Installation (Mac OS X)

Installation (Mac OS X)

Your HUE Animation Studio pack will contain a CD, however we recommend installing the very latest version of the software from the website where possible to ensure you have the latest version. Please choose which statement applies to you for help with installation.

1. My CD has version 1.5.9 or higher on the front.
2. I want to download and install the latest version from the website.
3. I need to install offline and my CD doesn’t have version 1.5.9 on the front.

Note: If your copy of HUE Animation Studio came with The HUE Book of Animation, the installation instructions are on page 8 and your CD is version 1.5.9 or higher.


1. My CD has ‘version 1.5.9’ or higher on the front.

Insert your CD and open Mac.dmg. You should see a screen which looks like the one below. Double click on the .app file to begin installation.

Downloading

Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. On some versions of OS X, you may be prompted to enter your computer administrator’s name and password. You will see a confirmation screen once installation is complete.

Finally, connect your HUE camera to an available USB port on your computer.

You should now be able to launch the animation software from your Applications folder, or through Spotlight.

Launching the software

Note: If you opened the software before connecting the camera, you may need to select Refresh Camera from the Camera menu in the animation software when you start.

The first time you start the animation software, you’ll be asked to choose a folder where your projects will be saved. The Default location will be best for most users. Click Create Workspace to continue.

Workspace alert

Note: If you have previously installed an older version of the software and the update doesn’t seem to work, or if you want to remove the software for some reason, you can manually remove the old version by dragging it from the Applications folder to the trash.

If you encounter any problems using the software, please download and install the latest version as a first step, then consult the FAQs for further help.


2. I want to download and install the latest version from the website.

If you haven’t used your activation code before, you can activate through our website by following these instructions.

If you have activated your software previously, simply download the latest version. Once the software has downloaded, open it and double click on the .app file to start the installation.

Note: If you see an alert warning that you that the software was downloaded from the internet, it’s safe to click Open and continue.

Downloading

Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. On some versions of OS X, you may be prompted to enter your computer administrator’s name and password. You will see a confirmation screen once installation is complete.

Finally, connect your HUE camera to an available USB port on your computer. You should now be able to launch the animation software from your Applications folder, or through Spotlight.

Launching the software

Note: If you opened the software before connecting the camera, you may need to select Refresh Camera from the Camera menu in the animation software when you start.

The first time you start the animation software, you’ll be asked to choose a folder where your projects will be saved. The Default location will be best for most users. Click Create Workspace to continue.

Workspace alert

Note: If you have previously installed an older version of the software and the update doesn’t seem to work, or if you want to remove the software for some reason, you can manually remove the old version by dragging it from the Applications folder to the trash.

If you encounter any problems using the software, please check the latest version is definitely installed, then consult the FAQs for further help.


3. I need to install offline and my CD doesn’t have ‘version 1.5.9’ on the front.

We recommend using the instructions above to ensure you always have the very latest version installed. If this isn’t possible, you can install from the CD. Please note that the version of the software on older CDs is called SAM Animation. Aside from the name, it’s identical to HUE Animation and your license key will work on either version.

Once you’ve received your activation details, insert the HUE Animation Studio software CD. When it appears on the desktop, open the CD and double click the HueAnimation.dmg file.

Open the CD

The installation screen should appear. Drag the SAM Animation and Webcam Monitor icons to the Applications folder as shown in the picture below.

Installation

Note: If your CD menu doesn’t contain the software installer, double click on the CD on your desktop again and browse to the offline folder to locate the installation files inside a compressed zip file.

Finally, connect your HUE camera to an available USB port on your computer. You should now be able to launch the animation software from your Applications folder, or through Spotlight.

Launching the software

Note: If you opened the software before connecting the camera, you may need to select Refresh Camera from the Camera menu in the animation software when you start.

If you encounter any problems using the software, please download and install the latest version as a first step, then consult the FAQs for further help.