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Upgrade Houdini file from non commercial file to commercial version -- No more Orbolt Asset available? Why?

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Upgrade Houdini file from non commercial file to commercial version... I guess very clear what it is supposed to do isn it?

Yes, its a really a pity, why isn it notpossible or you have to use so much tricks?
And what about people who start using a non commercial version and whoare switching after?

Such time lost indeed...

Looking forward your suggestion and opinion, cheers

bout.de.lune@gmail.com

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send the files to sidefx they will do the conversion for you. 

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I was Apprentice, then Indie. I was able to copypaste from my .hipnc into my .hipnc ... so I thought that it is common and I can do that from every .hipnc from the internet //// but I could not. I cannot describe it more accurately, those are just old and empirical data, occasional situations that I had.

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You're completely missing the point. It's a licensing restriction. SESI doesn't want people using the Apprentice version or Indie version to do major commercial work. That's what the more expensive commercial versions are for. If it was easy to convert the file types then it would be easy to break the license agreements. It's supposed to be a pain in the ass and controlled by only a few so the licensing agreements can actually be enforced.

It's the same situation with the Orbolt assets too. If you buy the Indie version of the Orbolt asset it won't work in the commercial versions of Houdini. I think SESI will do a one time conversion of files (but probably not Orbolt assets) if a commercial version of Houdini was recently purchased. Other than that one time situation the different scene formats don't intermingle or convert.

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Here is the
Houdini Apprentice HD to Houdini Indie Converter
https://www.orbolt.com/upgrade-houdini-files

It may help you. I did not test it as I don't want to waste one of limited times. So excuse me if it did not work for you.

EDIT: I needed it later and it worked fine.

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Someone on here helped me figure something out, but now I can't use my commercial project but add in their little helper file, it will make the project non-commercial. I get the licensing aspect, but this sucks for those who paid for license.

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