About Foundry Licenses

Foundry offer several license models to cover the needs of most artists, from a single machine at home to large-scale site licenses for hundreds of artists. To license Foundry products, you need one of the following:

A login-based license - allows you to activate a single entitlement on any authorized device up to the entitlement's maximum number of activations.

Mari and Modo support login-based licenses, but other Foundry products may not. Have a look at your products' documentation on www.foundry.com for more information.

Free trial license - enables one of our products to work on one particular machine for 30 days. You can only install a trial license once for each product on a single machine.
You can trial Foundry products by browsing to the required product page, for example https://www.foundry.com/products/nuke, and clicking Try for free.

A node-locked license - enables one of our products to work on one particular machine. It is locked to the System ID on that machine. You might use a node-locked license on your computer at home or if you don't have access to a network with an active license server.
For guidance on installing licenses, see Installing Licenses.

A server license - enables one of our products to work on any networked client machine. The server license, also known as a floating license, should be put on the server and is locked to the System ID on that server. For guidance on installing licenses, see Installing Licenses. Server licenses are primarily used for multi-seat facilities where a server controls a pool of floating licenses automatically.

You also need to install the Foundry Licensing Tools in order to run a license server. See Installing the Server Tools for more information.

For more in-depth guidance on server licenses, see Licensing over a Network.

Tip:  If you want to know what a license looks like, have a look at License Syntax for a description of the file syntax.

An activation key - an automated path to a license. When used, the Activation Key is exchanged for a license on the machine. They look something like this:

mari-0101-77d3-99bd-a977-93e9-8035
See Activation Keys for more details.