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Autodesk® 3ds Max® Plugin Student License

Student/Educational licenses require a valid educational institute email address.
They are also limited to version 1.20 or eariler.

Important! OctaneRender™ for 3ds Max® requires OctaneRender™ Standalone Edition License to function. If you do not already own a Standalone Edition license then make sure to apply for a student/educational version here, or purchase a 1.x license here.

OctaneLive™ Activation connection requirements (IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ)

Note that all versions of OctaneRender™ as of v1.0 beta 2.52 and higher require an internet connection to be present during the license activation stage and for sharing content with community users. If you do not have an internet connection on the machine you are planning to install OctaneRender™ on, you should consider getting a low speed mobile connection, or any other temporary connection to activate the software during the first install. Once the software has been activated online, you can run it without an internet connection, although you need it again to upgrade the software, or use the online sharing features.

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