What holds back artists, decision-makers, tools from using Houdini?
Comfort? Complexity? Price? No Adoption runway? Stubbornness?
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I'm a long-time houdini user (13 years), and 3 years ago I started a small studio. Right now I still have the option of continuing indie, using indie licenses. I'm still figuring out how to grow and make the transition to workstation or studio licenses, since there is a huge difference in price. I won't say It isn't worth the price, since houdini is amazing, I love to work with it and it puts some studio-level tools in the hands of regular users, but as I small studio owner, working from brazil (with a huge exchange rate difference), making the transition seems almost impossible right now. I've talked to sales and there is no easy way, even transitioning directly to the maintenance cost (since I already have my own license?).
It feels like HIndie is too cheap and FX licenses are too expensive. Don't know how It would work, from the business perspective, to lower the studio licenses, but indie is pretty cheap compared to c4d and compared with a regular freelancer rate, and on the other hand, studio seems too pricy compared with a small studio's income, at least here in brazil