Installation and Licensing

Installing Flatiron

Workstation Installation

To install Flatiron 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. Render nodes do not require a license. Just having the unlicensed plug-in installed is sufficient for the machine to render a scene that was prepared on another machine.

Accessing the plug-in

After installation the Flatiron utility will be available in the 3ds Max Utilities panel.

License Management

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

The full version of Flatiron requires activation before it can be used. The ‘About’ 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 Flatiron 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).