Lumion license: How it works & Chip Render

November 26, 2023
November 26, 2023 Chip Render

Discover how Lumion license works and how it works on Chip Render.

Lumion is 3D rendering software made especially for architects. If you have a 3D model of your design, Lumion can help you bring it to life. In order to take advantage of the application, you need to buy a Lumion license.

In this post, Chip Render will show you how Lumion license works and how to use Lumion license on Chip Render.

How does Lumion license system work?

When you purchase a Lumion license, you will receive a license key in your email. This is a floating license, it works the same as network licenses. You can use the license indefinitely and you can install a single Lumion license key on multiple computers of yours. However, if two or more people want to use one single Lumion license key on many computers at the same time, you need to add more seats to your license.

Lumion needs internet access to open and shut down Lumion, as well as to use the following functionality: MyLumion uploads, OpenStreetMap downloads, and uploading videos to YouTube in Movie Mode.

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How does Lumion license system work?

About Chip Render

Chip Render is a powerful and affordable GPU rendering solution for 3D artists, designers, and architects. It provides Cloud Workstations with cutting-edge hardware to handle any kind of project. Especially, it support real-time rendering software such as Lumion, Enscape, Twinmotion, D5, Unreal Engine, and more. Unlike usual render farms, Chip Render provides cloud rendering under the IaaS model. You rent our powerful remote workstations and use them just like your own computer.

How to use Lumion license on Chip Render?

Therefore, you will need to install Lumion (one time) and use your own license on Chip Render. How to do that? Let’s find out.

  • If you have extra licenses or seats, everything is easy. After installing Lumion on the remote workstation, add your key to open and start using Lumion.
  • If you only have one license, you need to transfer that license to the remote workstation to use. On your local computer, click on the Quit button on Lumion software, Lumion will release the License Key. Because the Quit button connects to the Lumion server. You might need to wait a few minutes for the system to release your key. Then, the software will automatically close. This process requires the internet, so make sure you are always connected.

The next step is to install Lumion on the Chip Render Cloud Workstation. There are two options:

1. Download Lumion from your Lumion account. The downloaded version from your account already has a key license embedded, so you can open it without adding anything.

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2. If your Lumion version is 9.0.2, 10.3.2, 10.0 pro, or 11.0.1, then Lumion will ask for your key when you open it. Please find your “Getting started with Lumion” email to take the key code.

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Note: before you leave our server, make sure you have deactivated your license of Lumion.

Lumion license - FAQ

1. Is Lumion license floating or node-locked?

All Lumion License Keys are floating network licenses that are managed by a cloud-based license server.

2. How do you release a Lumion License Key?

Once you click on the Quit button, Lumion will automatically release the License Key. Note: The computer must have internet access.

3. Error message ‘No license seats are currently available’

“No license seats are currently available” means all the Seats of the embedded License Key in your Lumion installation are currently in use on another computer(s). To solve this issue, you close Lumion on the computer(s) that Lumion is running on.

4. Error message ‘Your License Key has expired’

‘Your License Key has expired’ means that your license/version has already expired. A Student License Key is valid for 365 days after your application has been approved, while a Lumion Trial is valid for 14 days since you first start Lumion.

You need to uninstall that Lumion version and buy a new license.

5. How can you use Lumion on more than one PC at the same time?

To use Lumion on more than one PC at the same time, there are two ways:

  • Buy a License Key with multiple Seats.
  • Buy a separate License Key for each PC.

Chip Blog logoDeactivating and activating the license key of Lumion is kinda easy. You can make use of how Lumion license works and leverage Chip Render Farm to cut down your render times. With powerful and affordable 1/2/4 x GPU RTX 3090 servers, Chip Render will do the heavy render while you can free up your local computer and focus on being creative.

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