Installation and Licensing¶
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.
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.
For further details about the activation process refer to the license management application at http://licensing.3d-plugin.com
The Flatiron installer supports the following command line switches for silent installation without a graphical user interface:
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:
Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2015.
Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max Design 2015.
Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2016.
Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2017.
Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2018.
Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2019.