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Zdenek Fajfrlik

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lumion licence switching
« on: September 23, 2012, 09:32:28 pm »
September 23, 2012, 09:32:28 pm
hi lumions,
when i install 2.5 on a laptop as second installation

1. as free version: can i render videos with this installation ?

2. as PRO : how do i manage the licence. have you an online controll machanism, which alows to use it on any installed system (floating licence)?

or will i have to "deactivate' the licence anytime i shut sown the active maschine? that would be unpleasant....

thanx stan

Re: lumion licence switching
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 12:00:32 pm »
September 24, 2012, 12:00:32 pm
1. as free version: can i render videos with this installation ?
Yes, with the usual limitations (i.e. a watermark and restricted output types/resolutions - on the plus side, all Pro movie effects and models will be included in your videos but you can't modify them).

2. as PRO : how do i manage the licence. have you an online controll machanism, which alows to use it on any installed system (floating licence)?

or will i have to "deactivate' the licence anytime i shut sown the active maschine? that would be unpleasant....
You can install Lumion on as many PCs as you like, but your license can only be activated on 1 PC at a time, so all you have to do is to de-activate the license on PC A before activating it on PC B.

There's more information here:
http://lumion3d.com/lumion-activation-explained
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Zdenek Fajfrlik

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Re: lumion licence switching
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 01:28:43 pm »
September 26, 2012, 01:28:43 pm
Yes, with the usual limitations (i.e. a watermark and restricted output types/resolutions - on the plus side, all Pro movie effects and models will be included in your videos but you can't modify them).
You can install Lumion on as many PCs as you like, but your license can only be activated on 1 PC at a time, so all you have to do is to de-activate the license on PC A before activating it on PC B.

There's more information here:
http://lumion3d.com/lumion-activation-explained

ok, not really a dream,
so a suggestion for this: safe user account on your server and a 'mobile licence', which can only be used on mobile devices , which are permanently online and a function switch in your lical -pc, which allows local lumion to check online, if the mobile licence is beeing used and stops lumion working local, when the local pc is offline.

so

1. lumion standard - no online check - no mobile licence

or

2. lumion only working online AND mobile unit 'taking the licence', caeve work offline, until it again gives the licence free online

then you again can switch your local lumion to the offline mode

by this your interests are saved ( licence used once only) and the is no need for de-activation every time switching off the local unit .

what do you think?

regards stan



Re: lumion licence switching
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 02:01:51 pm »
September 26, 2012, 02:01:51 pm
Thanks for your idea (although you should really post this stuff in the Wish List section so it won't disappear deep inside a thread in the General Discussion area).
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Zdenek Fajfrlik

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Re: lumion licence switching
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 08:21:58 am »
September 27, 2012, 08:21:58 am
yes, you are right, sometimes a general topic becomes a wish list , unfortunately, i'll move it later.....stan

luisg

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Re: lumion licence switching
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012, 01:41:15 pm »
October 08, 2012, 01:41:15 pm
good morning
so isn't impossible to use Lumion if pc is not online?

ilwedritschel

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Re: lumion licence switching
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 05:16:22 pm »
October 08, 2012, 05:16:22 pm
right +1

Zdenek Fajfrlik

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Re: lumion licence switching
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012, 05:18:32 pm »
October 08, 2012, 05:18:32 pm
hi,
in 3.0 , i thing , internet is only necessery for the floating licence.
once activated online you can work offline, as far as i nderstood the concept.
morten will surely comment this, too....
regards stan

ilwedritschel

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Re: lumion licence switching
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2012, 07:43:36 pm »
October 08, 2012, 07:43:36 pm
that´s the answer from lumion team

You need internet if you want to start Lumion. It is possible to obtain an emergency code to start Lumion if your connection is down for a longer time, but it will start Lumion only once.

If you don't have decent internet access in your working environment, you should not buy Lumion 3.

- internet connection needed when starting and ending (to make license available to others or a different machine)
- no grace (like in Lumion 1 and 2) when the internet connection is not available upon startup

i think it´s means, everytime and erverwhere if you start lumion 3 you need internet connect. in the airplane, trains and by your clients poolbar

Zdenek Fajfrlik

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Re: lumion licence switching
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2012, 10:05:00 pm »
October 08, 2012, 10:05:00 pm
that´s the answer from lumion team

You need internet if you want to start Lumion. It is possible to obtain an emergency code to start Lumion if your connection is down for a longer time, but it will start Lumion only once.

If you don't have decent internet access in your working environment, you should not buy Lumion 3.

- internet connection needed when starting and ending (to make license available to others or a different machine)
- no grace (like in Lumion 1 and 2) when the internet connection is not available upon startup

i think it´s means, everytime and erverwhere if you start lumion 3 you need internet connect. in the airplane, trains and by your clients poolbar

oh, that's a bit crasy, isn't it? i earlier suggested a switch for making lumion 'local' even working without internet and then online switching fot the floating mode ( then working only online like 3.0). once switching 'offline' yet in the account, no other activation would be possible and the licence would be blocked, until you swith again online. easy and working, i think.

ok, my pad is always online and provides wlan even near the pool (:-)), but i think, lot's of other mobile working people may get a problem in some situations and places.
on the other hand, when the internet brakes down for some reason, i cannot start my 3000 euro software........unbelievable, in deed.....

Re: lumion licence switching
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2012, 01:37:21 pm »
October 09, 2012, 01:37:21 pm
Hi guys, I asked Arthur to clarify how the floating license system works.

VERIFICATION UPON START-UP
Every time you start Lumion, it will attempt to verify that your license is valid.
Verification requires internet access for a second or two.

EMERGENCY CODE
If it isn't possible to verify the license for whatever reason (for example invalid login details, no internet access etc), Lumion gives you a chance to enter an emergency code.
This emergency code allows you to run Lumion once without license verification.

You need internet access to get the emergency code via Account settings, but any device that can access the Lumion website should be able to retrieve the code, e.g. a smartphone.

HIBERNATION OPTION
If you need to bring your laptop PC to a location without internet access, you can start up Lumion at your office, so that the license has been verified, and then put your laptop PC to sleep (hibernation mode) before leaving. When you reach your destination, you can bring it out of hibernation mode, and since Lumion was already started at the office, you will not need to verify the license again.

Disclaimer: Arthur hasn't tested this procedure, but assumes that it will work fine.
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ilwedritschel

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Re: lumion licence switching
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2012, 02:52:36 pm »
October 09, 2012, 02:52:36 pm
tryed on airport security, you have shutdown your systems. from ceckin to the airplan is about 3 hours after lanch 2 hours your akku is slow down if you want do everything. if fly about 250 hours in airplanes every year it´s lost time

that´s not a good change, why it´s not possible to work with the old system ?

Re: lumion licence switching
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2012, 03:11:20 pm »
October 09, 2012, 03:11:20 pm
(That's a question for the developers, i.e. Ferry/Arthur/Remko)
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