August 23, 2022 Yen Lily

Troubleshooting “Not activated” error on Octane for Blender

Octane is an excellent choice for Blender, along with Cycles and Eevee. It’s known as the fastest and unbiased render engine with many features for animation, VFX, etc. In some previous articles, we have guided you on how to install OctaneRender for Blender, or OctaneRender Prime Free Tier for Blender (so that you can try it free before actually buying it). In this article, let’s troubleshooting “not activated” error on Octane for Blender if you might encounter it.

Troubleshooting “Not activated” error on Octane for Blender

Above is the “not activated” message appear after you start the render but the rendered image is not showing. The solution for that is checking the activation state of the OctaneServer. You can go to the Render rollout menu.

You can also re-authenticate the plugin from the Render rollout menu.

Sometimes you might receive an error saying “All OSE License Unavailable…”. You should check and make sure that a Render Node daemon from OctaneRender® Standalone is not running on the Primary Render Node.

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This article is to help you to troubleshoot yourself the error message “not activated” when you first use Octane for Blender. You can apply it on your own PC, or on our remote server.

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You can refer to this article (Professional & High-Speed Octane Cloud Rendering Service with Blender) to know how our servers are compatible with Octane and Blender. We have many servers from single, dual to multiple GPUs to serve your needs. If you use Octane studio, our dual RTX3090s server (4P) will be the best choice. If you use Octane enterprise, check out our multi-GPUs servers like 4/6/8 x RTX3090s, they can render your project in a lightning speed.

Moreover, iRender has other beneficial features. We have NVlink available if you want to test (contact for more details), and free transferring tool iRender drive. You can also work with our Octane license if becoming our prime customer. Let’s see some of iRender’s tests with Octane and Blender:

iRender has many other features which would help you to render faster and easier. You can create an account via this link to experience our service. And don’t hesitate to contact us via WhatsApp: (+84) 916806116 for advice and support.


Thank you & Happy Rendering!


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