When your node is ready to start mining, please follow the steps to connect your node:
- Download and install the application sent to you from The RNDR Team - you will see more information in the onboarding email that is sent when your node is ready.
- Open and run the RNDR client. A window will pop up for you to add your unique Ethereum Wallet. Please make sure this is the same ETH Wallet ID you have previously shared with the RNDR Team. Once you copy in your ETH Wallet ID, please click 'Set wallet ID'.
You can find the window for entering your ETH Wallet in the Taskbar (see the screenshot above). If you do not see this popup in your taskbar, please check your security and firewall settings.
- If you also use OctaneRender for local rendering: prior to starting the RNDR client please open Octane Standalone and make sure all devices are selected in Preferences as RNDR makes a copy of these settings when the client starts for the first time.
- Once you connect your ETH Wallet ID, your node will conect to RNDR and the network will run a benchmark of your node. Once the benchmark completes, your node will start getting assigned rendering jobs as jobs are submitted to the network
Note: If the application does not run initially, please open up the Task Manager, and check to see if "TCP/IP Service.exe" or a similar application is running. If so, try closing/ending the application. Closing TCP/IP service.exe will clear the RAM, and should allow the client and other applications to restart.
- Please Note: that Artists have 24-48 hours to approve rendering jobs. Only after an Artist confirms that renders are successfully processed, will you receive your RNDR tokens. As a result, there may be a 2-3 business day delay between when you finish a job and when you see the RNDR tokens you earned in your Ethereum Wallet.
- You can track your RNDR on Etherscan.io by entering your Ethereum Wallet ID in the Block Explorer. Please make to search for the Render Token (RNDR) under ERC-20 Tokens.
- Important: To discontinue rendering - for example if you want to run local renders or programs on your workstation - please close the RNDR Application. You will need to complete all in progress frames, but this will stop new frames from getting assigned to your node. If you do not complete in-progress frames, your reputation will be reduced. Please see the RNDR User Manual for more information about Job Assignment and Node Reputation Scores.
- Running Multiple Programs or Tasks
- If you have a lot of GPU intensive background tasks running while processing renders on the RNDR network, it may lead to job failures that will hurt your reputation score. As a result, we recommend connecting your node to RNDR only when you are able to commit most of your GPU, RAM, and CPU resources to the RNDR Network. Mining multiple networks simultaneously or running background programs will lead to excessive failures and potential quarantining of your node.
- Running at Full Wattage:
- OctaneRender and the RNDR client can run your GPUs at nearly full wattage (90% and above) in order to maximize GPU acceleration. As a result, if your system's power supply (PSU) cannot run all your GPU's at full wattage with an overclocked CPU, you may experience hard crashes that can harm your machine. As a result, please ensure that your PSU has enough wattage. For questions about power and wattage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the RNDR FAQ for more detailed hardware information, however our general recommendations are:
- A CUDA-enabled NVIDIA® GPU and a minimum of CUDA® 10.1 drivers with support for compute capability 3.0 or higher (the minimum driver version is 419). We recommend as a minimum 6GB of VRAM, and 8+GB VRAM is preferred.
- 32 GB System Memory (RAM) is a recommended minimum with more RAM helping your node process more complex scenes.
- Strong Network Connectivity is required to download and upload assets.
- 100GB Free Disk Space is recommended. SSDs and non-mechanical hard drives are also preferred for faster read/write speeds. RNDR uses a node's C-Drive, so if you have multiple drives, please use the faster Drive or SSD as the Temp Folder in the C-Drive, and ensure there is sufficient space.