Network licenses and installation media for this program are provided by the GSD. McNeel does offer a substantial discount for fully-functional educational licenses to individuals, which can be a good alternative to the network licenses offered by the school.  To find out more information, visit McNeel’s educational site

To use network-licensed software you are required to be on the GSD network, either with a network cable, on the GSD wireless signal, or logged into VPN while working remotely.

The installation files for this program are on the GSD file server Goliath under the Software folder

When installing any software on Goliath, you should be local – installing software from Goliath over VPN is not recommended.

To begin the installation, double-click on the ‘VRay for Rhino 5.exe’
Click through the installation, under ‘Select Options’ you can de-select ‘WIBU Key Runtime’

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Click through the rest of the options to start the installation

 

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Towards the end of the installation, you may receive an error message – click ‘Ok’ to complete the installation

Once completed, set the License Server by clicking on the Start menu > Programs > Chaos Group > V-Ray for Rhino > Licensing > Administration > Change V-Ray client license settings
Make sure to right-click and choose ‘Run as Administrator’ on the utility

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Under Primary License Server enter: ectoplasm.design.harvard.edu

Under Alternate License Server enter: license.design.harvard.edu

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