Software Requirements


OctaneRender® for Maya® requires:

Windows® And Linux Requirements

To install OctaneRender® on Windows®, make sure you install the appropriate drivers for your GPUThe GPU is responsible for displaying graphical elements on a computer display. The GPU plays a key role in the Octane rendering process as the CUDA cores are utilized during the rendering process.. After this, you only have to run the installer.


macOS® Requirements

OctaneRender supports macOS® 10.11.x or later, and it requires CUDA driver version 9.1 or later. For a complete list of Mac-compatible CUDA drivers, please refer to and download from here:


NVIDIA® cuDNN Library File

Downgrading Drivers

Some drivers are released in a beta state and may cause errors when running OctaneRender®. You can revert to the previous driver by downgrading or installing an earlier but more suitable driver version.


After downloading a suitable driver from, use DDU to remove the installed driver, then perform a clean installation of the preferred driver.


A driver downgrade is complex on Linux systems, and this should be done if the installed driver causes errors. If you need to downgrade your video driver, uninstall the current driver before installing the earlier version.

To determine the current installed driver, find the nvidia-smi module and run it in command line. Check for other options to determine the current installed driver. Also make sure to consult the files that came with the current driver to learn how it was installed. If the current driver was installed using the apt command, the sudo apt-get purge nvidia* command should remove all of the former drivers. Use apt commands if the current driver was installed through apt.

Download a suitable driver from, then prepare to uninstall the current driver. To avoid issues, check the installation files of the current NVIDIA® driver for the install/uninstall instructions as these will contain helpful commands such as:

$ sudo nvidia-installer --uninstall

Use the following command for more options:

$ nvidia-installer --advanced-options

Once uninstalled, reboot once before installing the preferred driver.