Installation and Licensing

Installing UV-Packer

Workstation Installation

To install UV-Packer 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 if the UV-Packer modifier is present on objects. 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 you can find UV-Packer in the modifier stack tab of the command panel.

License Management

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

The full version of UV-Packer 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 UV-Packer installer supports the following command line switches for silent installation without a graphical user interface:

/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:

/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.

/DONTINSTALLMAX2018

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2018.

/DONTINSTALLMAX2019

Omit installation of the plugin for 3ds Max 2019.