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MotionGenesis Kane Installation and Licensing
For Macintosh Computers
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Contact Motion Genesis   if one of the following steps could not be completed   (provide the step #).
Note: Sometimes GateKeeper security warnings are issued when installing or starting the software.
  1. If you have Parallels for Windows installed on your Macintosh computer,
    consider instead downloading for PC/Windows (it is easier).
  2. If you already have a   MotionGenesis folder (e.g., in /Applications),   rename   it to   MotionGenesisOld.
    Otherwise, the new installation may   OVERWRITE   all   YOUR   files in the MotionGenesis folder.
  3. Optional: To plot with MotionGenesis, you may need to download/install Java JDK (not JRE).
  4. Download
      • Double-click on  
      • The folder   MotionGenesis   should appear.
  5. Drag/move the   MotionGenesis   folder to your computer's   Applications   folder.
  6. On your computer, change to the   MotionGenesis   folder.
    Double-click on   MotionGenesisStartHere   to start in demo mode.
    • Or try Control-click on   MotionGenesisStartHere
    • Or try Right-click on   MotionGenesisStartHere
    • Select   "Open"   and follow on-screen instructions.
    • Still have Gatekeeper   "damaged file"   or   "cannot open"   message?  
  7. Software license problems ?    (if not skip this item) .
    Note: Have you purchased a   MotionGenesis™ Kane   software license   or a   NEW textbook   bundled with MotionGenesis™ Kane ?
    • A.   Ensure the MotionGenesis  USER  is the person logged into the computer (usually true, so OK to move ahead).
            Note: MotionGenesis™ is usually licensed to a single user.
    • B.   The license agreement should appear.   Type  Y  (YES)   if you agree.
    • C.   Type  Y  in response to the question:   "Do you want to request a license?   (Y/N):"
            If this question does not appear, type   License   at the MotionGenesis command prompt.
    • D.   Enter a single letter  a - f   for license version (e.g., Student or Professional).
    • F.   Enter your name and the name of your organization/school (or "Home" or "None").
    • F.   Use your mouse to   HIGHLIGHT   the on-screen ComputerID.
    • H.   Press   Ctrl-C   to copy the on-screen ComputerID to the computer's clipboard.
    • I.   Paste   that ComputerID into an e-mail to   MotionGenesis   (e.g., use Ctrl-V to paste).
    • J.   In 24 business hours, receive an e-mail from MotionGenesis with attached file   MGLicense.txt.
            If you do not receive an email, check your spam folder, resend your e-mail license request to  MotionGenesis,   and/or  call us.
            Download the file   MGLicense.txt   to your computer and move that file to your computer's   MotionGenesis   folder.
    • K.   Redo steps   #5,   #6A,   #6B   above.
    • L.   If any on-screen licensing error messages appear, please send them to   MotionGenesis .
  8. To quit, type   exit   at the MotionGenesis™ line prompt.
  9. Do some of the two minute   Get-Started exercises.
  MotionGenesis Download for Macintosh

If you encounter problems, please see:   MotionGenesis Installation and License Video

Optional: Click   here   for help creating a Macintosh terminal