Installation and Licensing

Installing BonesPro

Workstation Installation

To install BonesPro on a machine you can just use the installer to put all required files into their corresponding default directories.

There are separate installers covering different versions of 3ds Max. Use the installer that includes the 3ds Max version you want to use the plug-in with.

Network Render Installation

Network rendering requires that the plug-in is installed on all machines that are participating in the rendering if the BonesPro modifier is present on objects. I order to facilitate render farms there is an additional free modifier plug-in called BonesProProxy. It doesn’t allow you to modify the skinning setup but it allows the BonesPro setup stored in a scene to be evaluated and rendered. The Proxy can be added to render machines to provide any required number of render machines without additional license fees. Refer to the chapter BonesProProxy for more information.

License Management

The demo version of BonesPro requires no license and can be installed and used freely on any number of machines.

The full version of BonesPro requires activation before it can be used. The ‘Properties’ user interface rollup contains a button you can use to activate your license and use the plug-in. You can also use this option to deactivate the license again if you want to deactivate it again to use it on another workstation.

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For further details about the activation process refer to the license management application at http://licensing.3d-plugin.com

Silent Installation

The BonesPro installer supports the following command line switches for silent installation:

/S

Initiates silent installation mode. If this flag is omitted the installer will run with a window.

By default the plugin is installed for all found installations of 3ds Max. Use the following switches to prevent installation for specific components:

/DONTINSTALLMAX2010

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2010 (32 and 64 bit versions).

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2010

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2010 (32 and 64 bit versions).

/DONTINSTALLMAX2011

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2011 (32 and 64 bit versions).

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2011

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2011 (32 and 64 bit versions).

/DONTINSTALLMAX2012

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2012 (32 and 64 bit versions).

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2012

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2012 (32 and 64 bit versions).

/DONTINSTALLMAX2013

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2013 (32 and 64 bit versions).

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2013

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2013 (32 and 64 bit versions).

/DONTINSTALLMAX2014

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2014.

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2014

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2014.

/DONTINSTALLMAX2015

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2015.

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2015

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2015.

/DONTINSTALLMAX2016

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2016.

/DONTINSTALLMAX2017

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2017.

/DONTINSTALLMAX2010_32

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2010 (only 32 bit version, installed normally for 64 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2010_32

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2010 (only 32 bit version, installed normally for 64 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLMAX2011_32

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2011 (only 32 bit version, installed normally for 64 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2011_32

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2011 (only 32 bit version, installed normally for 64 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLMAX2012_32

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2012 (only 32 bit version, installed normally for 64 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2012_32

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2012 (only 32 bit version, installed normally for 64 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLMAX2013_32

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2013 (only 32 bit version, installed normally for 64 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2013_32

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2013 (only 32 bit version, installed normally for 64 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLMAX2010_64

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2010 (only 64 bit version, installed normally for 32 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2010_64

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2010 (only 64 bit version, installed normally for 32 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLMAX2011_64

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2011 (only 64 bit version, installed normally for 32 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2011_64

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2011 (only 64 bit version, installed normally for 32 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLMAX2012_64

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2012 (only 64 bit version, installed normally for 32 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2012_64

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2012 (only 64 bit version, installed normally for 32 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLMAX2013_64

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2013 (only 64 bit version, installed normally for 32 bit version).

/DONTINSTALLDESIGN2013_64

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2013 (only 64 bit version, installed normally for 32 bit version).