How to convert a houdini hipnc to hiplc

How to convert a houdini hipnc to hiplc

I recently upgraded to Houdini Indie. Unforuntately, I was not able to open my work that I originally created through Houdini Apprentice.

The file format supported by Houdini Indie is hiplc (lc stands for limited commercial). If you open a hipnc file (non-commercial) inside of Houdini Indie, it will just instead open it through Houdini Apprentice and you will not be allowed to use any of the Indie features.

Thankfully, there is a way to convert between hipnc and hiplc.

https://www.orbolt.com/upgrade-houdini-files

This sounds like it is only available for a limited time, but from links pointing it dating back to late 2014 it seems to be as old as 2 years old.

Either it is still supported by sidefx or the conversion between hipnc and hiplc is so trivial that their conversion tool still works years later.

 

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