Is there again any change in the Licensing Scenario of Octane? My license is locked and I don't know, why. I still have the 5 times to unlock, thanks for it, but it can't be that every time with such issues one of these "precious unlocks" is lost. This would mean, in end of 2017 I wouldn't have any lock, statistically seen.
I use 2 machines and one of them has OS W7 and W10 parallel. It seems that this is 3 different "machines" to Octane's licensing system. Furthermore, Cinema 4D wich I use beneath Houdini, often has problems shutting down completely when Octane was in use, especially R17. And last but not least I have to use different releases of Cinema, so there is R17, R18 and maybe R16. All one and the same license because I have only one head and so can work on only one machine at the same time.
So a normal day may look like this: working in R17 under W10, switching to W7 because of some other software wich does not work with W10, starting R18 wich says then "license is in use".
Okay, back to W10 and R17, starting, closing in a special manner like changing the layout and closing via menü instead of clicking a red cross - because otherwise it won't close and release the license!! I could close using task manager, but that won't work with the licensing system also.
So far, going back to W7 again,s tarting R18 again, and now I can go on. Probably I have to go back to R17 again and later on shut down the PC, starting it with W10 again. Guess what? Yeah, I have to restart computer with W7 again to shut it down in this special manner.
And this is due to my favourite render software Octane. Wich does not want to tell me how and where I forgot to release the license, or if, and what to do next. Probably it wasn't Cinema but Houdini. Because another problem between H + C4D I had to reinstall all of the Houdini versions running on the PC because of the H engines, working with C4D. This problem is located now due to another render software, so I can reinstall all of them, but, maybe, there was another releasing issue.
So please help me ad tell me, what I could do with this mess?? I'm a user, graphician, not a programer or problem or solution finder or something like that. I already had to accept that I have to wait 1 hour bevor I can switch forth and back between laptop and PC for Octane licenses (you don't have any idea wich means that to us), but what we are talking about ? It is not about functionality of the program itself, or networking. It is not about prevention. Or guarding us, wich we are liking the software, using it, buying it. It is plague to us honest, well-behaved, and that because of a handfull people, wich like to take it away.
Is it worth all that?
| Win 10 | 96 GB RAM | Dual Xeon E5-2690 | RTX 2070 Super | C4D 21| C4Doctane v2020| Houdini 18 | OctaneH v2020 |