Downloading the application

Go to 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 --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 (
    Tasks: 16 (limit: 48088)
   Memory: 15.9M
   CGroup: /system.slice/maxon_app.service
           ├─992 /bin/bash /opt/maxon/maxon_app/bin/
           └─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
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
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                             Redshift                        yes        no        2021-08-10 - 2022-01-01
net.maxon.license.service.cineversity                                 Cineversity                     yes        no        2021-08-10 - 2022-01-01                           Maxon One Trial                 yes        no        2021-08-20 - 2021-09-02                Cinema 4D (Redshift Bundle)     no         no        2021-08-10 - 2022-01-01                   TeamRender Commercial           no         no        2021-08-10 - 2022-01-01                    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
Successfully activated a license for '

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

mx1 license deactivate
Successfully deactivated ''.

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