I am blender beginner. I found Blender has 2 renders, eevee and cycle. But I also find an Octane render in website. What are the differences among eevee, cycle and octane? Is octane an addon? Is yes, how much?


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Well, yes and no. Octane is not for blender only, it's more of an engine in many 3d software. https://render.otoy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=72241#p366488, Octane uses the computer GPU to render, and it is like Cycles but a real-time raytracing, which means its acts like evee but produces renders like cycles. Evee is just a real time render engine which doesn't care about light that much.

  • $\begingroup$ So if I focus on npr stylised shading, eevee or octane render? And is octane render free addon? Thank you $\endgroup$
    – Rayman
    Commented Mar 17, 2020 at 11:31
  • $\begingroup$ If you focus on PBR then go for cycles, eevee is an shady character at that, octane is not that much of a build for blender, but it is available for 2.8 version.in windows only, you can check it here blendernation.com/2019/09/26/… $\endgroup$
    – Lester
    Commented Mar 19, 2020 at 16:29

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