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04 April 2003, 10:46 PM
can anyone shed some light as why motion builder 4.02 is free on the digit magazine issue 61 when i paid $US100 plus shipping to get the same product.

here is the link:

i see sometimes the president of the company post bragging comments here. hey richard what's up with that deal?

thanks for any help,

04 April 2003, 11:09 PM
From the Kaydara forum, I believe the answer is:

With the free version you get:

1) No manuals
2) Upgrade to permanent license = $200

Total cost for permanent license = $200/no manuals

With the $100 version you get:

1) Manuals
2) Upgrade to permanent license = $100

Total cost for permanent license = $200/with manuals

05 May 2003, 04:38 AM
yeah, i don't feel dissapointed at all about that. it was a great deal at $100....more power to those who get to try it out for the price of a magazine. if that allows kaydara to keep doing great things then i'm all for it.

05 May 2003, 10:32 PM
My initial reaction was similar to yours when I heard about this, but then I realised that, as I was almost certainly going to be upgrading to the permanent license anyway, I was spending the same amount of money, and getting the manuals...

05 May 2003, 02:24 AM
i shouldn't bitch too much about it. it's still an excellent product and i guess it is a way to generate lots of buzz around their product. if it is true that digit buyers have to pay 200 bucks to get a fully license then i will gladly pay another 100 to get my license. i do want to support this company as i have learned to enjoy this software.

thanks guys,


05 May 2003, 10:50 AM
Take a look at this post ( (by Michel Besner, President of Kaydara)

I quote: (When he talks about 'Buy Buzz', this was cos the $100 deal was initially available through 3DBuzz, although you can now get it from Kaydara themselves)

Don't forget that you got the books as well for this $100 PLUS their upgrade cost to convert to a permanent license will be $200 (your upgrade cost will be $100)

Buy Buzz = $200
$100 initial one-year license
$100 conversion to permanent license

Digit Mag = $300
free one-year license
books ($100 to buy them on our store)
$200 conversion to permanent license

So 3Dbuzz members are getting a better deal !!

Although do remember that the $100 for 1 year offer is only available until the end of June this year, and the upgrade for $100 is only available between August and December this year....

05 May 2003, 04:43 PM
thanks for the comments guys. i will definitely get the full license in august.


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