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Licensing question

Postby Tehchriis » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:10 am

Tehchriis Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:10 am
Hey everybody,

I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this question and I'm sure it's been asked before, but I can't figure it out by myself. My apologies.

I'm currently on a V4 license and looking at what it would cost to upgrade to the latest Octane.

When looking at Maintenance Upgrade, there is a small text below the 12/24 month option that reads 'Maintenance extensions require upgrading from an existing, active, non-expired maintenance plan
or - for a limited time - a legacy V4 perpetual license
.' Does that mean I can buy the 12 Month extension and my V4 will be upgraded to the last version?

It's confusing because on the same page I have another option below to upgrade my legacy V4 perpet license to 2020.x perpet license + 1 year maintenance upgrade option.

https://files.slack.com/files-pri/T7EJ64G8G-F01ST7VCQG4/image.png

Basically: Does buying the 12 month extension upgrade me to the latest license like it says on the text (that for a short time people can upgrade from V4 to a maintenance extension?) Or do I first have upgrade to a perpetual license using the upgrade option?

Sorry if it's a little unclear, thank you for your help!
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Re: Licensing question

Postby bepeg4d » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:13 am

bepeg4d Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:13 am
Hi,
your commercial v4 licenses are perpetual, and will be always yours.
Now you have some possibility to update your licenses to v2020.

If you want to use new versions, you can purchase an annual Enterprise subscription update for 199€, but at the end of the annual maintenance, your licenses will go back to v4:
https://render.otoy.com/shop/upgrade.ph ... C67-UGAA1Y.

if you want to upgrade also your v4 perpetual licenses to perpetual v2020, the upgrading path is more expensive, to know the price, please visit the following link:
https://render.otoy.com/shop/upgrade.php

At the end of the annual maintenance, your licenses will stay to v2020.

Note that all upgrade paths are offering you the possibility to use any kind of Octane DCC plugins (including C4D, or Maya and OctaneX), and also the ORC/RNDR Octane Render Cloud services (render credits need to be purchased separately).

Happy GPU rendering,
ciao Beppe
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Re: Licensing question

Postby Creative_Sheep » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:49 am

Creative_Sheep Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:49 am
How come I can't run Octane 2020.2 in Demo mode as customer with only v4, before committing to a subscription ?
And if a subscription expires does Octane cease to work ?
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Re: Licensing question

Postby bepeg4d » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:12 am

bepeg4d Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:12 am
Hi,

here is the link to the latest c4doctane demo version, if you want to try it:
https://render.otoy.com/downloads/21/51 ... .1-win.rar

Note that you need to have updated Nvidia driver, greater than 456.38, and also installed Standalone demo 2020.2.1, to have the correct cuDNN library:
https://render.otoy.com/downloads/a/229 ... _1_win.exe

ciao Beppe
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Re: Licensing question

Postby Creative_Sheep » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:31 pm

Creative_Sheep Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:31 pm
bepeg4d wrote:Hi,

here is the link to the latest c4doctane demo version, if you want to try it:
https://render.otoy.com/downloads/21/51 ... .1-win.rar

Note that you need to have updated Nvidia driver, greater than 456.38, and also installed Standalone demo 2020.2.1, to have the correct cuDNN library:
https://render.otoy.com/downloads/a/229 ... _1_win.exe

ciao Beppe


I meant Standalone along with Houdini plugin, rather then C4D. Is there no Demo of the Standalone plus, Houdini plugin ?
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Re: Licensing question

Postby bepeg4d » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:48 am

bepeg4d Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:48 am
Hi,
here is the link to Standalone 2020.2.1 demo for Win:
https://render.otoy.com/downloads/a/229 ... _1_win.exe

And here is the link to Houdini 2020.2.1.2 demo for Win:
https://render.otoy.com/plugindownloads ... 4_demo.zip

Happy GPU rendering,
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