Really weird behavior from Vue. Open it up. Told that the license has “expired”, and Vue will revert to a PLE (Personal Leaning Edition).
“Reactivate”, successfully log onto online account, send new key by email. Load the emailed key, but then get a ‘bad key’ message on loading the key.
Exit the key loading process.
Then I consult “About Vue…” for license info… and it’s the same as it was before. Works fine. Full license and there are no PLE watermarks on big renders. Weird.
I guess their registration/license server is on the blink. I can still get into the Cornucopia store fine, see my wishlist etc, with the usual registration details.
To get past it, without explicitly clicking on the SWITCH TO PLE button (which then induces watermarks), is a sequence something like:
Load empty scene.
Activate with Account Information. Web browser opens to https://secure.e-onsoftware.com/register/RegForm.php?Product=Vue14xStream&Serial_number=*** Ignore it and leave it open.
In Vue, choose Activate Manually.
Load License file (I’m assuming you already downloaded this via email once already).
Vue will auto-decide for you that “This is the PLE” (only it’s not really)… click OK on that message.
Close Web browser window.
Then it works fine. For instance, a 1800px render of the Steampunk Elevator in action, an item which was purchased yesterday and locked to my license. No watermarks, despite all the alarm…
It appears that if you actively tell it SWITCH TO PLE it can do so (temporarily, as you get another chance next time you load VUE), but if it auto-decides that “it’s now the PLE” then it can’t over-write the previous license settings.