Random Thoughts - SoftImage edition

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Shredder565
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Random Thoughts - SoftImage edition

Post by Shredder565 » 28 Oct 2018, 15:17

How come whenever I open a file, I get 'this file was created using a student version of soft image'
yet, I clearly have the educational version (Really wish I could upgrade to a full version now that I can afford it..sigh). Even when I create a file in this version of the program, I STILL get that error message popping up each time. highly annoying.

I really wish Autodesk would throw us a bone and offer a subscription free update every 5 years. it's rather sad this being 2018 and I will forever only see 'SoftImage 2014' whenever I start the program up.
sigh. I'm too old to learn another program these days. Idon't have the patience for it!

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Re: Random Thoughts - SoftImage edition

Post by Rork » 29 Oct 2018, 10:04

Isn't a 'student version' not the same as a 'educational' version? Just asking, as I never used SI in that way....

And yes, learning something new, especially something complex like a 3D application can be quite time consuming.

Don't expect anything from AD regarding Softimage, it's being buried a long time ago.
if you want to switch, I might suggest taking a look at Blender. It's free, Open Source, and with 2.8 it looks like it will gain a lot of ground a lot of the workflow is 'standardized'.
But any switch will take time.

rob
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Re: Random Thoughts - SoftImage edition

Post by Draise » 29 Oct 2018, 19:29

Yeah, the educational license will put out files with that stamp saying it's the student version. Curious, where did you download the educational license? As far as I know it's impossible now....

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Re: Random Thoughts - SoftImage edition

Post by Shredder565 » 29 Oct 2018, 22:24

wayyyyy back in 2014 when it was still around. of course, by the time i could afford the full retail version it was gone :/.