“I wish Naiad wasn’t $7k,” commented one viewer when igorslayerk posted this scene test on YouTube. Developer Exotic Matter has just granted that wish, cutting the price of the fluid simulator by nearly $2,000.
It’s been a busy month for Exotic Matter. Last week, the developer announced a free non-commercial edition of its Naiad fluid simulator and hinted at a price cut in the next, multi-platform release of the software.
Today, Exotic Matter has announced that new price: $5,500 for a full licence, including one year’s free upgrades and online support – down almost $2,000 on Naiad’s original price.
Quarterly rental and subscription options are also available.
Existing users don’t lose out either: Exotic Matter has announced that it will automatically double their licences free of charge, and credit the difference in price towards future purchases of Naiad.
A to-the-point statement on the company’s website reads: “Our existing customers are very precious to Exotic Matter. Those who invested in our product and technology early on will be rewarded by our new prices (as opposed to ripped off).”