Commercial Plugin in NET Render



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    On 07/09/2012 at 11:23, xxxxxxxx wrote:

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    Hello,

    I don't have any experience with NET Render (that really means 0.0%). When the client wants to use my (not free) plugin in a NET Render environment, how should I handle this? I mean, I heard/read that it is possible that each NET Render instance running in the Network could be attached to a different Cinema 4D Serial. If so, the user would need to buy my plugin for each NET Render installation running on a different serial.
    Should I just check if the current instance is NET Render and provide full functionality and not even check for a serial, or is this unsafe?

    Thanks,
    Niklas



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    On 07/09/2012 at 13:58, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    The general way seems to be:
    Main APP = 1 payed license
    SERVET/NET = no licenses (you can't "do" anything with the plugin
    other than render. But render farms generally buys a license for support)
    And MLS (Maxon License Server) = payed licenses based
    on the MLS Serial (it tells how many users allowed 001 to 999 I think)

    Cheers
    Lennart



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    On 07/09/2012 at 14:49, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Thank you very much for your answer, Lennart. :)

    From the License Server Manual:

    > The serial numbers will be allocated dynamically: If CINEMA
    > 4D is quit on one computer, the serial number allocated to
    > that computer will be made available for another computer
    > within the network after the lease time expires (see below).

    >
    Now, that actually is a problem. How should I generate a serial from the eleven digits of the Cinema 4D Serial when the C4D Serial changes from time to time? When the user uses a Multi License and wants to buy my plugin, he would be forced to buy licenses for each license in the Multi License and not for an individual one when I rely on the constant part of the serial only...

    Thanks again,
    Niklas



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    On 07/09/2012 at 15:49, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    No the serial doesn't change, the license server only allows 00X amount of
    Cinema apps to open. A site could have a License for 3 seats but 10 installs.
    Only 3 at a time will open.
    However, there are situations where sites have free lancer/small stations and such
    with let's say Prime that occasionally log in for the sites Studio version.
    That means an additional plugin license for the "loose" ones is/are needed.

    There is an old thread or two about this, and there is a bit of bolean thinking needed how to pass
    the versions to include the plugin.

    Cheers
    Lennart



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    On 07/09/2012 at 16:09, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    tcastudios: No the serial doesn't change [...]
    >
    Ahh, I thought the three digits in the middle of the license is the index of the running instance in the license server. :)

    > _tcastudios: However, there are situations where sites have free lancer/small stations and such
    > with let's say Prime that occasionally log in for the sites Studio version.
    > That means an additional plugin license for the "loose" ones is/are needed. _
    >
    Uh, I'm not sure if I got that right. So there's a user that uses Cinema 4D registered to a License Server. And this user has a Prime Version installed but can log in as Studio user? But what difference would it make to me? ^^

    Thanks,
    Nik

    >



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    On 07/09/2012 at 16:24, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    No difference really, just a simple situation.
    When dealing with MLS's often the buyer is not the end user,
    rather a secretary of some sort that (rightfully) hasn't clue
    about what number is what.
    You'd be surprised how "strange" some MLS's are set up
    at coorparate sites, there are even examples of a single company
    for reasons they only can tell have several MLS's with only one
    or just a few licenses and different version(Studio, Broadcast etc.)

    Cheers
    Lennart



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    On 08/09/2012 at 09:17, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    License Server info thread.



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    On 08/09/2012 at 13:55, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Thanks Lennart!
    Wow Giblet, that summary is just awesome!! Thank you very much, too!

    -Niklas


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