Upgrade License Procedure From Animate to Animate Pro

Instructions
This is the specific procedure required when you purchase an upgrade license from Animate to Animate Pro.

The Toon Boom Animate Pro upgrade requires a specific license and a specific order of license registration to enable the Animate Pro license activation to work.

In this document are two procedures:

  • Scenario 1. Activating Animate Pro on the same machine that Animate is already installed on.
  • Scenario 2. Activating Animate Pro on a different machine from the one which Animate is installed.
    NOTE: In Scenario 2 you will be asked to refer to two tutorials by clicking on the hyperlinks embedded in the procedure. Follow these tutorials to complete the required process.

Scenario 1: Activating Animate Pro on the same machine that Animate is already installed on

  1. Install Animate Pro on the same machine that you have already installed Animate.
  2. Open the Animate Pro software.
    A message will appear stating that the Animate Pro License is missing:

    Missing License
     
  3. Click on the OK button.
    The Quick Activation window opens.

    Activation window
     
  4. Click on the Quick Activation button.
    The Internet Activation - Local License window opens.

    Local License window
     
  5. Enter the Animate Pro Upgrade Key in the space provided. This is case sensitive.
    NOTE: you received this Upgrade Key by email or it is also available in your My Products page on the Toon Boom website.
  6. Once you have entered the key correctly, click on the Activate button.
    The Activation Successful window appears.

    Activation Successful window
     
  7. Click on the Start button in the Activation Successful window.
    Animate Pro will start.

Scenario 2: Activating Animate Pro on a different machine from the one which Animate is installed.

  1. Install Animate Pro on the New machine.
  2. Deactivate the license for ANIMATE on the original machine where Animate is installed.
    Click on this hyperlink to take you to the License Deactivation Tutorial: http://download.toonboom.com/files/kb/return_license_2/
  3. Follow the instructions in the tutorial to deactivate the ANIMATE license from the original machine.
  4. When the Animate license is deactivated you must activate the ANIMATE license on the new machine.
    NOTE: Animate does not need to be installed the activation can be done using the Animate Pro License Wizard.
    Click on this hyperlink to take you to the Activate Local License Tutorial: http://download.toonboom.com/files/kb/local_license_internet_2/
  5. Follow the instructions in the tutorial to activate the ANIMATE license on the new machine.
    NOTE: This MUST be done or Animate Pro can not be licensed.
  6. Next, you must activate the ANIMATE PRO UPGRADE license
  7. Open the Animate Pro software.
    A message will appear stating that the Animate Pro License is missing:

    Missing License
     
  8. Click on the OK button.
    The Quick Activation window opens.

    Activation window
     
  9. Click on the Quick Activation button.
    The Internet Activation - Local License window opens.

    Local License window
     
  10. Enter the Animate Pro Upgrade Key in the space provided. This is case sensitive.
    NOTE: you received this Upgrade Key by email or it is also available in your My Products page on the Toon Boom website.
  11. Once you have entered the key correctly, click on the Activate button.
    The Activation Successful window appears.

    Activation Successful window
     
  12. Click on the Start button in the Activation Successful window.
    Animate Pro will start.

Publish date: August 30, 2012

Category: Procedure

Operating system:

  • Windows (all)
  • Mac OS X (all)

Software:

  • Animate (all)
  • Animate Pro (all)