Last night I completely uninstalled Daz3D, including the Content manager and Install manager, and then did a search for Daz3D and manually deleted any remaining folders.
This morning I reinstalled and now I have AniMate Lite tab available again next to the TimeLine tab when in Pose/Animate mode.
Under the ‘About Installed Addons’ for Animate 2 it now shows as Evaluation Days Remaining 0
So at least I have AniMate Lite back for now, will be interesting to see if it vanishes again later, but its a bit sucky that I haven’t had any trial of Animate 2.
Have raised a ticket about it anyway and will see what they say.
Glad you got the lite back though. One can use most of the aniblocks in lite even if they were made in animate2.