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Ocean 2014

Release 11 (2.8.10)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 R11 Installer

Release date : 09/12/2015

Bug fixes

  • Fixed compatibility with Ocean 2015 installed together

Release 10 (2.8.9)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 R10 Installer

Release date : 01/07/2015

Bug fixes

  • Fixed Display parameters not restored upon OCRAW file load
  • Fixed aspect ratio error when loading some SketchUp cameras
  • Better handling of hidden objects in SketchUp files
  • Fixed an error in coated diffuse material (looked too dark)

Release 9 (2.8.8)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 R9 Installer

Release date : 22/05/2015

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a math error in Beckmann distribution
  • Fixed a bug with number input (rejects thousand separators)
  • Allowed more characters in save scene dialog suffixes
  • Fixed a bug : network server freezing the client
  • Added command line option for parse friendly output & flushing
  • Added support for parallel cams in Sketchup
  • Fixed an error in Coated Diffuse Material causing high material brightness (a bug subsists and was fixed in R10)
  • Fixed an error when overriding layer material when a geometry is split between multiple layers
  • Fixed camera import from SketchUp with Advanced Camera Tool
  • JPEG images now saved with high quality

Release 8 (2.8.6)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 R8 Installer

Release date : 16/03/2015

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a corrupt uv transform bug
  • Fixed a bug : render settings GUI not updated at scene load
  • Fixed a bug causing the image pan mouse cursor to be locked when right clicking during a pan

Release 7 (2.8.5)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 R7 Installer

Release date : 16/02/2015

Features

  • Added Import layer setup

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Fixed : first IPv6 connection to network server fails
  • Fixed a Rhino export problem with some Rhino installations
  • Rhino python writes instances to the mesh ocbin file instead of main file
  • Fixed disabled object tool buttons

Release 5 (2.8.3)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 R5 Installer

Release date : 13/01/2015

3D Modeller Support

Added support for SketchUp 2014 and 2015 files

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a crash when closing a tab during postprocessing
  • Optimized file reading
  • Fixed bugs in LinkedMaterial and RoughTransparentMaterial
  • Fixed a bug causing no colored medium absorption in some cases

Release 4 (2.8.0)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 R4 Installer

Release date : 06/11/2014

Interface Features

  • Added drag&drop of materials in the layer tree

New simulation features

  • Added a new instrument type : Material irradiance instrument
  • Materials can now be defined per-instance in Ocean Scene Format
  • Support for per-instance UV translation in Ocean Scene Format
  • Added a convenience energy sensor
  • Support for older 1995 IES

3D Modeller support

  • Complex layer hierarchy supported (geometry belonging to several layers through its group ancestors)
  • Support for international characters in Rhino exporter fixed

Miscellaneous changes

  • Bug fixes concerning:
    • Blackbody & Cauchy spectrum (wrong gain in some cases)
    • Velvet material (bright dots appearing)
    • Preetham skylight environment (slightly wrong sky luminances)
    • Inaccurate pipeting
  • Duplicate target materials removed in material irrad instrument
  • Layers not removed when a scene is closed
  • Various optimizations & bugfixes

Release 3 (2.6.0)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 R3 Installer

Release date : 15/07/2014

Interface Features

  • Support for scene layers : per-layer geometry hiding and material override
  • RAW files can now be loaded during simulation
  • Display parameters are saved in RAW files
  • Energy measurements added to Photometry toolbox

New simulation features

  • Added a new instrument type : Material irradiance instrument
  • Materials can now be defined per-instance in Ocean Scene Format
  • Support for per-instance UV translation in Ocean Scene Format
  • Added a convenience energy sensor

3D Modeller support

  • Layer support for SketchUp, Rhinoceros 5.0 and 3ds Max 2015
  • Compatibility with SketchUp 2014
  • Support for textures in Rhinoceros
  • New 3ds Max 2015 exporter (beta)

Miscellaneous changes

  • Added support for nested blocks from Rhinoceros
  • Simulation statistics saved in OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods)
  • Data headers saved in OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods)
  • Various bug fixes


Release 2 (2.4.0)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 R2 Installer

Release date : 19/03/2014

Interface Features

  • New display toolbox for controlling result preview options
  • Added a new table result preview mode
  • Multiple results can be kept open in multiple tabs
  • New Ocean RAW format for analyzing and post-processing results later
  • Imports multiple cameras from SketchUp
  • Added support for writing OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods) and CSV files
  • Added zoom and panning to image previews
  • Added a photometry toolbox for measuring radiometric quantities
  • Added EXR, OCRAW, ODS and CSV to command line output formats
  • GUI can be started with server/client options in command line
  • Allowed wildcard output file name in command line

New simulation features

Miscellaneous changes

  • Improved speed of convergence for all modes
  • Improved light source sampling for colored sources
  • Instrument buffer now switches automatically to double precision mode
  • Various bug fixes


Release 1 (2.0.5)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 R1 Installer

Release date : 17/12/2013

Changes

  • Performance improvements
  • Small issues fixed
  • Added an "Import All" menu option
  • Changed Planar IES Emitter orientation parameters
  • New configurable scene saving system
  • Saving scenes with relative file links


Beta 3 (2.0.2)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 beta3 Installer

Release date : 26/11/2013

Changes

  • Added IES planar emitter
  • Added IES spherical emitter
  • Added photometry settings for emitting materials
  • First support for Autodesk® Maya®
  • Added a zenith orientation setting for the Skylight Environment
  • Saving a large scene now displays a progress dialog

Beta 2 (2.0.1)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 beta2 Installer

Release date : 05/11/2013

Changes

  • Fixed the "Cancel" button in node editing
  • Improved editing of many object parameters in GUI
  • Fixed bugs and improved active environment/instrument list boxes behavior
  • Added a cone geometry (also able to model cylinders)
  • Added an autofocus check option instead of negative focus values
  • Added a light source normalization setting in material definition
  • Added a disc environment
  • Fixed an issue with mirror-transformed emitting objects (emitting side was flipped)

Ocean 2014

Beta 1 (2.0.0)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2014 beta1 Installer

Release date : 10/10/2013

Ocean 2013

Revision 4 (1.4.4)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2013 R4 Installer

Release date : 04/09/2013

Changes

  • Allows overwriting a material with a material alias
  • Bug fixes

Release 3 (1.4.3)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 1.4.3 Installer

Release date : 18/07/2013

Changes

  • Added a "diameterfactor" parameter to SkylightShader
  • Some improvements in the graphical user interface (recent files)
  • Added support for material names with spaces
  • Rhino plugin : Fixed an issue with spaces and special characters in material names
  • Fixed a potential bug causing the render to crash in some (rare) cases
  • Fixed issues with the Evaluation version of Rhinoceros®
  • Added the support for parallel projection in Rhino (experimental)
  • Fine tuning of the Metropolis algorithm

Release 2 (1.4.2)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 1.4.2 Installer

Release date : 26/06/2013

Changes

  • Bugs fixed
  • Rhino exporter plug-in added

Release 1 (1.4.0)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 1.4.0 Installer

Release date : 29/05/2013

First released version