OctaneRender Dongle Setup for Offline Mode


You will need:


1. Add your plugin license to your dongle

Your OctaneRender standalone license is assigned to your dongle, pending activation. If you want to work offline with your Octane plugin, you also need to assign the Octane plugin license to the dongle.

To assign your plugin license to the dongle, navigate to the Dongle tab in your OTOY account. Click Add Licenses, and select the Octane plugin license. Next, click Assign to Dongle.


Figure 1: Information found at that Dongle tab in your OTOY account.


2. Download the Dongle Installer Tool

Download the Dongle Installer Tool by clicking Install Licenses. You can select Windows, macOS, or Linux for the installer.

Figure 2: Adding licenses to the Dongle.


3. Run the Dongle Installer Tool

Launch the Dongle Installer Tool, then log in with your OTOY credentials. Next, click the checkbox in the Select column and click Install Selected. The installation may take a moment.

Figure 3: Window to enter your OTOY account credentials.


Figure 4: Installing the added licenses for offline use.


4. Use the dongle with your offline machine

You can now remove the dongle and use it with your designated offline machine. To check if the dongle is working correctly, launch OctaneRender. When you click on File > Activation Status, you should see Octane is activated using an Octane dongle. You can add OctaneRender plugin licenses to the dongle at a later time by repeating steps 1 and 3 for each license.

Figure 5: Activation status of the Octane app without the persistent internet connection.


5. Updating your dongle

Dongles need to be updated using the Dongle Installer Utility every four months.

To update your dongle, run the Dongle Installer Tool, select the checkbox next to your dongle, and select Install Selected. Your dongle is now updated.

Figure 6: Click the "Install Selected" button to update the dongle.