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Ocean 2015

Release 11 (3.4.1)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2015 R11 Installer

Release date : 01/06/2016

Bug fixes

  • Updated framework
  • New 3dsmax plugin which does not conflict with next major Ocean releases

Release 10 (3.4.0)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2015 R10 Installer

Release date : 27/09/2016

Bug fixes

  • Fixed wrong results with rough transparent material

Release 9 (3.2.10)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2015 R9 Installer

Release date : 11/07/2016

Bug fixes

  • Flipped V coordinate in Light Map instrument results
  • Fixed broken network rendering

Release 8 (3.2.9)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2015 R8 Installer

Release date : 06/07/2016

Improvements

  • Shows incident angles in non conservative BSDF warnings
  • Takes SketchUp back material if no front material is defined
  • Added compatibility with Ocean 2016 dongles

Bug fixes

  • Various bug fixes

Release 7 (3.2.8)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2015 R7 Installer

Release date : 10/05/2016

Bug fixes

  • Various bug fixes

Release 6 (3.2.7)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2015 R6 Installer

Release date : 25/04/2016

Bug fixes

  • Various bug fixes

Release 5 (3.2.6)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2015 R5 Installer

Release date : 18/12/2015

New features

  • New photometric and energetic emitter normalization features (metrics), much more clearer
  • Radiometric quantities added to the spherical camera

Bug fixes

  • Updated About box
  • Fixed a crash when rendering older scene files

Exporters

  • Fixed a crash of the 3dsmax exporter

Release 4 (3.2.5)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2015 R4 Installer

Release date : 09/12/2015

New features

  • New photometric and energetic emitter normalization features (metrics), much more clearer
  • Radiometric quantities added to the spherical camera

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a few GUI bugs
  • Fixed a display error in xyz A/B color values in the colorimetry tool
  • Fixed opening scenes with relative paths to the working directory in command line mode
  • Fixed dark veil artifacts with alpha channel based transparent materials
  • Fixed coupled post-processing parameters when duplicating instruments
  • Fixed loading SketchUp files with regional (non ASCII) characters in path
  • Fixed application crash on non AVX CPUs
  • Fixed file association conflict with Ocean 2014 (requires prior upgrade to 2014 R11)
  • Fixed an error in tangent space generation causing faceting artifacts with some materials

Improvements

  • Highlighted apply and cancel buttons when an object has been edited
  • Removed Raw quantities in instruments where they are useless, and set Y/E channels by default in Channel and Table view modes
  • Added a SensorExposure quantity
  • User is asked to apply all changes on edited objects when starting a render or saving scene
  • Parameters in GUI are updated when their format depends on other parameters
  • Units displayed in table view

Exporters

  • Fixed 3dsmax normal orientation errors when exporting an object with no smoothing groups
  • Added support for SketchUp 2016
  • Added support for 3dsmax 2016

Release 3 (3.2.3)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2015 R3 Installer

Release date : 17/11/2015

Bug fixes

  • Improved readability of colorimetric diagram A/B markers
  • Fixed BRDF rendering on triangles with degenerated UV space
  • Fixed a network server crash when render is stopped on client during startup
  • Fixed potential crashes when stopping during initialization of very large scenes

Release 2 (3.2.1)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2015 R2 Installer

Release date : 01/11/2015

Improvements

  • Pretty type names displayed in the postprocessing toolbox
  • Made tab focus functional in node parameters

Bug fixes

  • Fixed scene save progress dialog disappearing and allowing to quit before the scene is saved
  • Fixed an important memory leak happening on some meshes
  • Limited the log size in the log toolbox for avoiding infinite growth
  • Fixed a network server crash
  • Fixed app crash when wildcards characters are passed to the command line
  • Fixed a black line appearing on the left of images rendered with smart clamp and a non mod4 image width

Release 1 (3.2.0)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2015 R1 Installer

Release date : 25//2015

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

Bug fixes

  • 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

  • Added user definable wavelength range for IR and UV (Advanced License)
  • scale and offset parameters for texture images can now be set for each R,G,B channel
  • Added quantity radiometric quantity calculations in instruments
  • Light-map instrument now autoscales to geometry UV bounds instead of unit square
  • Added a new environment : CIE standard skies types 1 to 15
  • Made total reflections take into account circular polarization
  • Implemented a new irradiance perspective view instrument
  • Implemented a new irradiance orthographic view instrument
  • Added an option(enabled by default) to compute mesh collisions with double precision
  • Added a Schlicks scale to angle variable spectrum
  • Added sensor types : CIE XYZ, custom, spectral box

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

Ocean 2013

Release 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)

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)

Release date : 26/06/2013

Changes

  • Bugs fixed
  • Rhino exporter plug-in added

Release 1 (1.4.0)

Release date : 29/05/2013

First released version