Ziva VFX 1.8 includes minor improvements across a various performance avenues. Most notably, the new addition of‘Register License’ function marks another way that Ziva is simplifying and accelerating the Ziva VFX license installation process for both Node-Locked and Floating license holders. This new Registration tool is now the recommended way to install a Ziva VFX license. You an Learn how it works here: License Registration.
Additional improvements include:
Yes, Maya 2018 is one of the slower Maya releases. Unfortunately, it has a horrible performance bug causing meshes that take a few milliseconds to process in Maya 2016 to take multiple seconds in Maya 2018. This is independent of Ziva's plugin and can easily be triggered entirely with built-in deformers. If you're using more than 1 simulation substep per frame (zSolver.substeps > 1), then this Maya problem may be triggered and can significantly slow down everything.
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As Andy asked, are you a current Ziva customer or do you have an evaluation license?
Once you have a ziva license. All Ziva license files and installers can be found within your Ziva User Account.
Here are the steps:
For license setup, please refer to our documentation here:
Please let us know if you have further questions.