Apprentice File on Non-Apprentice Houdini

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Hi,

i've created some houdini files at home with my apprentice Version, now we have some temporary licences at our institute, but when i want to open them, houdini wants to switch to non-comercial version.

Is there a way to fix that ?? or do i have to redo all the stuff i've tested ??

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Any Apprentice hip (*.hipnc) file produced with Apprentice, will turn your master license to an Apprentice one. There is no official way to overcome this but to redo your setup. Sorry.
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afaik you can send ‘em to SideFX and they will render them out.. or you might wanna ask to convert ’em but i dunno if they do this..

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I think they will only do this if you have done some test stuff and have then bought a full license. If you already had access to one I doubt they'll do it.
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oh yeah .. i ment once you got your licenses.. they can care about converting your NC files to renders… but again.. i never did that.. this is what i read here and around lists
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Why is this, if you run a master file in apprentice it won't complain, but why (if you have a full license) would apprentice not run in master? I would have thought that the security would be in the other direction.

Anyway just go through objects, shaders, comps etc and cut and paste into a new file , it doesn't take long.
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Because if that was allowed, then one can easily install tonnes of Apprentice licenses, do illegal commercial work using them, and then render using a commercial license.
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