Exploring and trying new things is my driving force. Recreating photos of Landform house by 61architects and YYdesign boosted me to try the new rendering engine. This was the first project where from Blender Cycles, I decided to produce visualizations in Octane for Blender. Since then it is my favorite renderer.
The technique of creating materials is very similar. Also, simple render settings helped to settle down with Octane and create these images quite quickly. Transition to new renderer was surprisingly painless because both engines are GPU based, so I did not need to spend millions on new HW A lot of people asked me so I am writing it right away: it is PC config I own now as I am fulltime archviz visualizer, but trust me, you can start with less - I also did.
PROCESOR: Intel Core i7-7800x 3.50 GHz
MEMORY: DDR3 128 GB
GRAPHIC CARD 3x : Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080ti (hybrid cooling)
GRAPHIC CARD 1x : Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080
This scene was created and I do not want to put just a plane with photo behind the glass, so I decided to create also the snowy forest. Would you guess that I used Suzane for snow?
On final render is the blanket on the chair missing, because it was created later in Marvelous designer.
and this is my forest and exterior scene layout
and at the end for comparison the original photo and render
Thank you for watching let me know what do you think about it?