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  1. Paul P

    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    Ola Tomas. Maybe you can find some middle ground between the current and LW. Maybe like formz ? Anyway, this is low priority for you now, so all good.
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    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    I like the way Lightwave currently handles software licensing. It's a bit old school, which is more trusting and forgiving. I also think the EIAS licence should allow installation on 2 computers from 1 owner, a desktop and a laptop. Installation only on 1 computer seems a little mean IMO. Of course, with the dongle there was no choice, but if there is a chance that the dongle may be removed, it is a good time to look at other licensing options.
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    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    And get rid of the dongle.
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    Reduce polygon count

    The latest Cheetah 3D (Mac only program) also has a simplify function, which reduces polygon count. This may also work. Good luck.
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    development news or updates?

    To me, Daz seems like a company where software packages go to die.
  6. Hi Tomas. Sorry for my rant. I am on Mac, and taking into account my age, and all the different software packages i use (or formerly used), I have about 20 dongles, a mix of ADB and USB. The best thing about this collection is that you can boast to your friends about how much "expensive, niche" software you own. LOL.
  7. I can't say how much effort is required to make EIAS dongle free, but from an end user perspective, it's outdated and a PITA. No system is perfect, but if the dongle breaks or gets lost, that's at least 1 week waiting for a replacement, most likely more, especially when you are on the other side of the world. That's at least 1 week without being able to use the software. If you have a server activation system, and the server goes down, then maybe you wait a day for it to be sorted. formz and Lightwave have made the move to dongle free, and EIAS should follow suit. I don't buy the idea that there will suddenly be an explosion of illegal versions of EIAS. The 3D world is very different now from EIAS started. My 2 cents.
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    Marvelous Designer MDD test.

    Oh la la Diego. SImply beautful work. Amazing.
  9. Ola Tomas, I'm just wondering if you could answer my questions from post #13 ? Thanks
  10. Ola Tomas, thanks for all your help with this problem. 1. Have you considered getting rid of the dongles altogether and using some other system of protection ? 2. Can you please tell me what is involved in getting a replacement dongle ? The 6.5/8 dongle is also giving me trouble with Animator 8. I can use my other Universe 5 dongle for EI Modeler. Thanks
  11. Tomas EDIT : sorry I midread your post. I have just installed the commercial version of 9.1, plugged in dongle and launched Animator 9.1, and it does detect the dongle and does ask for a code for 9.1. Very strange.
  12. Ola Tomas, thanks for this. My Mac Pro 3.1 tower is Mac Intel. All the testing etc. in this thread has been done on this machine. I have installed Animator 9.1, and also used the "9.1" dongle installer file. When i plug in the dongle, and launch Animator 9.1, it just launches as a demo version. I'm not sure where you are going with this. Just to be clear, I don't have the commercial version of 9.1. I am only up to version 8. Thanks
  13. Ola Tomas, thanks for that. I already tried this, but it doesn't help. I have also tried uninstalling, reinstalling, deleting preferences, moving things out of resources folders etc. Nothing works with the 6.5/8 dongle. As soon as I plug in the Unverse 5 dongle, it works straight away. I would be happy to send you the dongle to test for yourself. I am not an expert in computers, but i am convinced the dongle is faulty.
  14. Hi Bernd, thanks for that. I don't think that is it. The more I think about it, the more I think the dongle is faulty. If the dongle is functioning correctly, both dongles will launch Modeler, and will just ask for the correct code at startup. One of my dongles does this, the other doesn't laucnh Modeler at all. The dongle that is troublesome is also giving me troubles with Animator and Camera 8 (randon camera errors etc). A project will work one day, but not the next etc. I have had two USB dongles go bad in the past. One for Lightwave, and one for BOA, a French CAD software. I would be very much in favour of abandoning the dongle for some other system. Lightwave and formZ have got rid of the dongles in their recent versions. So how about it Tomas ? And by the way, how do I go about getting a replacement dongle ? Thanks