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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 2019

Release 4 (7.2.5)

Windows® Vista/7/8/10 64-bit installer : Ocean 2019 R4 Installer

Release date : 31/03/2020

New features :

  • New parametric distortion instrument node

Improvements :

  • Improved terminal display with date/time and verbosity level
  • Added an option to hide terminal at Ocean startup

Fixes :

  • Fixed crash when filtering Spectral image with OpenCL
  • Fixed node edit widget scrolling squashing content
  • Fixed files getting overwritten when processing
  • Fixed NoiseKiller crashing when placed after Reinhard
  • Fixed crash when exporting objects in folders
  • Fixed file log not written after a crash

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