Installation

Downloading the application

Go to https://www.maxon.net/en/try and download the Linux version of Maxon App

Installing the application

Open a terminal window, and cd to your the directory where you downloaded the package. Then run

sudo sh install_maxon_app_2.0.sh --target /opt/maxon

The application will be installed like so:

Creating directory /opt/maxon
Verifying archive integrity...  100%   MD5 checksums are OK. All good.
Uncompressing 0.0.1  100%
Executing postinstallation script
create user for maxon app service if non-existent
service user found
setup directories
setting file & directory permissions
install and start the maxon app as a service

Verifying that the service has started.

systemctl status maxon_app.service

If the service is running you'll see something like this:

● maxon_app.service - Maxon App Service
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/maxon_app.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Wed 2021-09-01 15:05:20 CEST; 11min ago
 Main PID: 992 (start_srv.sh)
    Tasks: 16 (limit: 48088)
   Memory: 15.9M
   CGroup: /system.slice/maxon_app.service
           ├─992 /bin/bash /opt/maxon/maxon_app/bin/start_srv.sh
           └─993 /opt/maxon/maxon_app/bin/maxon_appd

Licensing Workfows

Licenses are managed with the mx1 tool. In a default install the tool can be found in /opt/maxon/maxon_app/bin

Verifying that the service is available

mx1 service info

If the service is running you should see something like the following

Maxon Service
-----------------------------
Version:       2.0.0
API:           2.0
Buildstamp:    0x05e4c547
Schema:        1.3.0
Class:         production

If the service is not running then you'll see this instead:

Error: Request failed. Service might be unavailable.

In this case ensure that the service has started by running

systemctl start maxon_app.service

Logging in and out of your account

To log in you'll need the email address and password used to access your Maxon account

mx1 user login -u your_email@domain.com
Enter password: your_password

To logout run

mx1 user logout

Listing your licenses

To see your licenses, run:

mx1 license list

A list will generated that contains all account licenses, their activation status and validity period.

License Name                                                          Description                     Activated  Expired   Validity Period
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
net.maxon.license.app.redshift~commercial                             Redshift                        yes        no        2021-08-10 - 2022-01-01
net.maxon.license.service.cineversity                                 Cineversity                     yes        no        2021-08-10 - 2022-01-01
net.maxon.license.app.bundle_maxonone~trial                           Maxon One Trial                 yes        no        2021-08-20 - 2021-09-02
net.maxon.license.app.bundle_c4d_rs-release~commercial                Cinema 4D (Redshift Bundle)     no         no        2021-08-10 - 2022-01-01
net.maxon.license.app.teamrender-release~commercial                   TeamRender Commercial           no         no        2021-08-10 - 2022-01-01
net.maxon.license.app.cinema4d-release~commandline                    C4D Commandline                 no         no        2020-04-03 - 2099-12-31

Activating and Deactivating specific licenses

To active a license run mx1 license activate <license_identifier> For example:

mx1 license activate net.maxon.license.app.bundle_maxonone~trial
Successfully activated a license for 'net.maxon.license.app.bundle_maxonone~trial

Similarly to deactivate a license use the deactivate command. For example:

mx1 license deactivate net.maxon.license.app.bundle_maxonone~trial
Successfully deactivated 'net.maxon.license.app.bundle_maxonone~trial'.

Starting a trial

Trial licenses are started with a special command mx1 license trial start

Listing your products

Your available products can be listed with the mx1 product list command. For example

Product                       Version   Installed Owned   Licensing      Identifier
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cinema 4D                     23.000    no        yes     deactivated    net.maxon.cinema4d
Magic Bullet Suite            14.0.0    no        no      trial          com.redgiant.magicbullet
Redshift                      3.0.0     no        no      trial          com.redshift3d.redshift