Uploading your project using FTP
In order to use FTP upload on RenderStreet, please follow these steps:
1. Connect your FTP client
to our FTP server by using the credentials shown in the storage location
page in your account.
Important: please make sure to use the correct host address listed in your account, in the storage location page.
As an FTP client, you can use Filezilla
, which is free and available on all operation systems.
For Windows users, there is also the possibility to map a drive to our FTP server. See this article
for more information.
If you are using Filezilla, the screenshot below shows exactly how you can configure the connection.
Please make sure to use the server name specified in your account as explained at step 1.
2. Upload the files
a) For Blender, you can upload:
- a packed .blend file
- a packed .blend file in a ZIP archive
- an unpacked .blend file with textures and other data in a ZIP file. Note that, if you upload unpacked files, they must use relative paths.
- an unpacked .blend file with textures and other data in a separate folder. This needs to use relative paths as well.
b) For Modo, you need to upload all of the items below:
- the _bundled lxo file
- the ' imported_images' folder
- external MDD / ABC caches if necessary (see this article for more information)
IMPORTANT - When uploading the files, always create a folder in the FTP root and upload all project files in that folder. Never upload files directly in the FTP root, as this will cause them not to sync properly with the render nodes.
2. Launch your render job
At the bottom of the page, select "Use a file already uploaded on FTP"
Select the file you need to render. If you uploaded unpacked files in a folder, you'll be informed what part of your FTP tree will get used for rendering the project. Please make sure all project dependencies are in the highlighted file tree.
For a method to also download the renders on FTP, check out this article
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