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My issues with 3.0's 3D export paywall

July 9, 2019 at 2:06am

My issues with 3.0's 3D export paywall

July 9, 2019 at 2:06am
I've been using Vectary for over a year. I understand that many people have been using it far longer, but I still adored the program. It jumpstarted my hobby of 3D modelling, and carried it to great heights. It was easy, versatile, and best of all, free. I could create countless models within Vectary's convenient browser program, and export them to blender for further work without having to worry about money getting in the way. This is why I was so confused when the 3.0 update finally dropped, and I found the export button locked behind the premium plan.
Now don't get me wrong, as it is, paying $9 per month for a program as versatile as Vectary is a fantastic deal, especially considering how hilariously overpriced most professional 3D programs are. It's also a huge improvement over the premium plan's old price of $19 per month. The problem is that I'm being charged for something that I had been using for free for months. The paywall came out of nowhere, and I found that almost all of my unfinished projects, that I could edit freely only hours earlier, had been locked away from me. The ones that were spared this treatment, however, were bound to the confines of the Vectary editor.
I don't want to sound whiny, but this decision thoroughly confuses me. Instead of limiting the existing free plan, why not add new features to premium? One thing's for certain, which is that having all of your works in progress taken from you and dropped behind a paywall is not a pleasant experience, which is something I feel that many pre-3.0 free plan users can agree with. This isn't a declaration of war or anything silly like that, it's just a long overdue statement of my criticisms to the revisions given to the free plan. If anybody is willing to work something out, I'd be elated to talk.

July 9, 2019 at 2:34am
There are many complains here and on other blogs about Vectary moving to a paid tier with a limited functionally. Unfortunately, their answer is that they have added other features which are useless due to the lack of the main objectives of the program. Although, I agree the monthly fee is not much but the concept of advertising it for years as a free program and suddenly dropping it to a paid tier was not the best move.
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