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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
  • Drivers: OpenCL 1.2 or newer

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 2019 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 2020

Release 1 (8.2.0)

Windows® Vista/7/8/10 64-bit installer : Ocean 2020 R1 Installer

Release date : 05/10/2020

 

Ocean 2019

Release 6 (7.4.2)

Windows® Vista/7/8/10 64-bit installer : Ocean 2019 R6 Installer

Release date : 01/07/2020

Improvements :

  • Updated 3DS Max plugin with 2020 support
  • Added an option to show/hide console alongside GUI (hidden by default)
  • Internal changes

Fixes :

  • Fixed noisekiller not operating in non-OpenCL mode

Ocean 2018

Release 5 (6.2.4)

Windows® Vista/7/8/10 64-bit installer : Ocean 2018 R5 Installer

Release date : 19/06/2019

Improvements

  • Improved AxF Converter
    • AxF 1.6.1.1
    • Support for AxF volumetric model
    • Support for preview images (selectable in GUI)
  • Improved performance on multi-core systems

Fixes

  • Fixed emitter “Energy Flux” mode ignored
  • Fixed emitters emitting on both sides of surfaces
  • Fixed unicode paths handling with AxF loader
  • Fixed Blaster filter crash with OpenCL

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