folder. Delete all of the c4dOctane-R (version number).cdl64 files that you will not be using. For example, if you are using R17 657, you would delete the c4dOctane files that are not c4dOctane-R17_657.xdl64.
Launch Cinema 4D and enter your OTOY account credentials when prompted. You should see an Octane tab at the top of your application.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Octane Render for Cinema 4D R17 657.
To use Octane Render for Cinema 4D R17 657, you will need to create an Octane Render project and assign Octane materials and settings to your objects and scenes. Here are some basic steps to get you started:
Create a new project or open an existing one in Cinema 4D.
Go to Edit > Project Settings and select OctaneRender as the Renderer under General tab.
Go to Octane > Live Viewer Window to open the Octane Render viewport. This will show you a live preview of your scene rendered with Octane.
Go to Octane > Materials Manager to open the Octane materials palette. Here you can create and edit various types of materials, such as diffuse, glossy, specular, emission, etc.
Drag and drop an Octane material onto an object in your scene or in the Objects Manager. You can adjust the material properties in the Attributes Manager or in the Node Editor.
Go to Octane > Objects Manager to open the Octane objects palette. Here you can create and edit various types of objects, such as lights, cameras, environment, etc.
Drag and drop an Octane object onto your scene or in the Objects Manager. You can adjust the object properties in the Attributes Manager or in the Node Editor.
Go to Octane > Settings Manager to open the Octane settings palette. Here you can adjust various settings for rendering, such as kernel, post-processing, sampling, etc.
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