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Re: houdini (student) licensing
Fri, April 28, 2000 - 2:52:26 [Posted by Nicholas Yue]
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sidefx-houdini-list
> [mailto:owner-sidefx-houdini-list]On Behalf Of Ammon Riley
> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2000 12:38 AM
> To: sidefx-houdini-list
> Subject: Re: houdini (student) licensing
> I think a large number of people would do the same with Houdini, as
> well. If I had a free copy of Houdini, I wouldn't pay for support. Why
> would I need it? I can get free upgrades already, and the kind people
> on this list have shown that, time constraints aside, they are more
> than willing to help other users overcome technical problems.
> Although I can't make any suggestions, I do think there is room
> for SESI to compromise.

Another possible way to promote Houdini would be to price older version of
Houdini much less than the leading edge version.

I understand from other threads that there are inherent support/other
problems associated with this approach.

I would like to suggest that someone from SESI have a look at how Caligari
is pricing their "retired" version of their flag ship trueSpace
modelling/animation software. Is it something SESI can adapt/evolve to
enable increased awareness, profile and marketshare ?

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