[Sidefx-houdini-list] Switching license

Javier Meroño javiermerono at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 14 17:53:27 EDT 2015


Hi Francois,

also, read this.
https://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1283&Itemid=273#mode
At my school we have an Educational license,  which is a server license as opposed to a local license, and this allowed me to sort this out.Chances are you also are on local licensing and need to change to network mode.
regards,
Javier Meroño
> Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:03:53 -0700
> From: pbowmar at gmail.com
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Switching license
> 
> Hi Francois,
> 
> So, you're using Apprentice at work? You probably need to talk to your
> sysadmin on how that was set up, it's usually done by settings in
> hserver.opt in your $HOME to use "apprentice licensing". If that file
> exists you could rename it and see if you can get a full license.
> 
> However, I recommend getting your sysadmin involved, the worst thing in the
> world is accidentally getting an Apprentice license (and not noticing) when
> you needed a commercial.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Peter B
> 
> On 14 April 2015 at 12:54, Francois Lord <flordlists at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi.
> >
> > I'm relatively new to Houdini, coming over from Softimage like many
> > others. I've been learning Houdini using the Apprentice license at home and
> > at work. However, now has come the time to test Arnold. For that I need a
> > real license. Good new, we have two floating licenses of Houdini FX at
> > work, usually always used by our FX artists. But this week they are free.
> > Yay!
> > Now how do I switch my Houdini from Apprentice to the real license?
> > I went in the local License Administrator tool and the option "Change
> > License Server" is grayed out. Do I need to uninstall Houdini entirely for
> > this? I would prefer not, especially as I will have to go back to
> > Apprentice soon.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Francois Lord
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> 
> 
> -- 
> Cheers,
> 
> Peter B
> 
> --Dinner is ruined!
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