You need a license server with a valid license file running in order to start the application.
To receive your license file, please send the order ID as well as the host name and host ID of your license server to support@das-element.com


The license server required is RLM (Reprise License Manager) by Reprise Software.
https://reprisesoftware.com/

Check out this video tutorial to get started.

Setup License Server

  • download the RLM license server: https://das-element.com/account/ > Download

  • unzip anywhere on your license server

  • run get_host_info.bat to get host id/name

  • contact support to get your license file

  • on your client set the environment variable DASELEMENT_LICENSE=5053@{host_name}

To show your licenses visit the following address in your web browser: {license_server}:5054

If your application doesn’t start check the log file: ~/.das-element/logs/back-end.log

What is the host name?

The host name is what your computer name is called on a network.
Your license server host name will be something similar to: vfx-license

Linux/Mac

  • open a terminal

  • type: hostname - hit enter

  • this should give you the host name

Windows

or

  • open a command prompt (cmd.exe)

  • type: hostname - hit enter

  • this should give you the host name

What is the host ID?

The Host ID is your Ethernet ID/MAC address. It will look similar to this:
0284b864d514 or 02:84:b8:64:d5:14

Linux/Mac

  • open a terminal/shell

  • type: ifconfig - hit enter

  • the host id is the number after "ether"

  • look for you network device and “Hwaddr”

Windows

or

  • open a command prompt (cmd.exe)

  • type: ifconfig /all - hit enter

  • look for you network device and "Physical Address"

Connect to the license server

To connect to your license server you have two options.

Set an environment variable or use a license config file to point to your license server when running the application. To show your licenses visit the following address in your web browser: http://vfx-license:5054

License config file

Create this file in the current users home directory:

~/.das-element/license.conf

The file content is:
5053@license-server

Environment Variable

Set environment variable DASELEMENT_LICENSE
As a fallback the variable RLM_LICENSE will be used.
Should look something like this: {port}@{hostname}. The default port is 5053

Linux
export DASELEMENT_LICENSE=5053@vfx-license

Windows
setx DASELEMENT_LICENSE "5053@vfx-license”

Mac
launchctl setenv DASELEMENT_LICENSE 5053@license-server

For MacOS it’s way easier to use the license config file (license.conf) since environment variables might work differently depending on the OS version

Setting the variable in ~/.bash-profile, ~/.zsh, etc. might not work since the software starts as GUI application.