Global Setting required for new system after license transferred from old system

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    Götz Echtenacher

    Hi Brian,

    by global settings do you mean application setting?

    You can save and load all settings with 2 of the 3 little arrows at the bottom left of each settings menu.

    All you would have to do (if that's what you're asking) to find the location for the file and transfer it...

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    Brian Burke

    Hi Gotz,

    I have transferred my license from my older computer to my new computer. This means I can no longer launch RC on my old computer without purchasing a new 3 month license.

    I wasn't aware that I should export all of the settings I had adjusted over time from RC on the old system prior to launching RC on the new system.

    Because I can't launch RC on the old system I'm unable to do any of your instructions.

    The file exported are no longer the same. The Unwrap feature doesn't behave the same (after Unwrapping on the old system the model would turn white then require Texturing again).

    The Export window settings are also not exactly the same.

    Without being able to launch the old system version of RC and compare I'm unable to discover what minor changes I had made over the past 6 months which resulted in excellent models.

    Are the settings stored in any of the system files still accessible within the RealityCapture folder on the old system?

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    Götz Echtenacher

    Hi Brian,

    so you are talking about the application settings and nothing related to registring or activation?

    I just exported my global settings and looked at the file but it seems to be proprietary and not clear text. So I guess that there is not much hope to retreive that info. But you could search for *.rcconfig, maybe there is something.

    If you still have access to your old computer, you could just activate the license there for a short period of time and then go back - that's the idea with the activation period, comparable to a floating license only not as flexible.

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    Brian Burke

    That's correct. I have made a series of changes to the rendering and exporting settings that I need to move to my new system. 

    There is no reference to a .rccconfig file other than when you export it, which I can't do.

    The activation is locked until some the end of November as I thought I'd be permanently on the new system.

    I'm considering contacting RC (you don't work for them do you?) and see if I can purchase a new license with the sole purpose of exporting the file and then asking for a refund. The only other option would be to ask if anyone has a license that I can use for a week (the minimum timeframe that they lock the license) and then give it back.

    Ugh.

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    Götz Echtenacher

    Hi Brian,

    no, I don't work for them. Staff has an RC in the name...  :-)

    I guess it's worth a shot to ask for that. Good luck!

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    Brian Burke

    Thanks! I hadn't thought of it until now but another option that might work for my transition is to get another license and overlap them for the next month (and not renew the current license). That way I can work remotely and at the studio while trying to finalize a decent workflow. That might be smarter and hopefully worth the money.

    I love the results of the software, just wish I had a better grasp of all it's features in case I'm missing out on even better results.

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    Götz Echtenacher

    Hi Brian,

    that's a good idea.  A new license is always a new one - the extension is only for the ACTIVATION period, not the license itself.

    I can only encourage you to read around in the forum a bit. In the recent months, there were many useful discussions about best practice (which depends on many factors) and also about some slightly obscure settings.

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