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Laticis
04-16-2011, 11:11 AM
I suppose if you were ever thinking of buying Fusion now would be the time.

http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Default.aspx

As well as upgrade.

I have never used compositing software but since the purchase of Lightwave10 I can see a use for it in the future.

Should I jump on this band wagon? (Considering the price)

NOTE: also posted at Liberty 3D
http://www.liberty3d.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=595&p=3922#p3922

Lightwolf
04-16-2011, 11:26 AM
Should I jump on this band wagon? (Considering the price)

Double check with them to see if that (later on) requires the "normal" subscription or the subscription +.
The normal subscription is a lot cheaper in the long run.

Cheers,
Mike

Laticis
04-16-2011, 11:37 AM
Hi Mike,

thanks for the heads up.

Dexter2999
04-16-2011, 12:24 PM
Yeah, I made the leap and bought Fusion last year. I had wanted it so bad for so long.
Unfortunately, I find I haven't been doing anything that requires it. And I can't afford the subscription fees to keep it updated. (Then again is it necessary to keep it updated if I'm not using it?)

I guess what I am getting at is, $1,000 is tidy sum of cash (for me anyway) make sure you have a NEED for the product before you buy.

Laticis
04-16-2011, 12:47 PM
I'm in the process of downloading the LE...and will thoroughly test as much as I can.

$1000 is a hefty cost right now, no doubt, and the continuing subscription will add to that, but if I read correctly it normally retails for about $4500, so it could save quite a few dollars in the long run. Then there is also AfterEffects for the same price tag of around $1000.

But you nailed with the word NEED........I don't NEED it right now, I do WANT it...but will I USE it enough to justify the dollars ?

"And I can't afford the subscription fees to keep it updated." This is also a cost that may to tough to bare on top off existing software that requires update.

I suppose the big question is

Can I make this software pay for itself in the future?

The answer will depend on alot.

Titus
04-16-2011, 05:37 PM
I suppose if you were ever thinking of buying Fusion now would be the time.

http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Default.aspx

As well as upgrade.

I have never used compositing software but since the purchase of Lightwave10 I can see a use for it in the future.

Should I jump on this band wagon? (Considering the price)

NOTE: also posted at Liberty 3D
http://www.liberty3d.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=595&p=3922#p3922

With this subscription you''re stuck to one version, and have to pay more for the upgrades. But the price is good and there's a chance you can pay for it with your next job. I don't think Fusion changes much with every version, 5 to 6 basically brings stereoscopy tools.

Lightwolf
04-16-2011, 05:43 PM
I don't think Fusion changes much with every version, 5 to 6 basically brings stereoscopy tools.
Ouch:
http://www.vfxpedia.com/index.php?title=Eyeon:Manual/Fusion_6/Changes_since_Fusion_5.3
(and that's excluding 6.1)
RoI/DoD only get a few lines in the list but it's massive. Plus the 3D part has been revamped.

...just saying. ;)

Cheers,
Mike

jeric_synergy
04-16-2011, 06:00 PM
I've purchased many a piece of software, never to use it. That's a bad feeling.

Don't buy until you NEED it, not just WANT it.

Titus
04-16-2011, 07:21 PM
Ouch:
http://www.vfxpedia.com/index.php?title=Eyeon:Manual/Fusion_6/Changes_since_Fusion_5.3
(and that's excluding 6.1)
RoI/DoD only get a few lines in the list but it's massive. Plus the 3D part has been revamped.

...just saying. ;)

Cheers,
Mike

Err, your point?

Titus
04-16-2011, 07:36 PM
I bought Fusion 6.1 using a Spinquad offer, being the price the same a this one. Last year had a dry in projects but the first commercial paid for the software, however I don't feel the need to upgrade to 6.2 for the moment, even though I know will be paid with the next project (or couple of mini-projects). The OpenCL adoption in 6.2 looks good but will need to upgrade graphic card too, so this means more money.

Lightwolf
04-17-2011, 06:04 AM
Err, your point?
That it brought a lot more than just stereo.

Cheers,
Mike