This isn't really a question but I'd thought I would share it here since I think it would be of interest to several people. Otoy (the makers of Octane) released a free blender-version of octane. So any blender user with a Nvidia GPU can start using it free of charge right now!OctaneRender 2019 for Blender 2.8 - new free tier!
Thank you for sharing the news, that is actually pretty exciting!
While Blender 2.8 does come with some powerful render engines (Eevee, Cycles), Octane is one of those engines that seem to be around everywhere - and it's great to see that it's now also available in Blender