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The program automatically starts in evaluation mode if you did not purchase any license.
The license consists in a hardware USB dongle, that unlocks the software automatically.
You do not need to reinstall the program or add drivers if you started with the evaluation version.


For older versions and details about them, please see Ocean versions.

Software requirements

Minimum requirements

  • Operating System: Windows® Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Dual Core CPU with support for AVX instructions
  • Memory: 2GB RAM

Recommended requirements

  • Operating System: Windows® Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Processor: High End Quad Core CPU, such as Intel i7 or better
  • Memory: 16GB RAM, depending on scene complexity, envmap and texture resolution
  • A local area network with several computers for distributed computing
  • An installed copy of SketchUp® 8, Rhinoceros® 5 or 6 64-bit, 3dsmax 2015 to 2018 for modeling geometry

Installing Ocean

Just open the installer and follow the instructions. Depending on your operating system configuration, you may require administrator rights for installing the software.

The installer includes plug-ins for Rhinoceros® 5&6, 3ds Max 2015 to 2018. If you choose to install them, please ensure that the corresponding software is properly detected by checking the plugin installation folder.

Evaluation version and licensing

The program automatically starts in evaluation mode if you did not purchase any license. The license consists in a hardware USB dongle, that unlocks the software automatically. You do not need to reinstall the program or add drivers if you started with the evaluation version.

Ocean Versions (current and previous)

Ocean 2017

Release 12 (5.8.2)

Windows® 7/8/10 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 R12 Installer

Release date : 16/07/2018

Exporters

  • Fixed Rhinoceros Plugin issues

Bug fixes

  • Fixed wrong results with mixed specular and refractive objects
  • Fixed broken state when dropping files with no scene open
  • Fixed wrongly scaled CIE XYZ gamut chart and panel flicker issues

Release 11 (5.8.1)

Windows® 7/8/10 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 R11 Installer

Release date : 05/06/2018

Exporters

  • Added support for SketchUp 2018
  • Added beta support for Rhinoceros 6 64-bit

Features

  • Moved Ocean License Server to its own installer feature

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a crash when loading SketchUp files
  • Fixed black renders with Spherical camera

Release 10 (5.6.8)

Windows® 7/8/10 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 R10 Installer

Release date : 28/05/2018

Exporters

  • Added support for SketchUp 2018
  • Added beta support for Rhinoceros 6 64-bit

Features

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an error with volumetric scattering in non refractive cases
  • Fixed a bug causing spheres to render incorrectly

Release 9 (5.6.7)

Windows® 7/8/10 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 R9 Installer

Release date : 12/04/2018

Improvements

  • Pop-up dialog when a referenced file changes does not appear any more above other applications
  • Automatic conversion from nanometers or micrometer when pasting Tabulated spectrum data
  • Removed the warning when switching to the alternate BVH builder
  • Added an “Edit in new Window” action in Files Toolbox context menu
  • Added Oren-Nayar properties to Glossy BSDF

Bug fixes

Release 8 (5.6.6)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 R8 Installer

Release date : 29/03/2018

Bug fixes

  • Fixed prefixing of geometry materials in old geometry formats
  • Fixed a thread freeze and uncontrolled memory allocation in some uncommon scenes

Release 7 (5.6.5)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 R7 Installer

Release date : 29/03/2018

Exporters

  • Added support for 3dsmax 2017 and 3dsmax 2018

Bug fixes

  • Fixed : Some objects in imports disappear in Files toolbox after saving
  • Fixed : Linked node targets pointing to libraries prefixed

Release 6 (5.6.3)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 R6 Installer

Release date : 13/02/2018

Features

Bug fixes

  • Fixed emitter errors introduced in R5
  • Fixed bidirectional emitter errors mostly visible when adding dirac and continuous sources

Release 5 (5.6.2)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 R5 Installer

Release date : 12/02/2018

Features

Exporters

  • Fixed various bugs when exporting a Rhino scene

Bug fixes

  • Fixed transmission only BSDF capture giving black results
  • Fixed corrupt inline images saved in OCXML format
  • Fixed remote port parameter not applied in command line mode
  • Fixed application crash after saving the scene
  • Fixed conditional parameters not updating when editing a node in GUI
  • Fixed conditional parameter values not preserved when changing node type in GUI

Release 4 (5.6.1)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 R4 Installer

Release date : 22/12/2017

Exporters

  • Fixed various bugs when exporting a Rhino scene
  • Fixed 3dsmax to Ocean2017 format export

Bug fixes

Release 3 (5.6.0)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 R3 Installer

Release date : 05/12/2017

Features

  • BSDF Capture fully rewritten and allows refractive interface BSDFs
  • Inline textures
  • Automatically asks for reloading referenced imports when the files change
  • Texture image preview
  • Layer set objects and linked layer sets
  • Percentage size option in Resize filter

Exporters

  • Fixed various bugs when exporting a Rhino scene

Bug fixes

  • Server mode not selected automatically with node licenses
  • HDR Color space output in RGB image output
  • Gray scale EXR images not loaded properly
  • Random errors aborting render when loading multiple EXR images in the same scene
  • Default setup not selected automatically
  • -sl command line flag not working in GUI mode
  • Issues with Servers toolbox

Release 2 (5.4.0)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 R2 Installer

Release date : 9/09/2017

Features

  • Blend BSDF accepts more than two child BSDFs
  • Added Switch BSDF to replace the Blend BSDF forcestep parameter
  • Network rendering settings are now saved in GUI mode

Licensing

Exporters

Bug fixes

  • Fiwed a crash when using a Light-map instrument with a Null material
  • Fixed IES Multiplier value which was not applied in Planar IES emitter
  • Fixed layer visibility settings not applied when rendering a scene from Ocean 2016
  • Fixed Halt Condition not applied when rendering using the Job queue toolbox
  • Fixed error : “file not found in import” when rendering a new unsaved scene
  • Fixed render threads getting stuck randomly in single precision mesh mode.
  • Fixed CSV output adding extra unwanted line headers at end of file
  • Fixed many problems with Render settings toolbox and Layers toolbox where changes were not applied to the next render
  • Fixed medium absorption error after interfaces with no refraction
  • Fixed Servers toolbox which refused dashes ‘-‘ in hostnames
  • Fixed distributed rendering getting stuck when an invalid hostname is used
  • Fixed various bugs

Release 1 (5.2.2)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 R1 Installer

Release date : 11/09/2017

Exporters

  • Rhinoceros plugin now allows creating and editing ocean materials

Bug fixes

  • Fixed table parameter edition
  • Fixed black results with additive BSDF
  • Fixed 1/pi factor when importing Sparse CSV BSDFs
  • Fixed wrong shape of captured BSDF with pure specular reflection
  • Fixed editing distribution table in Sparklify BSDF leading to corrupt table
  • Fixed wrong render settings / setup when importing an Ocean 2016 scene
  • Fixed editing an object directly modifies the scene object without requiring to Apply
  • Fixed a potential crash
  • Fixed ray-triangle collision accuracy on the exact triangle edge
  • Fixed conditional parameters not saved/written properly
  • Fixed various bugs in the Rhinoceros plugin

Beta 2 (5.1.1)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2017 beta2 Installer

Release date : 23/06/2017

Bug fixes

  • Fixed non-working library material dropping to layers
  • Fixed wrong results with Disc environment, large radius and light path depth > 1
  • Fixed crash when using BSDF Capture instrument with huge resolution and Extreme anisotropy
  • Added a material name parameter to BSDF output
  • Fixed object not visible in toolbox when imported after being deleted
  • Fixed a crash when rendering a linear blend emitter with no child
  • Fixed an error in refractive specular BSDF causing wrong results
  • Fixed Light-map instrument and Material irradiance instrument returning zero values
  • Enabled reverting objects that are saved inside the main scene file
  • Added default outputs to instruments
  • Renamed “denoise” filter to “noisekiller” in XML
  • Set default NoiseKiller strength to 4
  • Output tool widget remembers output settings when changing the output type multiple times
  • Fixed object not updating properly when unshadowed object changes
  • XML header and <oceanroot> removed from clipboard node copying
  • Fixed geometry override not working and causing a crash
  • Object editor can be opened in FilesToolWidget for non shadowed objects
  • Fixed shadowed objects not greyed out
  • Fixed a crash when setting a wrong parameter name in setup objects
  • Fixed active setup reset when saving scene
  • Fixed issues when loading a scene version <=2016 with globalsettings in includes
  • Removed Glare as a quantity
  • Fixed : cannot paste interface laws
  • Fixed : void nodes exported by writeToScene
  • Renamed “i0” and “i1” Advanced foil interface law children to “external” and “internal”
  • Added a help button to the import dialog
  • Fixed dropping ocean scene files into Objects and Files toolboxes
  • Added CIELab and CIELuv spaces and an intensity mode to CIE XYZ spectrum
  • Changed the CIE XYZ generator to D65-based and added coefficient spectrum generation mode
  • Fixed ImagePanel not updating when embedding an image file
  • Fixed a bug when setting/editing IsoTableRoughness table values
  • Added BSDFConverter toolbox to the File menu

Beta 1 (5.1.0)

Release date : 23/06/2017

Ocean 2016

Release 15 (4.6.6)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R15 Installer

Release date : 05/12/2017

Bug fixes

  • Fixed -sl parameter not working in GUI mode
  • Fixed loading grey scale EXR images
  • Fixed server mode not set automatically with node licenses

Release 14 (4.6.5)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R14 Installer

Release date : 06/10/2017

Licenses

Bug fixes

  • Added default environment to Rhino exporter
  • Fixed CSV output adding extra header names at the end of file
  • Fixed IES light support : muliplier value was not used
  • Fixed warnings with IES data having phi angles up to 360
  • Various bug fixes

Release 13 (4.6.4)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R13 Installer

Release date : 31/07/2017

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an error in disc environment causing wrong results with large radiuses
  • Fixed a crash when rendering a linear blend emitter with no child
  • Fixed wrong results with refractive specular objects and light path depth > 1
  • Fixed a crash when closing object tabs
  • Fixed a GUI bug when editing isotropic table roughness values
  • License server locking issues fixed

Release 12 (4.6.3)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R12 Installer

Release date : 01/06/2017

Bug fixes

  • Fixed stalled render in some rare cases
  • Fixed conflict issues between versions of the 3dsmax plugin
  • Fixed poor scaling of icons on high DPI monitors

Release 11 (4.6.2)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R11 Installer

Release date : 22/05/2017

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a small numerical error in Rusinkiewicz table BSDF
  • Fixed a specular material export bug in Rhinoceros exporter

Miscellaneous

  • Added support for Ocean 2017 file format
  • Updated some icon colors

Features

Release 10 (4.6.1)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R10 Installer

Release date : 07/04/2017

Bug fixes

  • Wrong luminances when using XYZ colors or textures on an emitter or environment
  • Changed the log messages from orange(warning) to red(error) when a texture is missing at render start
  • Fixed Igloo Matrix BSDF file read errors with non transparent data
  • Fixed a crash with Equirectangular smooth filter occuring with large images
  • Fixed a slight calculation error with Equirectangular smooth filter (smoothing not 100% accurate)
  • Optimized speed and memory use of Equirectangular smooth filter
  • More memory freed at render stop
  • Fixed a calculation error when using pipet selection on very large images
  • Added a progress bar when using pipet selection on large areas

Features

Release 9 (4.4.4)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R9 Installer

Release date : 17/03/2017

Bug fixes

  • Fixed “Revert To Original”, reverted objects were saved with the modified state
  • Several GUI bugs fixed (Qt framework updated to 5.6.2)

Exporters

  • 3dsmax : Implemented selective scene export

Release 8 (4.4.3)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R8 Installer

Release date : 17/02/2017

Bug fixes

  • Fixed wrong result with environment map normalization
  • Fixed non working layer material override

Release 7 (4.4.2)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R7 Installer

Release date : 12/01/2017

Improvements

  • Added a geometry prefix attribute in the <import> OceanXML tag

Release 6 (4.4.1)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R6 Installer

Release date : 17/11/2016

Improvements

  • Rhino exporter can now generate true spheres
  • Added a help button in the Object editor

Bug fixes

Release 5 (4.4.0)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R5 Installer

Release date : 05/10/2016

New features

Bug fixes

  • Light sources surfaces back side emission
  • Missing geometry parts with axis-aligned orthographic camera
  • Ocraw load/save issues
  • Wrong colors in some cases with Spectral to XYZ filter
  • Unable to edit IES data in the GUI
  • Corrupt image preview when pipeting a zoomed-in picture
  • Wrong results with additive/blend bsdfs and dispersive bulk medium
  • Very slow build time & render speed in some cases
  • Obsolete warning message when saving a JPEG image in non sRGB color space
  • And several minor corrections

Release 4 (4.2.4)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R4 Installer

Release date : 31/08/2016

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a display refresh bug when using pipets on images
  • Fixed a crash when using networked simulation introduced in Release 3

Release 3 (4.2.2)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R3 Installer

Release date : 29/08/2016

Improvements

  • Added busy dialog when loading scenes and Ocean RAW files

Bug fixes

  • Files passed as command line arguments are now loaded after the user accepts the demo mode
  • Fixed relative texture path issues when saving edited sketchup materials
  • Fixed very slow render speeds in rare mesh cases
  • Fixed command line CSV table output exporting raw values instead of selected quantity
  • Fixed IES data not editable in GUI
  • Fixed non working command line server port parameter

Release 2 (4.2.1)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R2 Installer

Release date : 11/07/2016

Improvements

  • Added a warning when tabulated interface law values are greater than 1

Bug fixes

  • CIE color chart Red/Blue inversion
  • Fixed simulation stuck running when scene has been closed
  • Fixed specular material errors in Rhino exporter
  • Flipped V coordinate in Light Map instrument results
  • Fixed comma-regionalized copy/paste values in Tabulated Spectrum

Release 1 (4.2.0)

Windows® Vista/7/8 64-bit installer : Ocean 2016 R1 Installer

Release date : 06/07/2015

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 : 25/04/2015

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