Octane 4.0 Features


License upgrade

Unless you have a subscription license, you will have to upgrade your version 3 licenses to version 4. This upgrade is free and can be done via these 4 steps:



Out-of-CoreWhen scene assets become too large to load completely onto the system’s GPU, Out-of-Core technology allows the render engine to utilize the CPU to assist in the rendering process. Geometry Support

This Octane 4 feature is supported via the Out of Core settings on the Cuda Devices tab.

The Cuda Devices tab has had the individual graphics card control moved into the Octane panel accessed via the "Open Device Settings" button.



AI Denoiser

The Octane 4 Spectral and Volumetric Denoisers are accessed in the plugin from the Settings tree->Imager->Enable Denoising. It is recommended to leave "Denoise Volumes" disabled/off, and "Denoise on Completion" enabled/on. To view the denoised pass, select "Denoised Beauty" from the renderpasses on Rendering tab.



AI Light

The new Octane 4 AI Light settings are available in the Settings tree->Kernel. Refer to the AI Light implementation of the Standalone Edition for more details.



Light Linking and Light Exclusion

This is not currently supported by the ArchiCAD plugin, however the Light IDs and Light Linking Invert pins are still present in the Kernel node for potential future use.



Planetary Environment System

This is a new Environment type in the Settings tree. This is likely to not be applicable to the majority of ArchiCAD scenes. Refer to the Planetary Environment implementation in the Standalone Edition for more details on this Environment.



Universal MaterialThe representation of the surface or volume properties of an object.

This is a new material type available in the MaterialsA set of attributes or parameters that describe surface characteristics. tab. Refer to the Universal Material implementation of the Standalone Edition for additional information on this material type.



Note: UDIM TexturesTextures are used to add details to a surface. Textures can be procedural or imported raster files. and Texture Compression are not currently supported by the ArchiCAD plugin.