# Licensing the Free Version

Here’s how to install the Multiverse Free Version with your free license.

# Download Free Version

Go to our website

Then click on the download button, select your platform and download:

# Register Your Free License

Always from the same webpage of our website, click on the Free License button:

Then input your (valid) e-mail address, and click on activate:

WARNING

In order to receive the activation link, and then your free license, you must use a real, valid, e-mail address because disposable and temporary e-mails are on a deny-list.

# Activate & Get Your Free License

Check your mailbox, you will receive up to two e-mails from J Cube:

  1. A first email containing the license activation link:
  • you must click to receive your license in the following email.
  1. Upon activating, you will receive a second email containing your free license key:
  • a mv-license-key.txt will be attached (see below for using it).

# When a free license is checked?

The Free version of Multiverse will always check a license in the following cases:

  • When loading the Maya plug-in
    • An free cloud license is checked.
  • When writing USD assets/compositions/overrides
    • An free cloud license is checked.
  • When rendering (within the host application context (e.g. Maya) or within the standalone rendering context):
    • A free cloud license is checked.

Note

All Multiverse Licenses are “per-host”, this means you can launch as many instances of the DCC App (e.g. Maya) or the renderer (e.g Arnold, 3DelightNSI, Vray, Renderman, Redshift) from the same machine.

# Install Multiverse

Install Multiverse on your system. The procedure is a bit different for each O/S and we have detailed installation documentation for each platform, please carefully read the relevant one that applies to your case:

# Put the license Key in Multiverse

Put the the mv-license-key.txt file that you received by e-mail in your Multiverse installation folder root (e.g. C:\Multiverse\Multiverse-6.4.0).

# Launch Maya & load the Plug-In

Start Maya, go to the Plug-In Manager, you will see the MultiverseForMaya Plug-In. Click "Load" and wait for the online license validation. Upon success you will be able to use Multiverse for free on your projects.

Internet Requirements

If you are using the Free Version, your computer must be connected to the internet.

Make sure that your firewall allows Maya to connect to the internet. If you are using the Free Version within a studio network, and your studio uses the Windows Proxy system, you have to setup the http_proxy and https_proxy environment variables with your windows domain user name and password to let Maya communicate with our servers and checkout your free license.

Note

Multiverse supports multiple rendering engines.

  • Support for Arnold is built-in with the MultiverseForMaya plug-in (being Arnold part of Maya).
  • Support for 3Delight, Renderman and VRay is provided by individual plug-ins extensions which will be automatically loaded for the rendering plugins you have loaded in Maya.
  • Support for Redshift is handled autmatically: Redshift handles loading of the Multiverse rendering extension without the need for a dedicated Maya plug-in, hence why there is no Multiverse Redhift plugin in the plug-in manager.

We recommend to start with exploring the Multiverse Shelf documentation: you can access pretty much all the functionalities from the Shelf — Have fun in the Multiverse!

Last Updated: 7/31/2020, 5:17:28 PM