Over the past few weeks I have been working with the Octane renderer demo and have determined from that it is worth the price of admission. While I have the software now, I’m waiting on the new GPU to arrive this friday as the GPU I’m using right now was purchased under the assumption I’d never make heavy use of it (nearly everything about Lightwave is CPU-driven). Expect some fun sample images in the near future… as well as the comic being rendered with it as well (less hand-painting for me, yay!).

The major benefit however is with animated content… as the smooth lighting and global-illumination capabilities it has are entirely flicker-free and turn 3-4 hour renders into 12 minute ones… yeah, that’s GPU power for yas 🙂