Octane vs Redshift? I have a gtx 1080 and using mantra and arnold is slowly pissing me off even with my 8 core Ryzen.
Actually now i realized V-Ray has a GPU option too..so maybe that? how good is V-ray for simulations?
Wait for Arnold GPU
is there a free/very cheap GPU renderer available for students or whateverbasically any way i can do GPU rendering without pirating a softwareOctane dropped the student licenses and Redshift only makes deals with schools themselves. Is furryball RT good enough?
>>583995Cycles is a GPU one i think
>>583995like others said cycles, you can use yafaray,luxrender,renderman and mitsuba.ill say that out of all of these renderman and cycles are probably the best ones, but each of those have its issue and won't be good like arnold or corona
>>584037Renderman in Maya or Houdini is a s good as Arnold and Corona but the implementation of Renderman in Blender is still WIP and unstable. Renderman is only CPU, the next version dropping soon will have a CPU+GPU render mode.>>583995Cycles and Lux are GPU and open source.There is also Radeon's Pro Render, which is also free to use.
>>584190thanks, I'll try Lux out. I presume Radeon only works with AMD graphic cards?
>>584240>AMD is making ProRender free, open source and available for all graphics hardwareFrom wiki
>>584037>MitsubaMitsuba is an experimental renderer and is not supposed to really be used in any kind of production work.
>>584240If you try out cycles, dont use anything pre 2.79 blender. Theres a new denoising feature that was mmuch needed until now and will save you 10X time while rendering in most situations.