PLE License

Golaem Personal Learning Edition (PLE) license is a time-unlimited license which allows you to evaluate, use and learn Golaem. The only difference between a PLE license and the Full Commercial license, is that all Golaem files generated from a PLE license or from a Maya scene saved with a PLE license will be "watermarked" at rendering time or at geometry bake export time. Thus, PLE license or PLE saved Golaem files can NOT be used for production purposes.

Watermarking

Rendering

Golaem files exported from a PLE licensed Maya session or from a PLE saved Maya scene will be "watermarked" at rendering time by assigning the Golaem default shader to random meshes. The randomization is consistent from one frame to another to allow making image sequences without flickering effects.


Rendering of a Golaem scene generated with a Full commercial license - Rendering of a Golaem scene generated with a PLE license.

Geometry Bake

Golaem files exported from a PLE licensed Maya session or from a PLE saved Maya scene will be "watermarked" at geometry bake time by removing random meshes. The randomization is consistent from one frame to another to allow making image sequences without flickering effects.


Geometry Bake of a Golaem scene generated with a Full commercial license - Geometry Bake of a Golaem scene generated with a PLE license.

License and File Status

Every time the Golaem plugin is loaded with a PLE license, it will display the following in-view message (drag the mouse in the viewport to remove it):

Every time a Maya scene saved with a PLE license is opened (whatever the current license is), it will display the following in-view message (drag the mouse in the viewport to remove it):

Every time a Golaem Simulation Cache saved with a PLE license is rendered (whatever the current license is), it will display the following message in the Render Log:

// Warning: [Golaem]: This Simulation Cache has been generated with a Personal Learning Edition License. Some random meshes will not be shaded. //

The currently used license can also be checked in the Script Editor when the Golaem plugin is loaded or within the Golaem About Menu:

Contamination

The PLE License is contaminant:

  • if a Golaem scene saved with a PLE licensed Maya session, it'll be tagged as PLE and all files generated from this scene will be watermarked.
  • if a Golaem scene generated with a PLE licensed Maya session is saved from a Full commercial license, it'll stay tagged as PLE and all files generated from this scene will be watermarked.