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MotionGenesis Kane Installation and Licensing
For Macintosh Computers
  MotionGenesis: F=ma FAQ
 
Please   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 already have a   MotionGenesis folder (e.g., in /Applications),   rename   it to   MotionGenesisBackup.
    Otherwise, the new installation will   OVERWRITE   all   YOUR   files in the MotionGenesis folder.
  2. To plot from within MotionGenesis, you may need to   download/install Oracle's Java JDK   (not JRE).
    To plot, you may also need to   download/install Quartz X11,   then logout, then re-login.
  3. Download   UnzipMotionGenesisMacintoshToApplicationsFolder.zip
  4. Double-click on   UnzipMotionGenesisMacintoshToApplicationsFolder.zip
    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.
    Click   here   if you encounter   "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.
            Note: MotionGenesis™ Kane is usually licensed to a single user.
    • B.   The license agreement should appear.   Type   Y   (YES)   if you agree.
    • C.   Answer the question:   "Have you purchased and are you ready to request a license?   (Y/N):"
            If this question does not appear, type   ComputerID   at the MotionGenesis command prompt.
    • D.   Enter a single   letter (a-f)   for license version and a   number (e.g., 1 or 2)   for license duration.
    • E.   Enter your name and organization/school.
    • F.   Use your mouse to   HIGHLIGHT   the on-screen MG-computer ID.
    • H.   Press   Ctrl-C   to copy the MG-computer ID to the computer's clipboard.
    • I.   Paste   the MG-computer ID into an e-mail to   MotionGenesis   (e.g., use Ctrl-V to paste).
    • J.   Within a few days, receive an   e-mail   from MotionGenesis with an attached file   MGLicense.txt.
            If not, resend your e-mail license request to   MotionGenesis .
    • K.   Move the file   MGLicense.txt   to your computer's   MotionGenesis   folder.
    • L.   Redo steps   #6,   #7,   and   #8A   above.
    • M.   If any on-screen licensing error messages appear, please send them to   MotionGenesis .
  8. To quit, type   exit   at the MotionGenesis™ Kane line prompt.
  9. Do some of the two minute   Get-Started exercises.

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


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