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Hey guys

On the week of our first video tutorial I thought I'd take some time to discuss the future of od[force] with you all.

If you've been around a while you'll know that we have one of the best communities out there. I think between all of us we've managed to create a great place to come and learn or just hang out with other Houdini nerds whenever we want, so thanks for that :) .

From our side, along with the interviews we currently have, we're hoping to create more tutorials and training for you and start adding in case studies and all those other good things you've been clamouring for.

Unfortunately (and you knew this part was coming didn't you ;) ), we're all subject to the whims of the market and.. er.. moving overseas with a frightening 10:1 exchange rate. ok, well that last one wasn't a whim, but you get the idea. So while I was hoping I would never have to raise the dreaded 'D' word, sadly its time has come. I would like to mention though that everything we have on the site currently will remain free and we're committed to not changing the tone of the site at all (barring this one thing, of course). We may choose to sell tutorials at a later date, but we'll be embarking on some bridge crossing when that day comes.

For all you who are visiting or new to the site, then please feel free to make use of it as much as you want, there isn't now and never will be a fee to use the site. For everyone who is a regular though, or who has been coming for a while, we'd love it if you could help out by donating a little to the cause. If everyone who can, gives a little then we'll have more than enough to continue what we do for a long time.

If you have any concerns or questions then please feel free to comment in this thread. We're certainly not going anywhere though, so have no fear on that account :) .



P.S. Here is the paypal link to help out :

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we haven't really decided what to do about this...as marc said it's not something that we've ever wanted to do but find ourselves in the position...

we might just whip it out when we need to, or have it appear 'seasonally'...

and we're certainly open to suggestions from the community...

and if you can't ever find the link but want to help out just PM one of the admins and we'll point you in the right direction.



Hi Marc,

Will this Paypal link be up for quite some time? I would like to donate, but this month I

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fooey..Michael beat me to it :).

So yes, that's it exactly. And I just want to reiterate the point that don't feel like you have to donate. If you can, then that's awesome and it's helping tremendously, but if not well that's cool, we understand life happens :).

Thanks again everyone


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Hey Guys! I just want to thank you for such a great forum. I live in egypt and paypal doesn't have egypt as one of the listed countries. I really would love to donate so if anyone of you guys can PM me a bank account number to wire the money to.


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