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Overview


A silent uninstall allows you to remove your V-Ray installation without the need for user input during the process using a predefined set of options.

To perform a silent uninstall, the executable of the installer should be run from a Windows command prompt or from a Linux or Mac OS X terminal with the following arguments:

 -uninstall=<log full filename> -uninstallApp=<product full name> -gui=0

  • -uninstall=<log full filename> specifies the log generated when the application was installed. It is stored in the ChaosGroup installation folder in V-Ray > Maya 20nn for x64 > uninstall (where nn is the Maya version).
    Note
    : On Linux and Mac OS X the -log=<log full filename> argument should be used instead of -uninstall.
     
  • -uninstallApp=<product full name> specifies the application to remove. The full product name can be found in the .xml file generated when the application was installed. It is located in the ChaosGroup installation folder in V-Ray > Maya 20nn for x64 > uninstall.
  • -gui=0 will only show the uninstall log in the command prompt or terminal without initializing the graphic UI.


Windows


Performing a silent uninstall of V-Ray on Windows requires running the installer.exe file from the command prompt with the arguments specified in the Overview. In order to do that you need to know the full path of the folder containing V-Ray additional files and the exact name of the product you want to uninstall. Then you can execute the following command:


<STDROOT>/uninstall/installer.exe -uninstall="<STDROOT>/uninstall/install.log" -uninstallApp="V-Ray for Maya #### for x64" -auto

Where:

  • <STDROOT> is the V-Ray installation directory;
  • #### is the version of Maya;
  • -quiet=0 is used to display the output of the silent uninstall in the console and can be omitted.

 

 

Mac OS X


Performing a silent uninstall of V-Ray on Mac OS X requires running the installer executable from a terminal with the arguments specified in the Overview.

 Here's an example of how the command line should look like when uninstalling V-Ray for Maya 2018: 

/Applications/ChaosGroup/V-Ray/Maya2018/uninstall/installer.app/Contents/MacOS/installer.bin -uninstallApp="V-Ray for Maya 2018 for x64" -log="/Applications/ChaosGroup/V-Ray/Maya2018/uninstall/install.log" -gui=0

 

Linux


Performing a silent uninstall of V-Ray on Linux requires running the installer executable from a terminal with the arguments specified in the Overview.

Here's an example of how the command line should look like when uninstalling V-Ray for Maya 2018: 

/usr/ChaosGroup/V-Ray/Maya2018-x64/uninstall/installer -uninstallApp="V-Ray for Maya 2018 for x64" -log="/usr/ChaosGroup/V-Ray/Maya2018-x64/uninstall/install.log" -gui=0