does nothing. With an evaluation or personal license (available without
charge) RPManager supports 2 passes with almost all features enabled
except loading and saving RPMdata. For commerical and for-profit users
the evaluation version to evaluate RPManager is valid for 30 days, if
you use it after that you are required to register it (which removes
the 2 pass restriction) or uninstall it. Once registered RPManager
supports an unlimited number of passes.
There are 3 choices for
RPManager licensing: node locked to the workstation (MAC address and
computer name so not portable), node locked to a USB dongle (portable),
or floating across a network from a license server (USB dongle on the
server). Both USB dongle options require the purchase of a USB dongle,
and to float RPM there is a 4 license minimum but beyond that no extra
licensing fees or per-license charges beyond the cost of the licenses
themselves. Note that it only requires 1 USB dongle to float multiple
licenses within a single location, whereas USB node locked requires 1
dongle per RPM license.
Please evaluate RPM
using the available 2 pass license before purchasing to make sure it
fits your needs, and Email
with any questions regarding functionality.
Note that an RPM license
is NOT required for
render nodes, just for workstations. In a floating license setup a
license is used when the RPM UI is open, closing the UI releases the
Upgrade RPManager (any
version) to 6.0 - USD$125
Upgrade to RPM6: RPManager 6 builds require an
updated license file. This
requires an existing license to upgrade, and 1 upgrade per RPManager
required. Note that floating licenses need to upgraded
simultaneously - ie if you have 4 licenses tied to the dongle, all 4
will need to
be upgraded. USB node and software node licenses can be individually
that version 6 overwrites prior versions - ie you can't have both v6
and v5 installed to the same 3dsmax version though you can just install
v5 over v6 to downgrade.
Full License of RPManager
The registration fee for
RPManager is US$300 for each workstation.
For a description of the registration process click here.
Note that RPManager is distributed as online product only - no hardcopy
materials or product will be snail mailed upon registration. If you are
interested in multiple licenses consider a floating RPM license, if you
have 4 or more RPM licenses it requires a USB dongle (available below)
but there no additional fees beyond that.
Offer: - First license for USD$200
Purchase your first
RPManager license for $100 off the regular price. Note that this offer
is limited to 1 per site.
License Pricing Structure
Now that RPManager
offers USB dongle based floating licenses, it is much more convenient
to offer and manage site licensing. Currently RPM offers a free
dongle/shipping for 5+ license purchases. Contact for
more information in the meantime.
RPManager USB Dongle -
USD$50 each (postage is additional, pick from options)
RPManager USB Dongles
are an optional purchase, but allow the
flexibility of attaching your node locked RPM license to a portable USB
dongle rather than a machine, or you can opt to float your license(s)
using a centralised license server.
For floating USB RPM
licenses only 1 dongle is required, assuming the server is visible to
the workstations. For node locked USB RPM licenses 1 dongle per license
is required. Licenses can be remotely updated (ie when purchasing more
licenses), or even converted from node locked to floating at a later
Since this is a piece of
hardware that needs to be mailed out, a mailing address will be
required. Please use the 'add special instructions for merchant' on the
payment review page if the main postal address is not your desired
mailing address. Postal address will be confirmed via email before the
package is sent.