Preparing a scene
Setting up your files ahead of upload

Checking Octane Version

Currently the RNDR network supports both OctaneRender 2020.1.4 and 2020.2.3.
We recommend selecting the latest version in order to benefit from the latest optimizations and core bug-fixes.
These 2 versions should be backwards compatible with supported Stable versions of OctaneRender 2020. New features in 'Release Candidate' (RC) or 'Experimental Build' (XB) versions of OctaneRender will not be supported until they are available in a stable release. To ensure compatibility, please check your scene in OctaneRender Standalone 2020.1.4 prior to job creation. RNDR updates regularly to support the latest Stable Edition of OctaneRender, so please regularly check the version of the RNDR client. Again, XBs and RCs are not fully supported on RNDR, so scenes using new XB or RC features may not render properly. You can view the latest version of OctaneRender here.

Exporting to ORBX file format

To upload a scene to RNDR, the scene needs to be exported as an ORBX file, using OctaneRender Standalone or any of the supported OctaneRender Plugin Integrations. Checking a scene and optimizing a scene in Octane Standalone prior to uploading to RNDR is recommended to avoid errors, re-renders or unnecessary costs. Please consult OctaneRender Documentation for complete instructions about how to use OctaneRender as well as information about packaging ORBX Scenes. For scenes created using an Octane plugin, it is especially recommended to first check importing the ORBX scene file in OctaneRender Standalone 2020.1.4 or 2020.2.3 (depending on the versions you plan to use on the network) prior to uploading it to RNDR. Importing an ORBX scene in OctaneRender Standalone allows you to confirm that there are no missing elements, and that a scene is configured correctly prior to spending RNDR tokens on a render job. If you have issues with exporting ORBX files contact [email protected].
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    To check how an exported scene looks in Octane Standalone, simply open the file, choose Render Target and lock the perspective. This prevents you from accidentally moving the camera. All of this takes a couple of minutes (sometimes more if a scene is very complex and loading time is longer).
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    Please note: Octane Render Passes need to be selected as well - this is important to check for plugin integrations like Cinema4D.
Select "Render Passes" within Octane Standalone
For more information, please refer to OctaneRender Documentation and the following articles:
For documentation on how to export ORBX Scenes from plugins like Cinema4D, please see the 'Octane Cloud Rendering' section of the OctaneRender for Cinema4D manual
OCTANE FOR CINEMA 4D MANUAL
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