Guide To Octane & Photoreal Rendering

This workshop is dedicated to photoreal rendering and texturing in Cinema 4d and Octane. This workshop, created by 3d artist, Jesus Suarez, will provide models and textures and teach you how to achieve photoreal rendering using the Octane Render engine.

Have Questions?

Find all the answer to your questions in our F.A.Q. section, at the bottom of the page

Learn Octane Render

Octane is a premier GPU rendering tool used by artists all over the world. It has one of the largest support communities and is widely used by 3d artists. Octane will dramatically speed up your workflow and increase the visual quality of your work.

Project based learning

We provide the 3d models, shaders and textures, you follow along. We want you to get up to speed on this workflow as simply as possible so you can unlock the power of this tool in your own work. Learn by doing as you follow along with Jesus’s training.

Texture & Shader pack

This workshop comes with a series of original textures and shaders so you can hit the ground running. Jesus pulls from his personal library of assets and provides 4K textures you can use in your own productions. High quality textures are a must have for any 3d artist.

Jesus Suarez

3D artist & motion designer

Inspired by a sense of wonder and nostalgia, his career began as a freelance artist for a variety of companies and brands around the globe. His success as a storyteller led him to produce six animated short films that each garnered a Vimeo Staff Pick. His creative process focuses on the art of 2D Animation and character-driven narrative. With work spanning across a broad range of artistic fields, from TV to Film Titles, Short Films, and Commercials. 

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Course excerpt

Sneak peek of the course

This workshop is all about learning Octane Render and the process of creating photo real renders. Artist, Jesus Suarez walks through this process in a series of training videos, while providing you 3d models, custom textures and shaders.

Course content

What you'll learn from this workshop

This workshop will focus on the process of using Octane Render to create photoreal renders.
Understanding how to use this powerful tool is a great way to increase the quality of your 3d work and the speed of your workflow.

Section 1 : Octane Basics

Get your bearings with an overview of lights, cameras and node based shaders. This introduction to Octane is designed for new users who want to understand how this tool works and what it can do. Using a series of examples, with files provided so you can follow along, Jesus will get you up to speed on the basics of Octane Render. 

Section 2 : Photo-Realism

Knowing the basics of Octane is important, but it’s only step 1. The next step is understanding why photo-real renders look they way they do. Jesus will break down example images and discuss what elements are needed to make your renders more convincing. 

Section 3 : Scene Building

Now that you have the basics of Octane Render, as well as an artistic foundation in photo-realism, it’s time to build a scene so you can practice. We’re providing the models and textures so you can follow along and customize the scene how you see fit. This is dedicated to getting your hands dirty so you can master the process.

Section 4 : Shaders & Rendering

The node based, shader system is powerful. In this section Jesus will walk through more nodes so you can see examples of mixing textures, interacting with the mograph module and pushing your renders for a composite. This is designed to give you a deeper understanding so it applies to more of your own projects.

Section 5 : Resources

To finish this workshop Jesus is going to point you towards additional resources and tools that can help your work improve. This conclusion will line up with everything you just learned but give you insight on how to keep getting better.

Bundled ASSETS

Textures and Shader pack

Custom Assets to Get You Going

All the techniques, workflows and processes needed to learn Octane Render and Photo-real rendering. Unlock the quality of your 3d renders with on the most popular 3rd party rendering solutions.

Includes 16 Shaders & 20 (4K) Textures.

We’re providing these high quality assets so you can add them to your library for future projects or building on them and make them your own.

We hope these resources will help you create better 3d renders using Octane Render.

Included in this course

Enroll any time

Tons of content

5 part workshop on Octane and Cinema 4D

Texture and Shader pack included

Process overview

Access to our community Slack forum

And more!

Lifetime access

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Guide To Octane & Photoreal Rendering with Jesus Suarez

In depth training on Octane & principles of photo-realism.

Enroll now for $149US

Receive feedback on your project on Slack and Facebook group

Upon your enrollment, you’ll receive an invitation in your email inbox to sign up for our Private Slack Channel. You can also join our Facebook Group. 

Each workshop has a dedicated channel where you can share your work and get feedback from other students and the MoGraph Mentor Crew.

We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

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Have questions?

We’ve got you covered. Check out the answers below or visit the help center for anything else.

How can I try Octane Render?

Octane Render is available as a free demo trial at this address. Choose between standalone and fully integrated version with your Cinema 4D copy.

Does it run on my Macbook?

At the moment, Octane render only run on computers equipped with an Nvidia Graphics Card. Most Macbook and iMac run on AMD graphics cards. Make sure you have a compatible card by looking at your computer specs.

Do I need Octane to take this workshop

This course in an in-depth look at Octane render and the principle of photorealism. We higly recommend you follow this course along with your Octane software open so you can get the most out of this workshop.

Why this course?

This online course is a guide to using Octane Render. Octane is a powerful tool for 3d artists to take advantage of and it can dramatically increase the speed of your workflow. Take your look development to the next level and make better looking 3d.

Is there A Live forum?

Yes! Purchasing this workshop will give you access to our MoGraph Mentor Slack community. You can share work and ask questions. So jump into this workshop and discuss in the MoGraph Mentor Slack.

What will I know by the end?

How to use Octane Render to create photo-real renders. How the node editor works and what each node is used for. The ways in which you can blend nodes together and use image textures to drive custom shaders.

When does it start?

Right when you sign up! This is an online course which is available right when you sign up. We encourage students to take 1 week per module, but may work through it all faster.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Octane Render is a powerful tool used by top artists all over the world. It can increase the visual quality of your work and dramatically speed up your workflow.

- Jesus Suarez
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