February 29, 2024 Yen Lily

The best cloud rendering service for Blender and V-Ray

Blender is one of the most popular free 3D software. Many people might think that free software is limited, but Blender has shown itself in almost every stage of 3D, from creating animation to motion graphics, visual effects and more. Slowly, Blender comes to 3D pipeline and get supported by many paid software and render engine, making it not only a choice for beginners or hobblers, but also studio and professional 3D artists.

V-Ray was developed by Bulgarian company Chaos Group, founded in Sofia in 1997. It is a plug-in for third-party 3D computer graphics software that is utilized for visualizations and computer graphics animation in fields such as media, entertainment, architecture, film, and video game production, industrial design, and product design.

In this article, iRender guides you on why choosing V-Ray for Blender, the system requirements and the fastest V-Ray’s Cloud Rendering service – Best Cloud Rendering Service.

1. Why choose V-Ray for Blender?

V-Ray for Blender was actually a product in 2014, and its last build was released in 2019. Since then, it’s not really developed by Chaos and been in limbo. However, in the latest Chaos’s livestream on technology in 2024, they have hinted that the plugin will come back soon.

If you work with Blender, you must know many render engines like Cycles, Eevee, Octane, Redshift, Renderman. While Cycles or Eevee is not really industry standard, Redshift or Octane is more about motion graphics and advertising, and Renderman is kind of uncommon use. If you compare V-Ray with these render engine, it’s more popular with big studios’ 3D pipeline, very versatile with CPU and GPU rendering, and one of the best tool when it comes to realistic rendering. With Chaos resume their development for V-Ray plugin for Blender, it means the open source software now is one more step in industry standard.

When V-Ray first released the plugin for Blender, it’s free and you will export your scene into a .vrscene file which can be rendered by the V-Ray Stand Alone application. In order to use it you need to install a custom Blender build which has the V-Ray plug-in and scene exporter properly integrated.

There’s not much to say about V-Ray for Blender, as it’s stopped updating for a long time. Let’s wait for the new update in the future, and we will know how much it can provide to users.

2. System requirements for Blender and V-Ray

Processor 1st Gen Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)
RAM 4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
Blender 2.79
USB port Required for hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
TCP/IP Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported.
GPU Support

Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta- and Turing-based NVIDIA card(s) with latest video driver or at least version 441.28

The minimum required compute capability is 5.2* .

CUDA compute capability and card reference

* To render with V-Ray in Blender you need V-Ray Standalone installed.

We can see that it’s very old hardware requirements that’s from 5 years ago. Let’s hope the future V-Ray for Blender is able to optimize the latest technology.

3. Our Solution for Blender and V-Ray users: V-Ray's Cloud Rendering Service

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.

Because V-Ray for Blender can utilize the power of GPU rendering, we have established some of the fastest server packages (V-Ray’s Cloud Rendering Service) with RTX4090 and RTX3090.

You can see that our configurations above are all more than enough to have a project in Blender with V-Ray renderer and V-Ray standalone run smoothly. Processor is an AMD Ryzen Threadripper processorRAM is 256GB and Storage is NVMe SSD with 2TB. 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). Because V-Ray and V-Ray standalone can utilize GPU rendering power, we choose to provide RTX 3090 and RTX 4090. You can refer to this article to see how V-Ray performs on these graphics card, especially RTX 4090 being the fastest when it comes to V-Ray rendering.

iRender powerful RTX4090 for V-Ray rendering

Top GPU for Redshift, Octane and V-Ray in 2023

Compare RTX 4090 vs RTX 6000 Ada vs RTX A6000 for content creation

If you have more GPUs, the render time will reduce more. However, don’t expect a perfectly linear reduction.

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

Free and convenient transferring tool

iRender offers a powerful and free file transfer tool: iRender drive. With fast file transfer speed, large data capacity, and completely free. You can transfer all the necessary data into our iRender drive 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.

The tool is also integrated into iRender GPU app, an all in one application where you can free your workflow from accessing iRender website, and just have to work on the iRender GPU app.

Flexible price

Beside hourly rental, you can always save from 10% to 20% with our Rental plan feature. For those who’s in need of a server for more than a day, or have extremely large projects, we advise to choose a 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

With us, it does not matter where you are present – as long as you are connected to the internet, you can access and enjoy the 24/7 rendering services that we provide, and if you meet any issue, our real human 24/7 support team is always ready to support you.

Rendering service supports powerful RTX4090/3090s

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 service that support powerful RTX4090 and RTX3090 for Blender and V-Ray with relatively reasonable price.

With the above advantages and the machine configuration package that iRender has just released, we believe that Blender and V-Ray users will have the most comfortable, 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: chaos.com, cgchannel.com

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