Student vs. Student/Teacher edition



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    On 26/09/2012 at 09:14, xxxxxxxx wrote:

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    I see that Maxon have released a student/teacher edition to join the free student edition. I think this is new, isn't it? And I think it's a great idea.

    But... I have a question which follows on from this thread - https://plugincafe.maxon.net/topic/6410/6875_check-for-free-student-version - in which Matthias indicated that commercial plugins needed to test for the SYSTEMINFO_STUDENT bit if we didn't want our plugs to run in the free student edition. That was fine. Well, fine for new plugs anyway, not so fine for pre-existing ones that would run in the demo version.

    But now the student/teacher edition says serial-dependent plugs ARE supported. So presumably the SYSTEMINFO_STUDENT bit is not set in this version. Is the SYSTEMINFO_SAVEABLEDEMO bit set in this version? Because if it is, a lot of commercial plugins won't run in the student/teacher edition, despite it being said that they will, because they are coded not to run in the demo version. Or is there yet another SYSTEMINFO bit for this version?

    Could Maxon support provide some clarification please? Otherwise there is the risk of new purchasers buying the student/teacher edition and then finding that the plugins they buy won't work.

    Steve



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    On 02/10/2012 at 01:31, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Hi Steve,

    Here's the information I got from the developers.

    The Student edition (free) has SYSTEMINFO_SAVEABLEDEMO and SYSTEMINFO_STUDENT set: it does not support serialized plugins.
    The Student/Teacher is a multi-license classroom version that is no different than a regular CINEMA 4D multi-license but at a strongly discounted price: it allows serialized plugins and has neither SYSTEMINFO_SAVEABLEDEMO nor SYSTEMINFO_STUDENT set.



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    On 02/10/2012 at 03:45, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Thanks for that clarification.  Just to clarify further, by "multi-license", I assume that (inherently) also means that that version uses the License Server(?).

    Keith



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    On 02/10/2012 at 05:23, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Thank you Yannick, that is extremely helpful. Keith's question is very relevant though, and it would indeed be helpful to have that confirmed.

    Steve


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