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News / Re: New website is out
« on: 2015-01-23, 17:20:39 »
Gallery filtering is on ToDo list. As well many other small improvements, some interesting things will happen in resources section in next couple of weeks ...

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-12-11, 09:50:03 »
As Ondrej already mentioned.
If somebody needs to pre-order (buy & pay for the software this year due to budgeting reasons of his organisation/company), then please write me to hotovy@corona-renderer and explain the situation.
You can pre-order BOX or FairSaaS (paid yearly). There is no reason for pre-ordering FairSaaS with monthly payments.

After placing your order and processing your payment you will receive access to daily builds (which are operating ONLY in FairSaaS mode due to testing mode of our licensing system).
Once Corona Renderer 1.0 for 3ds max is released, only then we will deliver ordered license(s).

So, it is possible to pay this year, but you will get Corona Renderer 1.0 only after official release and NOT right after your payment.

Any questions? Send them please to my email mentioned above. Thx. ah.

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-11, 08:01:56 »
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What if internet connection is lost?

No big deal. Application will start and let you work for couple of days without connection to the internet.
Note: If there is still no internet connection for couple of days, there might be end of civilization anyway, so go home and spend it with your family or just call your internet provider.

About that ..
I didn't find this funny because some architecture firms in my country (I don't know if it's common or not at another countries) don't allow internet connection for their employees. Because they think it mess up productivity.
Personally I don't have internet problem at my work but because of this; some firms may not prefer to use corona.

Just sayin.

I had blocked internet as well, while I was working for arch office back in the day in UK. But they were blocking just www. So some other services were working. So it was selectively blocked. Anyway we have a solution even for offline activation of large quantities of computers without internet.

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-11, 07:58:26 »
Very nice part 2 guys i like Saas and Box especially the Box license subscription : 99euros/year for updates and major builds is really attractive !
Goodbye 90 days rip !
That was not a rip. People just did not understand that 90 days:) It mean that even without subscription you had 90 access to all the goodies from subscription, to get the taste.
But that confused so many people, they thought that we willll not offer updates for them, or upgrades etc.
We probably communicated that point badly

Yes Adam i do understand but i was talking about me  hehe
I think it's clear enough or maybe you should do a video explanation to clarify everything  in a nice way.

Maybe, I also got a contact for a one guy who does video infographics, so maybe we will write him to do a video for the final release.

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-11, 07:54:32 »
your "fair SaaS" model is just great, and it really seems unbeatable for me... I really don't get why would someone want to go with box.. I can imagine some very special cases, very few of them.. But I don't have to pay in advance, I can cancel any time without feeling like it just cost too much to give up and switch now :D ... Still not sure about not being able to buy just extra nodes eventually if needed...

Anyways, I hope this all will work well for you guys :)
If you need more render nodes on SaaS, you can simply buy another license. if you will buy 1+10, it is effectively 11 extra nodes with price tag of 4,09EUR per month per node. So there should not be a reason of selling just separate nodes. Box version works same way, but only offer 1+3 = 4 nodes per license

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-11, 07:51:04 »
Sorry for a question that is without a doubt answered in that thorough blog-post but I just couldn't find it. About SaaS monthly, very basic stuff: I "rent" the license for a month and once the month is up the software gets "locked"?
Hey. SaaS works in a way, that once you fill in all the payment details, it will automatically deduct money each month. So it will renew license for another month automatically until you will decide to cancel. Once you will cancel and license is missing, then it will let you work for couple of days without license and only after that limitations will start (resolution, maximum number of passes, etc)

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-10, 18:17:50 »
Hi i need to clarify something before i vote for any of  those options, i always do stills and im happy with versión 1.0 and i dont need in the nearly future versión 1.5 my option is the box edition right? And this option is life time i dont need to pay anything in the future only if i want to upgrade to versión 2.0 i Will pay 99 euro for that update sounds rasonable to me.
Almost right. BUT
How do you think that there will not be anything new in version 1.5? We did not publish development road map yet. I think that we have a lot of things which we plan to add.
This option of box is life time. BUT upgrade to version 2.0 will cost more than subscription price. That is written in the article. 99 euro is the price for subscription where you have access to daily builds, monthly build and also to next major release like 2.0 ... Box without subscription is probably the worst solution of them all


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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-10, 18:14:12 »
Very nice part 2 guys i like Saas and Box especially the Box license subscription : 99euros/year for updates and major builds is really attractive !
Goodbye 90 days rip !
That was not a rip. People just did not understand that 90 days:) It mean that even without subscription you had 90 access to all the goodies from subscription, to get the taste.
But that confused so many people, they thought that we willll not offer updates for them, or upgrades etc.
We probably communicated that point badly

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-10, 17:57:30 »
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C4D will come next year ;)
Can you confirm any updates for c4d before 1.0? Atm I'm in middle of 3 projects with Corona instead of Vray, but I'm struggling with time/efficiency vs. time/AA issues (fireflies etc.)
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Good news! I will buy Fair SaaS (1ws + 3 nodes, with year subscription, when it will be available), and will be able to buy when needed additional Fair SaaS (1ws + 5 nodes) for my render-farm, if there will be commercial work or long personal renders.
+for those running companies can lower tax cost with registering invoice every month...thats actually lowering SaaS price to some extend.

Anyway great post, lot of good work guys. I see a bright future for Corona!
New updates in C4D will come next year I am afraid. Alpha 1.1 is really for the brave. It is very first alpha.

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-10, 17:39:57 »
Good news! I will buy Fair SaaS (1ws + 3nodes, with year subscription, when it will be availiable), and will be able to buy when needed additional Fair SaaS (1ws + 5nodes) for my render-farm, if there will be commercial work or long personal renders.
So for my 10 PCs it will be 25 EURO per month (300 EURO per year), and additional 30 EURO per month, for a few months, if I have work with "full load", and with ability to cancel this additional subscription any time.
I am happy now :)
Great, I am happy too

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-10, 17:35:57 »
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Note: If there is still no internet connection for couple of days, there might be end of civilization anyway, so go home and spend it with your family or just call your internet provider.
Adam, I just laughed my a$$ on the floor...

Back to topic. You guys won't satisfy everyone, but I think very fair type of licencing atm after the changes, comparing to other ones on the market. I can't wait to heart 1.0 for C4D.
Thanks

Well, you cannot imagine how tiring it was to write this article and how much time we have spent on iterations with Ondra. So this one joke we left, just to see, if people will really read all of that.

C4D will come next year ;)

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-10, 17:34:25 »
It could be easy as login into email. Name / password and you set. You could probably even keep autofil option on.

Sounds good... On a second thought, how would you activate a license (or 10) on a render farm without internet connection? Not easy to come up with a system that works for everyone I guess.
We have a tool for that for big render farms. We already activated more than 800 machines on one go

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-10, 17:12:43 »
It's pretty cheap for users i think, the saas model price is affordable for anyone i think.

box license costs 349/449 eu with 3 render nodes when vray license with 5 render nodes costs 1500eu :|
if someone really wants box edition i bet he can afford another 99eu.
We think it is cheap to if you will calculate it, but some people think opposite

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-10, 17:10:11 »
isn't it reasonable to add the cost of subscription to any box license and problem solved? Another 99eu to the total price isn't that much altogether compared to other rendering engines.

I guess the intention is to leave you a choice instead of forcing you to buy into it like other companies do.

I think this is a very reasonable approach now, thanks for having a second thought on some things. I'm sure some people still want to be able to buy render licenses only, but with the 1+10 SaaS pack this is now at least more feasible than it was before.

One thing that I really like (depending on how you solve it, of course) is the floating license in SaaS. In an ideal world, it should be a matter of seconds to check out a license on one PC and carry it over to another one. Wonder what you guys will come up with.

It could be easy as login into email. Name / password and you set. You could probably even keep autofil option on.

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News / Re: Pricing and release date announced
« on: 2014-10-10, 16:12:07 »
it is coming.... soon ;)

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