Render Network, a project by OTOY's founder Jules Urbach, has recently made headlines by integrating with Apple through OctaneX, an app available for M1 and M2 iPads, and moving to the Solana blockchain. This integration with Apple and the expansion to Solana have led to a significant spike in the price of the token (RNDR).
OctaneRender: A Powerful GPU Render Engine
OTOY's OctaneRender is the world's first and fastest unbiased, spectrally correct GPU render engine on the market. This software allows users to edit, create, and render realistic 2D images or videos based on 3D models, applying lighting, shadows, and other effects for cinematic realism. OctaneRender provides plug-in support for various 3D graphic and content-creation tools, such as Cinema 4D, Maya, Houdini, and Blender. The software has become popular in the film and gaming industries, with notable use in the opening visuals for seasons 1 and 2 of Westworld.
Bringing OctaneRender to iPads: On December 27, OTOY launched OctaneX, essentially the smartphone version of OctaneRender, available as a free download for M1 and M2 iPads. The Apple Store Preview describes OctaneX as enabling "real-time, photo-realistic 3D rendering. Fast." The app was also featured in one of Apple's YouTube videos.
OctaneX provides users access to Render Network's decentralized grid of GPU processing units, allowing thousands of digital creators to tap into the Render Network for their graphic processing needs. With the potential to reach millions of users once OctaneX becomes available on iPhones, the adoption of Render could grow significantly as more developers, designers, and architects utilize the software for gaming, film, and other productions.
Render Moves to Solana
In addition to the integration with Apple, Render Network recently moved its core product to the Solana blockchain. The Render community approved the network's expansion to the Solana blockchain, which offers impressive speed without compromising security. This move will likely further boost the adoption and value of RNDR in the market.
Render's integration with Apple through OctaneX and its expansion to the Solana blockchain have led to a substantial increase in the token's value. The combined reach of OctaneX on iPads and iPhones and the benefits of the Solana blockchain will likely propel Render's adoption and growth in the coming months, opening up new opportunities for digital creators and the Render ecosystem.