How do I install HUE Animation on my school network?

How do I install HUE Animation on my school network?

HUE Animation can be packaged and distributed across a school network as soon as it’s downloaded. We recommend saving students’ project files to a local or external drive where possible; this is because projects can become very complex, with thousands of images taken and large audio files. These large files may affect network speed and make opening and saving project files very slow.

Please note that HUE Animation Studio is sold with a single license in the pack. This means that you can only install the software on one PC or Mac. If you need to install multiple copies of the software then you will need additional licenses or, in the case of a school, a site (unlimited) licence.

If you have a site license or multi-user license, please see below for additional instructions for deploying and managing activations across the school.

Note: You can generate your offline license key here if required.

Windows

Currently the installer does not support license deployment and the best way to approach license distribution to all computers on your network is via a config file located in the folder where the application is installed. Once HUE Animation is installed, there is a *animation-app.config.example file located in the installation folder, which is usually the Program Files (x86) directory. You can fill out the fields in this file following the directions in the file. Once you have made all of your edits you can save the file as hueanimation-app.config (or “samanimation-app.config” if you are using SAM Animation). Please reference the examples below.

Should you need further assistance please drop us a line.

This capability is only available in v1.5.3 and greater. If the formatting below is not showing up, please click this link.

Typical Configuration File

Keywords:
%current_user% = Replaces with currently logged in user.

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<ApplicationConfig>
    <License>
        <key>aaaaaaa-bbbbbb-ccccccc-dddddd-eeeeee</key>
<!-- required (Single, 5pack, 10pack, School, Offline)-->
        <license_type>Single</license_type>
        <email>myemail@example.com</email>
<!-- required (Path to a folder to save application settings) -->
        <save_path>C:\\ProgramData\icreatetoeducate\hueanimation</save_path>
        <offline_key>000000000000</offline_key>
    </License>
<!-- If you have a generic path for each user you can place it here and 
SAM will auto replace %current_user% with the currently logged in user (path must exist)-->
    <workspaces>
    <workspace user="%current_user%">C:\Users\%current_user%\SAMWSpace</workspace>
    </workspaces>
</ApplicationConfig>

Conditional Configuration File

Keywords:
%current_user% = Replaces with currently logged in user.
%default% = Replaces with “My Documents” folder of currently logged in user. Note that if %default% is used the folder “SAMWorkspace” is appended to the path and auto created if it doesn’t exist.

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<ApplicationConfig>
    <License>
        <key>aaaaaaa-bbbbbb-ccccccc-dddddd-eeeeee</key>
<!-- required (Single, 5pack, 10pack, School, Offline)-->
        <license_type>Single</license_type>
        <email>myemail@example.com</email>
<!-- required (Path to a folder to save application settings) -->
        <save_path>C:\\ProgramData\icreatetoeducate\hueanimation</save_path>
        <offline_key>000000000000</offline_key>
    </License>
<!-- If you want to check if a path exists and use a path based on redirection rules you can use the syntax below.--> 
<!-- SAM will check if the path exists for the "try" attribute and if valid it will use the value in between-->
    <workspaces>
    <ifpathexist user="%current_user%" try="C:\Users\%current_user%\Documents\samwspace">%default%</ifpathexist>
    </workspaces>
</ApplicationConfig>

Note: The configuration file in the C:\ProgramData\icreatetoeducate\hueanimation directory is for the program’s use only. Please edit the config file in the installation directory to create your license file.

If you have an issue where you get stuck at the Project Selection screen after creating your config file, please check that the path names are correct for your network configuration. Some mapped network drives may only need the drive letter without a trailing backslash.

Mac (Mac OS X/macOS)

Currently the installer does not support license deployment and the best way to approach license distribution to all computers on your network is via a configuration file. Once you have deployed HUE Animation via your Mac network, you create a configuration file similar to the one below that you can distribute across all your computer stations. You can fill out the fields in this file following the directions below or copy it from an authenticated computer. Once you have made all of your edits you can save the file as “hueanimation-app.config” and distribute/copy it to “/Users/Shared/HUE Animation” (or “/Users/Shared/SAM Animation” if you’re using an older version of the software). Please reference the examples below.

Alternatively, you can activate on one machine and then push the license file created in /Users/Shared/HUE Animation across the network.

Should you need further assistance please drop us a line.

This capability is only available in v1.5.3 and greater. If the formatting below is not showing up, please click this link.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>OFFLINE_KEY</key>
	<string>289ab89eb0e0a02390</string>
	<key>LICENSE_EMAIL</key>
	<string>myemail@example.com</string>
	<key>LICENSE_KEY</key>
	<string>aaaaaaa-bbbbbb-ccccccc-dddddd-eeeeee<</string>
	<key>LICENSE_TYPE</key>
	<string>single</string>
</dict>
</plist>