OctaneRender® and OctaneRender Studio®

What is OctaneRender Studio®?

OctaneRender Studio® (formerly known as OctaneVR®) is OctaneRender® with a twist. Studio editions encompass the subscription-based editions of Octane. Here are the main differences:



OctaneRender Studio®


Single PC non-expiring Standalone Commercial License

Single PC Subscription Term License

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. Scalability

Up to 40 GPUS

Up to 20 GPUS

Network RenderingThe utilization of multiple CPUs or GPUs over a network to complete the rendering process.



Licenses for OctaneRender Studio® Standalone Edition and OctaneRender Studio® plugin editions are released under a subscription scheme. OctaneRender Studio® licenses may only be used for the OctaneRender Studio® applications and they will not be valid for the non-subscription applications. Except for the differences indicated above, Studio editions have all the features of the non-subscription OctaneRender® Standalone Edition and corresponding Plugin Editions. In fact, its interface is identical to OctaneRender®.

Similar to OctaneRender®, OctaneRender Studio® also has the following plugin editions:

Each OctaneRender Studio® plugin is a separate product and you would need a separate subscription for each one. Each subscription already comes with the OctaneRender Studio® Standalone license required in conjunction with the OctaneRender Studio® plugin license.

You can only have one PC authenticated to either an OctaneRender Studio® or OctaneRender® license, so when you authenticate OctaneRender Studio®, OctaneRender® gets deauthenticated (and vice versa). OctaneRender® will only run with an authenticated OctaneRender® commercial license, and OctaneRender Studio® will only run with an authenticated OctaneRender Studio® license.


What you need in order to run OctaneRender® Studio

Operating systems and the corresponding 3D modelling application host requirement may vary for each OctaneRender Studio® plugin. The software requirements are noted on the subscriptions page for each OctaneRender Studio® plugin.

All OctaneRender Studio® versions require the same hardware specifications as that of OctaneRender® Standalone Edition listed in the FAQs. (http://home.otoy.com/render/octane-render/faqs/)

Also note that all OctaneRender Studio® editions will require an internet connection each time it starts.