Octane is an amazing render engine for the prize, I’d not be surprised if they finally get acquired by AutoDesk or Nvidia…not surprised at all, in fact - I sort of expect it.
We at our company bought a license because we saw some IMPRESSIVE renders at their site, especially with Furniture & realistic environment. Turns out that the 99 Euro (or whatever it was, it was low) we paid for it, was totally worth it. I simply failed creating a super-realistic Environment scene with The Internal Render engine, and Cycles too…even though…with cycles we where VERY close at the time, OCTANE…despite a lot of texturing compatibility issues, totally NAILED it.
Just in ONE day after purchasing Octane, we managed to raise the rendering levels to where the clients no longer could really tell the difference between real or fake, and that’s really tough if you’re doing interior designs for high-end clients that uses world-renown photographers to do their environments.
I’m guessing (and hoping) Cycles will reach Octane levels, if it does…WOW…just WOW…
Good luck to all parties involved, and thanks Octane, you more than earned your keep in our world.