Why can't I use assets created in Houdini Indie with Houdini Engine for Unity/Unreal licenses?

To load assets into Unity and Unreal, Houdini Indie users need to use FREE Houdini Engine Indie licenses which are available on the Indie tab on the Buy page.

The Houdini Engine for Unity/Unreal licenses WILL NOT open the .hdalc assets created by Houdini Indie. Those licenses are designed for commercial assets created in Houdini FX or Houdini Core.