Sunday, 11 November 2012

OctaneRender for Poser Features

OctaneRender for Poser is a fully integrated OctaneRender solution for Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012.  OctaneRender is the world's fastest and most feature rich unbiased render engine.  This plugin provides access to all OctaneRender functions from the Poser user interface.

The plugin has been specifically designed to suit the workflow of Poser users.  So all the OctaneRender options are available in the one setup screen, activated from the Poser Render menu.

The plugin automatically converts your Poser scene geometry and materials into the Octane scene, so you get a quality render with just the default settings.  From the Octane settings window you can specify camera and image parameters, select from 4 available OctaneRender rendering modes, and choose between image based lighting, sunlight, or geometry emitters to illuminate your scene.  The plugin will even convert any Poser IBL images and assign them to the environment map lighting in Octane.  All Poser Materials will be converted to Octane materials, and you can edit these materials in the Material tab (see below).  Righclicking the props, figures or materials in the tree allows you to do various macro functions, including loading and saving individual materials or entire material collections.


Once you open the Octane Render Viewport, the render starts immediately, and is instantly refreshed when you change the Poser camera direction, or change any of the Octane materials.


The viewport (shown above) allows you to start and stop the render, lock/unlock the resolution, save the image, drag the viewport to resize the render and get vital rendering statistics (the bottom status bar).  If you click anywhere in the image, the focal distance will be set to that point.

The viewport is immediately updated with any new material or OctaneRender settings that you change.  The "imager" settings can be changed at any time without causing the render to restart.


There is an on-line material database, containing hundreds of materials, which can be loading into your scene.



Animations can be rendered via the Animation tab.  This contains controls for start and end frame, camera focus behavior, and even allows the keyframe animation of light emitter intensities.




The first update for OctaneRender for Poser will include the new Instancing features of Octane, allowing a single prop to be duplicated in the scene many times.





OctaneRender for Poser will be available from render.otoy.com from mid-late November 2012.

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