After completing the installation process, Charcoal Editor will default to demo mode. A license is required to activate the full version. If you do not already have a license for Charcoal Editor, one can be purchased from the main page.

  1. From the email you received containing your Charcoal Editor license, copy charcoal.lic to a safe location on your hard drive.

    (e.g. C:/Users/<username>/Documents/maya/charcoal.lic)

  2. With the plugin loaded, select Charcoal Editor from the General Editors menu (Window->General Editors->Charcoal Editor). This will display Charcoal Editor.

  3. From the Charcoal Editor main menu select About->Licensing to display the license dialog.

  4. In the license dialog, set the license path to the location of charcoal.lic on your hard drive.

    (e.g. C:/Users/<username>/Documents/maya/charcoal.lic)

  5. Click the OK button.

Charcoal Editor should now be licensed. The path to your license is stored internally and these steps should only need to be completed once. If you encounter any problems with licensing, please see the troubleshooting section of the documentation or contact me with the details.

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