The Application Settings


Settings related the user interface, default material previews, file locations, and file associations are managed in the Applications Settings dialog box. To open the Application Settings Dialog, go to File > Preferences > Application tab.



When saving projects, Octane will need the specific location to store the project in a file system where these resources may be represented by or absolute or relative paths. An absolute or full path points to the same location in a file system, regardless of the current working directory. To do that it includes the root directory. Users have the option to Save projects using a relative path which starts from some given working directory, thus avoiding the need to provide the full absolute path.

OctaneRender sends statistical data to a server. The purpose for the data gathered is to understand how Octane is used and therefore will help our development team in making informed decisions for future developments. The statistics gathered are anonymous and independent of the OctaneLive license server. These are the types of events sent in the statistical data:

The events above are sent along with statistical information like the geometry size, kernel, 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. count, slave count.

The statistics is important however, users may choose to opt out and disable this facility. The statistics collection facility can be disabled the through File > Preferences… > Application > Enable statistics


The Render Cloud

The Render Cloud section is used in preparation for rendering through OctaneRender Cloud (ORC).