I had complained about tS's price...

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I had complained about tS's price... // Rants and Raves

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Post by Plum // Jul 24, 2008, 4:43am

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...but now I guess it's time to "put up or shut up". Y'know, with the price of tS 7.6 being FREE. Sounds like a good price for me! :)

My love of Caligari has been renewed...or at least re-kindled. ;)

Of course, the timeing sucks...my old computer MB & RAM fried, my new computer isn't here yet, and I'm right in the middle of moving. *sigh* I guess there's always next month to really get into tS 7.6! :)

Post by wigmo // Jul 25, 2008, 2:35am

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I had been in the same boat. I am actually thankful I didn't break down and buy 7.5 during one of their specials. I still don't like the new UI, but I don't like Maya's either and 7.6 is the better deal.

Post by sj41 // Jul 25, 2008, 8:45am

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I, too, balked at the price of tS 7. I stuck with tS 6.6 and looked at several other 3D programs. But who can complain about "free"? So I'm trying out 7.6 and remembering how much I hated the User Interface -- it gives Blender a run for the title of most-difficult-to-learn, especially since you have to learn both Model and Workspace interfaces. Other than that, 7.6 looks pretty good.

Post by the3dgm // Jul 28, 2008, 3:05pm

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I owned tS 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and quit at 5.1 when they wanted even more money for 5.2 and you guys lasted to 6.6. . .good for you!!! :D

Post by Burnart // Jul 28, 2008, 6:21pm

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I didn't even get into ts until 6.6! I'm glad about free 7.6 though and the courses. As far as the ui goes - I think that I'm pretty familiar with 6.6 now but I do prefer the workspace side in terms of feel. I reckon 6.6 had too many icons tucked away but workspace with the side array of libraries panels etc makes a lot of sense particularly when that approach is reasonably standard in a whole variety of graphics programs in 3d and 2d. (As far as blender goes - I have never been able to do anything in it - its the epitome of user unfriendly I reckon :D) .

Post by systemtyrant // Aug 24, 2008, 9:15am

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The upgrade price of TS 7 effectively ended my use of trueSpace. To say I felt like the company alienated my loyalty is an understatement, but that was then and this is now. TS 7.6 is free. Can't beat that price.

Post by W!ZARD // Aug 26, 2008, 4:47am

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Price has never been relevant to me - I've never really understood why it should be an issue - you want to bang in a nail you gotta buy a hammer - you recover the cost of that hammer in the price you charge for your first house/boat/piece-of-furniture or whatever.

I do what I do for the love of it - and there is no love in counting pennies. As a result, people offer me money/goods/services and trade for the fruits of my love. The money I have spent of computer software and hardware has been repaid many times over - without me even trying to make money.

Computer graphics - and particularly 3d computer graphics - is a massive growth industry today - if you can't make money from it somewhere then look at your product and how you market it, not at the cost of the hammer that you use to build it.

Heck now you are being given the hammer for free - it does not get much better than that!

Post by David Chojnacki // Oct 29, 2008, 7:28am

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Gee I feel kinda stupid for spending all that cash to upgrade..... :(

Post by splinters // Oct 29, 2008, 9:29am

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What do you mean about the UI...it is lovely...;)

And you can always customize it to suit your own needs.

Post by ivampretti // Oct 29, 2008, 9:41am

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My case is the best!:D:D:D I played just for fun with the 3.2 when it became free a long time ago, I saw in a magazine here in brazil. In April of 2008 I had the luck of start working with 3d animation, I used the 3.2 to begin. I never bought any version of TS, but always loved the program. When I receive the email saying that the latest version now is free... OH MY GOSH, I jumped of happyness :p:p.

Now I work with the 7.6 selling short 3d animations for CST Arcelor. So thats why I posted the water fluid simulator for free, I won too much with Caligari, its the minimal I could do.:jumpy:

Post by DanX // Oct 30, 2008, 1:17pm

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I am sorry to see my favorite 3d package being given away for free for Caligari’s sake. I purchased version 7 when it was released and gladly paid less than half the price of all the other comparable packages on the market. But I am glad to see others getting the opportunity to get into 3d by making it free and don’t feel betrayed by Caligari for doing such a marvelous thing for the community .

I just hope that Caligari will not give up and will again produce a new product that will blow the socks off of the competition and continue to give us the tools we need to bring our dreams to life at a fair price. So to sum up! Thanks Caligari for all you have done for the community over the years. You are workmen worthy of your hire.

Post by scabrat // Dec 31, 2008, 8:59am

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This was definately good news for me, I first saw truespace as a freebie at v3, I then bought version 5 and used that for a while, I then took a long lay off from computer art, and have just started again so I went to the site to check out the latest and upgrade options. Needless to say, I nearly fell off my chair when I saw 7.6 was now free. It took a good few minutes and some exploring araound the site for it to sink in. I'm now just trying to catch up with everything I have forgotten, along with the new features.
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