HTTP Proxy Support


OctaneRender® supports running behind HTTP proxies. If you are running OctaneRender® behind an existing proxy, OctaneRender® finds your proxy's current setup and uses it. If you are trying to set up your proxy for the first time, or your proxy requires authentication, you can configure it by using your operating system's proxy settings or environment variables.


Proxy Server Configuration From System Settings

This option allows OctaneRender® to retrieve your system settings. The configuration depends on your host operating system.


OctaneRender® can obtain its proxy configuration several different ways.

From Internet Explorer's LAN Settings, this configuration applies only to the current user. To change IE proxy settings:

  1. Press the Win+R keys.
  2. Enter inetcpl.cpl,4 and click OK. The Internet Properties window displays.
  3. Click LAN Settings.
  4. Select the Use A Proxy ServerA Proxy Server, also known as an application-level gateway, is an intermediary server between the local network and the external servers from which a client is requesting a service. The external servers will only see the network proxy server's IP address thus providing some degree of security and privacy. There are various kinds of proxies, the most common are Web Proxies. For Your LAN checkbox.
  5. In the Address box, enter the proxy server's IP address.
  6. In the Port box, enter the port number.

If you have a dedicated proxy for HTTPS traffic, click on Advanced, clear the Use The Same ProxyAn object saved as a separate file with the purpose of being reused in larger scenes. This is used to minimize any addition to the total polygon count in the scene, especially if the scene requires the same object to appear several times. If used in conjunction with instancing, Proxies help keep very large scenes from reaching polygon limits and also keeps the relative file size of the main project file manageable. For All Protocols checkbox, and specify the proxy address and port for the Secure server type.

From The WinHTTP Configuration

This configuration is system-wide, and stored in the registry. You can manage it using netsh winhttp. For more information, please check Windows HTTP documentation from Microsoft®. The proxy exceptions list is ignored.



OctaneRender® reads the proxy settings stored in System Preferences. To change your proxy settings:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Network.
  3. Click on Advanced ...
  4. Click on the Proxies tab.
  5. Choose either Web proxy (HTTP) or Secure web proxy (HTTPS), depending on your proxy type.
  6. In the Web Proxy Server section, enter your server's IP address and port number.

OctaneRender®does not support bypassing proxy settings. Port numbers default to 80 if you're using HTTP, and 443 if you're using HTTPS.

Macintosh® systems don't support the proxy authentication through proxy settings. If your proxy requires a username and password, please refer to the following section about proxy configuration via environment variables.



The proxy settings can vary between distributions, so proxy configuration on Linux is supported via environment variables.


OctaneRender® supports the following proxy environment variables:

These are commonly used environment variables for specifying proxy configuration, specially on Linux. This may affect other applications that use these proxy configurations. If one of these variables are found, they will override your system's proxy preferences, even if there's already a configured proxy.

Note: Environment variables are case sensitive, even on Windows®, for security reasons.


The accepted syntax for proxy environment variables is [protocol://][user:password@]proxyhost[:port] . For example, you may specify a proxy for HTTPS network traffic as https_proxy=johndoe:[email protected]. This tells OctaneRender® to use as your proxy's address using the default port 80, and authenticate as user johndoe with password mypass.