We ended up building an i-X2 with mediaworkstations, and the dual video card just gave me incredible results. Octane has just been a game changer for me. The way it renders is completely different from the primitive ways that I was dealing with Mental Ray.
Mental Ray, when you open it up, Maya, or whatever 3D application you have, and Mental Ray sits on top.You hit a button, you go away, you come back ten minutes later and you have something. You really can’t interact with it.
With Octane, it really feels like a CG photoshoot; you’re there, you’re working on a subject, you’re spinning lights around it and you’re a real cameraman. So it just has a different type of feel, it feels like I’m there.