[Sidefx-houdini-list] Switching license

Javier Meroño javiermerono at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 15 12:37:30 EDT 2015


Glad to be of help.Just FYI it´s totally possible to be on network mode and get your local license.Just add your system name (or local IP) and you´re done. (there´s a handy button for that)
regards,Javier Meroño

> Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:57:28 -0400
> From: flordlists at gmail.com
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Switching license
> 
> Thanks Javier, that's exactly what I needed to know.
> It appears that I can simply change the licensing mode in 
> $HFS/houdini/Licensing.opt to get what I need. This way, when I launch 
> the local Houdini I'm in apprentice, and when I launch Houdini that is 
> on the server I automatically get the full version.
> Now I have to be very careful which version I launch. But I'm not 
> working on any real stuff for the moment.
> 
> Cheers!
> 
> F
> 
> On 14-Apr-15 17:53, Javier Meroño wrote:
> > 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
> >>
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