iRender provides high-configuration servers (machines) to serve people who need to leverage the power of CPUs & GPUs. iRender users can take advantage of our servers for 3D rendering, training AI, VR & AR, simulation, and so on.
We provide remote dedicated servers/machines (both Windows and Ubuntu Linux) for users to completely control via the Microsoft Remote Desktop app. You will set up your working environment (install any version of any software and plugins/addons and use your personal licenses) on our servers and use them as your new workstations to render projects yourself.
So, how to register and use our services?
Create an account here and verify it via the link we will send to your email address. If you don’t receive “Active your iRender-GPUhub Account” mail directly in Inbox, you should check your “Spam” as well.
Log into your iRender account and choose Recharge > Recharge Now
iRender accepts payment from Paypal, Onepay, Momo, and Bank Transfer.
- You can pay via Paypal and Onepay payment gateways with VISA, Mastercard, American Express, etc.
- Momo is more convenient for Vietnamese users.
- You can also pay via direct bank transfer.
(Note that the minimum amount to recharge in each transaction is $50.)
To save time and money, you should transfer your project files from your computer to our remote server before starting the server. One convenient method to transfer is using our file-transfer app which is iRender Drive. iRender Drive app is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
iRender Drive is a free file-transfer app developed by the iRender Technical Team. This app enables you to transfer your data easily from your local computer to our remote servers and vice versa with storage of up to Terabytes. When you upload your files successfully to this app, they will be automatically synchronized to a network (Z:) drive on our remote servers. Even if you don’t use our servers, this app is still usable.
Install iRender Drive app from this Downloads page:
In the following steps, we will guide you on how to download, install iRender Drive app, and use it on a Windows computer. If you use macOS or Linux, you just need to download the right installer for it. The steps to work with it are the same as those on a Windows computer.
- Log into this app using your iRender account’s username and password.
- Select INPUT (Z:) » Upload your files (project files, assets, texture, etc) necessary for the render and software installer (if any) by choosing Upload.
Note: We put some installers of common software in an (X:) drive (Read-only) for fast installation time. When you are connected to our server, just copy it from the X drive to C/Desktop and install it. If you use different software or different versions, you can also upload its installer together with your project files to the Z: drive. It will be on our remote servers and you can install your software faster.
The table below shows the storage of the iRender Drive app so that you can upload your project files (input) and rendered result files (output). You don’t have to pay for this storage, it’s given to you for free to use based on the total recharge amount you have deposited to your iRender account. The total recharge amount, the more storage you will get. Note that the storage capacity of the OUTPUT (Y:) drive is one-quarter of that of the INPUT (Z:) drive.
There is internet on our remote servers. Therefore, besides using our app, you can also set up and use your personal cloud drives such as Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, or use WeTransfer, etc. to transfer files between your local computers and our servers.
The image (is like a server/machine) in the GPUHub section stores your working environment (installed software and saved data) in our cloud system. iRender provides single to multiple GPU servers. Depending on your demand in respect of the purpose of 3D rendering or AI training, the use of software & plugins, and the project scale, you should choose the suitable server package.
Now, go to GPUHub section > Create image
And select a configuration package you want to use.
- Image Name: Type the Image name you want
- Select an operating system: Choose the OS type you want, Windows or Linux
If you are using Linux OS, please refer to the detailed steps here.
After creating a new Image, you click “Boot ready” and “Boot Machine” and wait for a couple of minutes.
Normally, booting an image take about 10-15 minutes. This booting time relies on your image size which is all the things you have on our server, including installed software, saved data, etc. The more the size, the more time it will take to start.
After your image is booted successfully, your user interface will appear with a green CONNECT button (our system starts charging you from this step). You should click CONNECT to download a .RDP file (Remote Desktop Connection file) to connect to our remote server as soon as possible.
Open this .RDP file with your account’s password to connect to your server.
Tips: To open the .RDP file on your macOS, you need to download this Microsoft Remote Desktop app.
Here you are! You’re on our remote server! You will take complete control of it, using it is the same as using your PC. As we suggest, you can install any software you want on this remote server and install it ONLY ONCE. Your working environment will be saved after each session of use. Therefore, the next time you use it, you won’t have to re-install anything.
Now, set up your working environment (installing software and transferring your personal licenses) and start rendering.
All the uploaded files to our iRender Drive app will be on the (Z:) drive. However, Z is just a network/virtual drive for transferring files. Working directly on this drive can cause problems. Therefore, you will have to copy all of the files to the hard drive (Desktop/C:), then do everything (installing software, opening project files, saving output, and rendering) there for stable rendering and avoiding network-related issues.
Tips: To make sure your software license is safe, you should deactivate your license key when you finish rendering and stop using our server.
After you finish rendering on the server, move your result files from C: drive/Desktop to the OUTPUT (Y:) drive. These files will be synced to the Y drive of the iRender Drive app installed on your local computer.
After that, you will have to press the red Shutdown button on the image to stop our system from charging.
If you want to shut down your remote server at a certain time in the future, click to “Scheduler” button to schedule the shutdown time.
Important note: Only when you press this red button “Shutdown” button on our web page, does our system stop charging you.
Open the iRender Drive app installed on your computer and download the result files from the OUTPUT (Y:) drive.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our 24/7 Support Team HERE.
With the aim to effectively equip users, reduce the procedure of using application and website at the same time, iRender has released a desktop app called iRender GPU. It will contain almost all the features, help you to recharge your account, transfer files and connect to the remote servers/machines on your own local PC without having to come to the iRender website.
Right now, the Windows version of iRender GPU is available on iRender. For the macOS and Linux versions, it will be in the near future.