Great stuff. And many thanks for those tuts by Jason! They helped me a lot.
Those animations look amazing!! Great job!
Very cool review of the making of Spellbreak. Would be even more cool to see some videos inside UE4 showing how they do a few very specific things unique to them.
Otoy has released OctaneRender 2018.1 XB1, which is the first preview build of the next major update to the GPU renderer. The update features new procedural ‘uberprimitive’ Vectron, procedural lighting system Spectron, support for the Cryptomatte ID matte-generation system, and the ability to render VDB volumes without meshing.
- Deep render passes
- Vectron (analytic geometry)
- Vertex Attributes
- Spectron (procedural volumetric light system)
- Much less volume render noise
- NV Link support on RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti (Enterprise only)
- Direct Levelset surface rendering from VDB (can be fed into Vectron)
- Scatter depth limiting (i.e. fast fog rendering)
- Cached compressed textures
A Cryptomatte pass is said to contain the masks for all object layers or for all materials in a scene. “These masks can be used in post-processing to select one or more materials. The masks will be correctly anti-aliased, taking into account motion blur and DOF.
Users can apply vertex colors or other vertex attributes directly in Octane while rendering materials. “Octane will load and interpolate automatically both real numbers and colors over the triangles in the scene, and provide them directly to your OSL shaders.”
NVLink on consumer GPUs: RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 208
NVLink gives users the ability to effectively double GPU VRAM by combining two cards into one pool of fast shared (not mirrored) memory. “NVLink will currently only work with 2 cards, which either need to be both Quadros, or RTX cards.”
You can learn more about the newest version here.
Ornament Brushes/Alphas Vol.1 by Jonas Ronnegard is an Ornament alpha/brush set for ZBrush, Substance Painter, Quixel DDO, NDO and more. There are 55 brushes and height/alpha maps, all 2048×2048 16bit in Tiff, Jpeg, PSD, Photoshop ABR brushes, as well as ZBrush Brushes.