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Michel Besner
02-26-2003, 02:18 PM
Kaydara is currently working on a new product offering for MOTIONBUILDER that will include lower priced configurations. As part of this new pricing structure, we want to make sure that all of our Personal/Freelancer Edition users will have the best possible upgrade path once their one-year license is expired.

To this end, we will have a very special promotion where, if you own the Personal/Freelancer one-year license, you will be able to upgrade to a PERMANENT license of the base package of MOTIONBUILDER for ONLY $100USD. This once in a lifetime offer will be valid between August 1st and December 31st 2003. This means that you will end up paying only $200USD for a permanent license of MOTIONBUILDER!

After December 31st 2003, you will be able to upgrade to the base package of MOTIONBUILDER for only $350USD. Please note that you will need to upgrade BEFORE your license expires.

I don?t think that we could have made this promotion any more exciting but I think that we?ve gone out of our way to make this special! We believe that you will see the unbelievable value of this promotion and tell all your friends about this amazing upgrade path to a permanent license.

Kaydara cares about your business and we want to make sure that you will be happy using MOTIONBUILDER for a long time.

Sincerely,

M.

Taoizm
02-26-2003, 04:15 PM
After this jaw dropping announcement all I can say is WOW!!!! :bounce:

thedaemon
02-26-2003, 06:29 PM
Wow!!! thank you guys so much. :beer:

Sil3
02-26-2003, 10:37 PM
Hi,

Currently i dont have MotionBuilder, if i buy it now, my license will finish in an year from now, but if i do buy it, do i have acess to this promotion anyway?

Thanks

Sil3

policarpo
02-26-2003, 11:38 PM
very very cool Michel!

Thanks for the offer.:buttrock:

KillMe
02-26-2003, 11:52 PM
yeah if you buy the $100 version now come august you'll be able to upgrade for another $100 and own permenate copy of motionbuilder - great deal i got the $100 motionbuilder already and its well worth it makes character animation easy =)

markdc
02-27-2003, 04:17 AM
What will be missing from the base package? I assume you're going to go with a modular approach like c4d?

MrWyatt
02-27-2003, 09:39 AM
are there any limitations what MOTIONBUILDER wil import/export from Lightwave and Maya? as I am loocking for a tool to get maya animations back into Lightwave for rendering and dont want to loose all cool skining and deformations you can do with maya ( softbody) dynamics and so on) ?
What actually are the differences between Motionbuilder and Motionbuilder PE? I canīt find anything on the site, itīs lacking quite a bit of information on what you get for 100 bucks against the regular price of Sale Price:$895.00 USD ( before it was $4,190.00 USD) I mean there must be some limitations, but nothing on the website mentions it. also the tech specs you can download are reduced to a minimum. nothing that says what it imports and what it exports exactly. it doesnīt tell me weather it is able to act as a scene converter between to other apps, with all the deformations and uvīs , so you donīt have to animate in maya ( or Motiondesigner) and then export the scene to Lightwave for texturing and rendering only to see that all the deformations are messed up and that I have to do it all over again in Lightwave. If it works all fine and I know what the limitations are, I wonīt hesitate and order a copy today, but if it doesnt work propperly back and forth between Maya and Lightwave, then even 200 bucks are too much for me, as I dont have money to spend for fancy cardboard boxes to catch dust on the bookshelf. So please could anybody illuminate me with words of wisdom?
:bowdown:

rebo
02-27-2003, 06:56 PM
Download the video tutorials on 3dbuzz.com, that should provide you with an idea of what the program does.

Nonproductive
02-27-2003, 10:50 PM
Great news! My only question is along the same lines as Brian_dlm - Will we retain all functionality we had for the preceeding year or is the "base package" a downgrade of sorts? Either way it's the steal of the century at $200 - so not a complaint, just curiosity.

twidup
02-28-2003, 03:49 AM
MrWyatt,

you actually want something like the Beaver Project, which bakes the deformations from Maya to a cache file for import into LW. MB will only get the motions of the joints across, not the deformations from your rig in Maya

vorlon
07-24-2003, 03:35 AM
If I upgrade, do I get a print manual instead of just online help?

Michel Besner
07-24-2003, 02:01 PM
When upgrading to the permanent license of MB5, you will get the complete package including the books (upgrade price does not include s&h fees or local taxes ...)

M.

roguenroll
07-24-2003, 06:36 PM
I know its not too far away, but let us know about preorders, or can we expect Aug.1

Michel Besner
07-25-2003, 12:37 AM
Pre-orders will start August 1st.

M.

Monty
07-25-2003, 03:02 AM
August 1? I wont be here August 1! I guess I have to pre-order August 4 then when I return... :beer: :beer:

fig
07-29-2003, 07:39 PM
will the (as i've understood them from past discussions) $200 upgrades to MB 5 for those of us who have the Digit/free version of MB 4 also start on august 1?

chris

ngrava
07-30-2003, 01:26 AM
Yeah, That's exactly what I was wondering. Does the Upgread apply to the magazine version?

LFGabel
07-30-2003, 09:57 AM
I don't work for or am affiliated with Kaydara in any way, but I believe it does apply.

Upgrade from Digit: $200 US
Upgrade from $100 Freelancer Edition: $100 US

Michel Besner
07-30-2003, 03:43 PM
Indeed, ifgabel is correct. Digit and 3d world mag readers will be able to upgrade to MB5 for $200.

M.

DIMO
08-05-2003, 08:19 AM
When I bought the freelancer Edition i had another 110 $ shipping cost to europe. Will there be an online upgrade? I don't care about the paper if I have more shipping cost than for the upgrade.

Dieter

MrWyatt
08-05-2003, 11:02 AM
ditto here.
shipping and tax was about as much as the software, I wouldnīt mind either if there was a downloadable version. I donīt have the space for a big cardboard box either.

sinbad
08-06-2003, 01:31 PM
Nice one, I just ordered the MB5 upgrade today. Got stung $40 for express post though, there wern't any other options on the online form. Never mind...

I also don't need a cardboard box, but will need the new manual. I was just wondering, has the manual for MB5 been rewritten, or is it same as before with a few extra bits added? The MB manual is a bit of a dry read and a bit confusing, and I found myself relying on the 3D buzz VTMs.

Can't wait for delivery though!

Michel Besner
08-06-2003, 01:51 PM
MB5 has a new set of manuals, clipart, etc ..

M.

Peter Reynolds
08-06-2003, 06:19 PM
The downloaded motionbuilder is node locked.

So with the upgrade to Motionbuilder 5, what if I want to used Motionbuilder on a workstation at home and then on a laptop when I'm out and about?

Michel Besner
08-06-2003, 06:51 PM
MB5 (Standard Edition) will be using a serial number licensing system that will NOT be machine locked.

MB4 PE (free download) IS machine locked.

M.

deepinspace
08-11-2003, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by Michel Besner
MB5 (Standard Edition) will be using a serial number licensing system that will NOT be machine locked.

MB4 PE (free download) IS machine locked.

M.


Cool! Really looking forward to receiving my copy of MB5!

Tellerve
08-28-2003, 04:58 AM
Was there a link to order the personal edition online for the $100? I didn't get those magazines that included the copies of it. Or do I just download the demo?

Thanks, and sorry if this is spelled out clearly somewhere and I just didn't see it.

Tellerve

Michel Besner
08-28-2003, 11:21 AM
- The $100 PE promotion is now over.
- Free PE copies are still available if you can find them (Digit, 3D World Mag)

- A eval copy of MB5 will be available next week.
- SRP of MB5 is $995

M.

Tellerve
09-07-2003, 12:57 AM
Ah, well shoot. So if I can scrounge up a copy of the PE from one of those magazines I'm still ok for the upgrade to version 5 for $200, or just to version 4?

Tellerve

Michel Besner
09-07-2003, 07:35 PM
The $200 upgrade gives you MB5 ...

M.

mattregnier
09-08-2003, 07:40 PM
Michel-

There used to be a link somewhere on Kaydara's website to order the $200 version. I have either misplaced it or lost it. I finally got the go-ahead to buy it, but need to find the place to order it...

Thanks,

Either PM me or email or respond to this thread with the link.

Michel Besner
09-09-2003, 11:32 AM
send an e-mail to sales@kaydara.com and they will tell you where is the link to upgrade ...

M.

schmu_20mol
09-09-2003, 06:24 PM
will there be some promotional offer with such a nice price tag sometime again?

damn me for missing the train ;)

LFGabel
09-09-2003, 11:16 PM
It was my understanding that if you didn't take advantage of the PLE offer or the Digit offer, you could still get MB5 for $395 before it goes to regular price of $995... come January?

edit:

No, I am wrong. see below.

Michel Besner
09-09-2003, 11:56 PM
The $395 price if for those that will forget to upgrade their free PE license for $200 (after Dec 31st).

Best solution is to get a copy of 3D world mag or digit.

If not, the price is $995 which is still a great deal considering what you get at that price.

If not, you can always wait/pray for any promotions but there will never be any sweet deal such as this $200 deal... :-)

M.

Tellerve
09-12-2003, 03:13 AM
Yeah, I ordered a copy of Digit I believe it was, was 9 pounds, i think, so I'm not sure the conversion but whatever. It should have the cd with it and then I can upgrade for $200. I'm psyched :)

Tellerve

Locutus
09-22-2003, 12:15 AM
Do you need to have Motionbuilder PE in order to get Motionbuilder 5 at $200 by December 31st?

Michel Besner
09-22-2003, 07:03 AM
Yes,

in order to get advantage of this amazing promotion, you need to have a PE license of MB4 ...

M.

TheWatchman
09-22-2003, 08:39 AM
Is it still possible to get the MB4 PE? It seems it`s not available anymore (buzz + kaydara store). Am I too late?

Best regards

Locutus
09-22-2003, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by Michel Besner
Yes,

in order to get advantage of this amazing promotion, you need to have a PE license of MB4 ...

M.
How do I get Motionbuilder PE?

LFGabel
09-22-2003, 04:43 PM
You have to either download it or buy it for $100 from Kaydara before July 31, 2003 (anyone have a time machine? :scream: ), or get it in the June 2003 (?) Digit Magazine :scream: .

Sorry man, you're a little late. But knowing Kaydara, maybe sometime in the future, they're may run a really good deal on it again.

Right Michel? Right? Say no more, say no more...? :thumbsup:

I'm glad I bought mine in January. Best move I've ever made.

Locutus
09-22-2003, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by lfgabel
You have to either download it or buy it for $100 from Kaydara before July 31, 2003 :scream: , or get it in the June 2003 (?) Digit Magazine :scream: .

Sorry man, you're a little late. But knowing Kaydara, maybe sometime in the future, they're may run a really good deal on it again.

Right Michel? Right? Say no more, say no more...? :thumbsup:

I'm glad I bought mine in January. Best move I've ever made.
Crap!! I guess I'm SOL.
Maybe I can track down a back issue of that Digit Mag.

LFGabel
09-23-2003, 12:13 AM
Originally posted by Locutus
Crap!! I guess I'm SOL.
Maybe I can track down a back issue of that Digit Mag.

Yep, that'll be your best bet.

Tellerve
09-23-2003, 04:44 PM
I recently ordered a copy of the digit magazine that had the disc in it, so I would go that route. I'm not sure how much it was 'cause I'm not sure the conversion presently but either way it is worth it 'cause it is a good magazine and you have the opportunity to get the version 5 of MotionBuilder.

Tellerve

sensai2nd
09-23-2003, 06:50 PM
Locutus,

Check your PM!!!

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