I recently took the (relatively inexpensive) plunge and decided to try Octane for C4D. It recently became available as an integrated plugin, and even more recently became available for Mac.
I thought I may as well see for myself what all the fuss is about. After all, everybody seemed kind of furious that the new Mac Pro wouldn't come packed with CUDA Nvidia cards, which is the one and only thing Octane uses to accelerate its rendering.
This blog will be a rough account of my experiences in the early (and maybe later) stages of the learning curve. I'm never going to be a tutorial guy, but hopefully I can bring some information to the table.
There's a huge amount that I don't know about Octane, plus it's still in beta so a lot of this information may quickly become erroneous or out of date so I will try and keep on top of facts as the software updates.