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Kickstarter Friendly CAD Licensing [message #54672] Sun, 30 September 2012 20:17 UTC Go to next message
avatar amcintosh  is currently offline amcintosh
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I want to submit a project to KickStarter and use Shapeways to allow the backers to print a miniature for their evaluation purposes. This is expected to be something along the lines of http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378252804/251415984?tok en=a8f33841

I want to do photorealistic renderings. Shadows and reflections are a very nice touch. I want a manufacturer to be able to make the parts from the drawing files.

I want to be able to put these renderings and files online before I have made or received any payment.

I subscribe to the general idea that the project is not commercial before I receive any customer payments. I want to identify software that could be licensed under the terms of "Pay & Convert to Commercial License after KickStarter Funds"

I do have an educational license of a well known product, but the licensing approval is taking a bit of time, and I want to have Plan 2 handy. I would appr

I myself am not particularly sensitive to the cost of the license, as it will be paid out of KickStarter, but if other things are equal, I would go with a product that the community seems to desire.

Re: Kickstarter Friendly CAD Licensing [message #54678 is a reply to message #54672 ] Sun, 30 September 2012 20:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar JACANT  is currently offline JACANT
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Good luck on your project.
Did you realise that your models are currently available to be downloaded free?
If you want a free cad program try http://sourceforge.net/projects/free-cad/


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Re: Kickstarter Friendly CAD Licensing [message #54680 is a reply to message #54678 ] Sun, 30 September 2012 21:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar amcintosh  is currently offline amcintosh
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I do realize they are downloadable for free, but thanks for calling that out. I'm being stringent about "no income before KickStarter funds."
I hoped to be able to let people print them at 0 markup, but that seems to be an unresolved licensing issue with Autodesk Inventor, so I disabled printing.

Thanks for the link, I'm looking over that sight now.
Re: Kickstarter Friendly CAD Licensing [message #54687 is a reply to message #54680 ] Sun, 30 September 2012 23:22 UTC Go to previous message
avatar amcintosh  is currently offline amcintosh
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My project did load correctly from a .igs file and also a .step file.

I have followed the links contained in FreeCAD to http://hof.povray.org/ to see what the Point of View renderer is capable of. Oh, my...I'm in love.

[Updated on: Sun, 30 September 2012 23:51 UTC]


 
   
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