yes, it was an iclone vendor but not bringing this up to cause issues about them and their software,
only the concept of models being only for use in one software by demand of their seller
it is the main reason I do not use very much iClone content in iClone BTW
I want to use my purchases in ALL my software depending on what I want to do.
For example, I recently discovered Houdini which has cool fluids and imports Daz figures animated as FBX, (and other inc secret beta stuff) would love to learn how to make fluid sims with them as part of a video, would not render my whole movie in it, just that bit, and so on.
As you know I am also privy to the thread/forum in question due to being on the Beta testers list. Having read through the whole thread (wow what a `debate`!) I can see that things are getting a little personal over there :(
One thing I will say is that I fully agree with you regarding `content flow` during production.
Some programs (of the lower end budget) do not have all the `tools` needed to complete a project from start to finish inside that single App. To gain the final look of your intened production you need to use various programs, and therefore need to be able to import/export that content from one app to another in the most seemless way possible!
You dont pay road tax on a car for each state you visit do you?
I feel that if you pay for a product/liscence then as a paying customer you should be freely able to use it in ANY program you choose! (as long as you have PAID for the right to do so!, and maybe even give credit where it is due at the end of your production!). This way the seller gets paid for his/her hard work, they get free advertising and their product gets a good reputation via word of mouth right?
Just my view on the subject of some valid (some NOT so valid) worries!