Lord Futzi Voldemort wrote:
So where is the logic in making vray for softimage users less attractive than vray for maya users?
Are Softimage automaticcaly considered to have less machines to render?
Weird thinking, that´s what I call it.
I think Vray for Softimage
is really attractive alternative rendering solution right now. ("It´s still not available in germany, even after a few hours. Can´t wait any longer....
If it wasn't no one would complain about their licence policy.
I don't think it's a conspiracy against SI users, but maybe you should talk to CG and ask about their pricing and licence policy.
That's the only place you could get a straight answer.
Who is talking about conspiracy? I´m not. And I don´t think it makes sense to ask CG rhetorical questions.... ;)
But let me explain:
I already own a vray license for maya and use to render on my ten machines. I don´t like maya so I was so happy vray for Si came out, and I wanted to buy it to do what I have to do with maya by now in SI. But now, If I would want to render with vray for Si on my ten machines I´d have to buy 2 licenses which is about 2000 € for me.
So from a financial point of view, I would be stupid to spend this money to do what I can already do, even if I have to do it in maya. This makes Vray for me less attractive. A lot less attractive than it was a few days ago.
Thats no contradiction to very badly wanting vray for SI. That hasn´t changed.
But what also hasn´t changed is: If you have to decide between maya and SI as a new user, maya will look still more attractive, because if you want to use vray you´ll get 10 licenses for just 100 bucks more than the si version. So this doesn´t help growing the si userbase (and getting a higher return of investment on CGs side) at all.
I´ll buy vray for si sooner or later, no-one has to convince me, but I am already a si user and so are all the others here I think.
I'm now part of an endangered species...