Site Tools


What is the Cloud Zoo?

A cloud-based license management system that:

  1. Allows you to use Rhino by logging into the Cloud Zoo using your Rhino Account.
  2. Keeps track of the licenses you own. www.rhino3d.com/licenses
  3. Allows you to track and manage members of a team. www.rhino3d.com/licenses
  4. Allows you to use Rhino on multiple machines as long as you abide by the license agreement.

The Cloud Zoo is a new option to license Rhino. It can replace the existing license key system or Zoo, or you can continue to use the previous licensing method.

Preliminary Requirements

  • Rhino 6.0.
  • A Rhino Account (Create one at [accounts.rhino3d.com] (https://accounts.rhino3d.com)).
  • A Rhino 6 license validated with any email address associated with your Rhino Account.
  • An Internet connection when choosing to Login (you can disconnect afterward).

Benefits

  1. No need to deal with license keys when using Rhino.
  2. Use Rhino on multiple machines with ease.
  3. Rhino keeps working when you're not connected to the Internet (an infrequent connection is required).

How to Use the Cloud Zoo:

  1. In the Licensing dialog box, select Login.
  2. Log in to your Rhino Account when prompted, and grant access for Rhino to access the requested information from your account.

You will know you are logged in by clicking the Help menu then clicking About Rhinoceros - you'll see your avatar and username on the splash screen.

FAQ

To switch to CloudZoo from a standalone license:

  1. From the Tools menu click Options.
  2. In the Options dialog box, click the Licenses page.
  3. Click the Change your license key button.
  4. In the Licensing dialog box, select Login.
  5. Log in to your Rhino Account when prompted, and grant access for Rhino to access the requested information from your account.

What if I want to have a different Cloud Zoo user use Rhino on my computer?

  1. In Rhino, at the Command prompt, type Logout to log out of your Rhino account.
  2. Follow the steps in How to use Rhino Accounts Licensing, above.

What if I want to switch from the CloudZoo to a standalone license?

  1. Remove your license from the Cloud Zoo.
  2. In Rhino, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. In the Options dialog box, click the Licenses page.
  4. Click the Change your license key button.
  5. In the Licensing dialog box, Enter your license key.
  6. In the lower left, pick Use only on this computer, then click Continue.

See more details here.

What if I want to run Rhino 6 as an expired eval that does not save or export? You need to configure Rhino as a standalone license for this to work.

  1. Remove your license from the Cloud Zoo.
  2. In Rhino, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. In the Options dialog box, click the Licenses page.
  4. Click the Change your license key button.
  5. In the Licensing dialog box, Enter your eval license key.
  6. In the lower left, pick Use only on this computer, then click Continue.

See more details here.

Questions, feedback? Please ask McNeel Tech Support.

zoo/home/cloud-zoo.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/24 by sandy