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Thank you!  It's probably about time I built myself a website :-)  Alas, I far prefer effects work to web-design!

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As a sum-up for the thread then - Robert Magee confirmed the specifics of the Indie license with me, and he's said he'll be creating some form of official FAQ soon.

 

In the meantime, the crucial specifics I found out were:

 

 - Any commercial entity who you share Houdini scene files or Houdini Digital Assets with (.hiplc and .otllc files), becomes a partner, and the $100,000 limit applies to the entire annual revenue of both parties combined.

 - Any form of baked-out content/data shared with a commercial entity is fine, and doesn't require you to take their earnings into account.  That includes renders, Alembic geometry exports, etc.

 

 - Indie and Indie Engine both have full command line functionality, and both work with HQueue, so you can set up a 6-machine farm with the maximum 3+3 licenses.

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So can you confirm what Houdini Indie does when you open a .hip, .otl, or .hipnc file in it?  A lot of tutorials and learning materials are packaged with these support files. 

 

Can HoudiniFX (full-comm version) open .hiplc and .otllc (are they .hdalc now with H14?) files? 

 

Does your session become an "indie" session? meaning your only able to save .hiplc and .otllc files? 

 

I know SideFX will do a one-time conversion of your otllc, and hiplc files into hip and otl when you buy a full comm license - much like the apprentice offer.

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Can HoudiniFX (full-comm version) open .hiplc and .otllc (are they .hdalc now with H14?) files? 

 

Does your session become an "indie" session? meaning your only able to save .hiplc and .otllc files? 

 

Yes and yes.

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Now that there´s an Indie format, do hipnc files still open and render normally in Indie the way Apprentice HD did? I certainly hope so!

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Well, if they don´t you are going to screw a lot of legitimate users, that´s for sure!  :blink:

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https://www.orbolt.com/upgrade-houdini-files

 

This online service is being provided for a limited time to help Apprentice HD customers convert non-commercial files to limited-commercial assets, scene files and image files for use in Houdini Indie. Please convert all of your files as soon as possible because this service will only be available until December 31, 2014.

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so the service wasn´t available anymore 15 days even before the Indie license was sold?? nonsense....

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