[Sidefx-houdini-list] 3rd party ifd generation

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 16:25:58 EST 2008


Considering that a Mantra site license comes free with Houdini, I'm
not sure SESI would have an incentive to do this :) and I really don't
want to see the site license go away and become a hideously expensive
pay for each CPU like Mental Ray :(

Cheers,

Peter B

On 23/01/2008, Lucio Flores <dogboy_l at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> I see that there is an IFD class in the HDK, presumably for writing ifd files from geometry. Has there been any talk about offering the IFD API outside of a Houdini license. This way, 3rd parties could use mantra as a renderer. If the IFD API was free/open, then it could be paid for via mantra licenses. Are mantra licenses available without Houdini?
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