[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini Apprentice HD: No More Watermark!!

rmagee at sidefx.com rmagee at sidefx.com
Fri Nov 16 03:14:38 EST 2007


> thanks for the thorough reply.
>
> you have mentioned "To make sure the files from Apprentice HD are not used
> in production they
> are saved in a special .hipnc format. The same one used by the free
> Apprentice."
>
> Can Apprentice HD open .hip files say when i download tutorials/examples
> from internet?

Yes. Apprentice can open normal Houdini files but if you save the file it
will become a .hipnc file.

Robert

>
> cheers herman
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <rmagee at sidefx.com>
> To: <sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com>
> Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 1:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini Apprentice HD: No More
> Watermark!!
>
>
>> hello, great to hear that!
>>
>> i would like to know the difference between:
>>
>> Houdini Apprentice HD: Starving Artist Edition vs. Houdini
>> non-commercial
>> download at sidefx site
>> is No more Watermark.
>
> Houdini Apprentice actually does not have a Watermark if you render to
> Houdini's .picnc format but does for other formats such as tiff, jpg,
> openexr etc. Houdini Apprentice HD has not watermark for any of these
> formats.
>
> Houdini Apprentice is limited to PAL while Apprentice HD is limited to
> 1920x1080 for animations and has no limitations for still images.
>
>>
>> Houdini Apprentice HD: Starving Artist Edition vs. Houdini Master
>> is only for personal CG projects and portfolios.
>
> This is correct. Both versions are for non-commercial purposes but now
> without a watermark, we hope to see more people using Apprentice HD to
> enter animation festivals or post finished work to the web.
>
> To make sure the files from Apprentice HD are not used in production they
> are saved in a special .hipnc format. The same one used by the free
> Apprentice.
>
> Another difference is that Houdini Escape and Master come with unlimited
> Mantra render tokens and the ability to render to third party renderers
> (RenderMan etc..). Houdini Apprentice and Apprentice HD can only render to
> Mantra and come with only one render token. Mantra tokens work on one
> computer and covers all the processors on that computer.
>
>>
>> thanks. will purchase immediately before someone change his mind! ha.
>
> Glad to hear it. I look forward to seeing the work that will be produced
> in the new Apprentice HD. Our goal is for this to be a long term program.
> The free Houdini Apprentice has been out their for five years now and this
> is an extension of the success we have had so far.
>
> Robert
>
>>
>> cheers herman
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Robert Magee" <rmagee at sidefx.com>
>> To: <sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com>
>> Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 1:43 AM
>> Subject: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini Apprentice HD: No More
>> Watermark!!
>>
>>
>> Side Effects Software is pleased to announce its new Houdini Apprentice
>> HD: Starving Artist Edition, a $99 version designed for artists and
>> enthusiasts who want to develop personal CG projects and portfolios.
>>
>> For more info:
>>
>> http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1002&Itemid=66
>>
>> Houdini Apprentice HD is now available at:
>>
>> http://www.sidefx.com/apprentice/
>>
>> We are very excited about this new initiative which puts the focus on
>> art that is being created by individuals working on private projects.
>> This new "starving artist" edition is still a non-commercial version but
>> it doesn't limit creativity with watermarks and low file sizes.
>>
>> Robert Magee
>>
>> --
>> Robert Magee
>> Product Marketing Manager
>> Side Effects Software Inc.
>> www.sidefx.com
>> 416 504-9876 x327
>>
>>
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