Frequently Asked Questions

Licensing CommandLine Render with Google or Facebook accounts

When using the Command Line Render (CLR) we recommend using one of the 2 license server options.
However you can also use a single Cinema 4D license with one instance of the CLR.
If you do that using an account made with a federated ID provider (Google / Facebook), please be aware that they need a web page each time you log in, also if you want to activate a new instance.

This won't work directly with the CLR, as by it's nature it doesn't have UI.

There is a workaround though, if you follow these steps:
1. You have to login to Cinema 4D directly on this machine, so a proper userfolder ("preferences") for Cinema 4D is created.
2. Open this userfolder and close Cinema 4D:
"[HDD]:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\MAXON\Cinema 4D R21_[*******]"
3. Copy the entire content of this folder from Cinema 4D to the folder of the Commandline:
"[HDD]:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\MAXON\Cinema 4D R21_[*******]_x"
(the "*" should be the same checksum in both folders)
4. Restart the commandline and it should work properly.

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