July 20, 2021 Yen Lily

Powerful cloud rendering for Lightwave with Octane renderer

Lightwave 3D is one of the easy and friendly 3D animation software in the industry developed by NewTek- an American company. It is known for its flexible easy-to-use interface which is recommended as an entry level 3d modeling software to everyone who wants to learn 3D modeling. Lightwave has a very good feature, which is a separate platform for rendering and animation. Instead of running the entire scene in one window you can work on a different program (LW Modeler) and then drop the model into the rendering and animation editor (LW Layout), that makes the whole scene editing process more clean and easy to work.

Octane is the world’s first and fastest unbiased, spectrally correct GPU render engine, delivering quality and speed unrivaled by any production renderer on the market. Otoy offers Enterprise and Studio subscriptions, with Enterprise removing the GPU limit entirely, and Octane Studio supports up to two local GPUs, plus Nvidia’s NVLink technology.

As you may know, Lightwave does support Octane rendering. And the latest release is OctaneRender™ 2020.2 for LightWave™ plugin version 2020.2.3.1, available for LightWave 11.6, 2015.3, 2018.0, 2019.0/2019.1 and 2020.0 Windows x64 and MacOS (CUDA).

In this article, we explore the powerful package of cloud rendering for Lightwave 3D with Octane Renderer. Let’s get started!

System requirements for Lightwave and Octane

Operating system:

        • Windows: Windows 7 64-bit Edition or higher
        • Mac OS: Sierra 10.12 or better

Hardware recommendation:

For Lightwave

        • Processor CPU: 64-bit Intel® Core™ 2 or better or AMD64 with SSE4 instruction set (Bulldozer onwards).
        • Graphic card GPU: Minimum Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400 series or ATI® X1600
        • Memory RAM: 4GB minimum
        • Storage: All systems require 750MB available hard drive space (excluding content).

For Octane

        • Processor CPU: recommended Intel Xeon W-2235 3.8GHz (4.6GHz Turbo) 6 Core – with very high clock speeds.
        • Graphic card GPU: GeForce® GTX 980  or GeForce® GTX 1070 for hobbyists. These are minimum for starters.
        • Memory RAM: OTOY requires a minimum of 8GB RAM, and recommend 16GB or more
        • Storage: The high speed of SSDs allows your system to boot, launch applications, and load files many times faster than any traditional hard drive.

Our Solution: Cloud Rendering for Lightwave 3D with Octane users

iRender provide to you high performance and configurable server system for 3D rendering, AI Training, VR & AR, simulation, etc. We believe that design and creative activities are private and personal that only you artists will know what you want with your animation. That’s the reason why we provide remote servers so that you can install any software you need, and do whatever you like with your project.

You will only need to install your software for the first time, and next time you connect to the computer everything is ready for use.

Octane has 2 versions Enterprise and Studio which can run with different maximum numbers of GPU. At iRender, we offer tailored packages with state of the art RTX3090 for both versions. You can choose dual 3090s for Octane studio, and multi 3090s for Octane enterprise (from 4×3090, to 6×3090). Please refer to this link for more details.

You can see that our configurations above are all more than enough to have a project in Lightwave with Octane renderer run smoothly. Processor is Intel Xeon W-2235 3.8GHz (4.6GHz Turbo) 6 Core. RAM is 128GB and Storage is NVMe SSD with 512GB. With those configs, you can be assured that your scene will load faster, more stable when running with multiple software. 

Come to the most important factor: Graphics card (GPU). RTX3090 comes first with 670.6 scores, proving that it’s the best choice for Lightwave and Octane users.

Plus, at iRender, we provide you more support than just those config.

NVLink available for large and complex scene

If 24GB VRam is not enough for your scene, we always have NVLink to help you access more than that. You can access this article to know how NVLink benefits your 3D projects.

Free and convenient transferring tool

iRender offers a powerful and free file transfer tool: Gpuhub Sync. With fast file transfer speed, large data capacity, and completely free. You can transfer all the necessary data into our Gpuhub Sync tool at any time without connecting to the server. The data will be automatically synchronized in the Z drive inside the server, ready for you to use.

Flexible price

Besides hourly rental above, you can always save from 10% to 20% with our Fixed Rental feature. For those who’s in need of server more than a day, or have extremely large project, we advise to choose daily/ weekly/monthly rental package. The discount is attractive (up to 10% for daily packages, 20% on weekly and monthly packages), and you don’t have to worry about over-charging if you forget to shutdown the server.

Real human 24/7 support service

Helping you to handle the problem quickly, effectively, saving you both time and money.

Render farm supports powerful dual and multi 3090s

When you use iRender, you can free your computer during the hardest and most arduous part – rendering. That is also the reason that Render Farm service is becoming more and more popular and essential. However, as far as we know, iRender is proud to be one of the very few rendering services that support powerful and state of the art 3090, with various options from dual, to multi 3090.



With the above advantages and the machine configuration packages that iRender has just released, we believe that Lightwave and Octane users will have the most comfortable with this cloud rendering for Lightwave 3D, quickest, and most effective rendering time.

Register an account today to experience our service. Or contact us via WhatsApp: (+84) 916806116 for advice and support.


Thank you & Happy Rendering!

Source: lightwave3d.com, home.otoy.com

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