I am trying to buy 3ds max 2011 as my budget doesn't allow me to get latest version. Is there any chance to do it?
I contact resellers in UK and all of them told me that they are not allow to sell older versions? It is licence that they sign with Autodesk. Is it a true?
There is 1000's of webiste that offer OEM versions. But I know that buying OEM version without equipment is still illigal.
What I can do in my situation? I have only £500 for it.
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Hi l.lozowski9922 and welcome to our community.
Autodesk and its resellers only sell the latest version of our products.
As DarrenP mentioned, if you are enrolled in an educational institution you can download our software for free from the Education Community.
My apologies for the delay of our response. With regard to your inquiry below, please note that the software (student license from Education Community) is for personal use only. You will find it here. You may coordinate with one of our Authorized Reseller, they would be able to assist you further on what would be the best possible option based on your needs. Make sure to inform them what you intend to do with your product and inquire about Educational Licenses.
Thank you very much for your help.
Can I record what I am doing in Educational version and post it for free to internet? Am I breaking the licence then?
Unfortunately resellers in UK are not very well inform and they cannot advice me very well. The only thing that they keep saying is pay £3500 and you can do whatever you want. They cannot answer, how I can become educational facility. I know somebody who may help me, but it is a shame that people who are getting paid for it, cannot help.
I receive an email from this forum, that if I buy 2013 I will have an access to 2010,11,12. I don't need them. I need only one copy of 2011. That's all. It is ridiculous licence that do not allow resellers to sell older versions. I think that it is up to customer what he would like to use. It is like not being allow to buy a car in 2012 that's been manufactured in 2011. ??? Not everybody has £3500 just like that. You are cutting people access to this software. I can still buy Windows XP or even 98 if I need it. Legal. So why not 3ds max? You produce something and throw it to the bin.
It looks like I can only afford to buy ZBrush (£400) and Photoshop (£300). I am left with £300+. I will not have a money for 3ds max. Sorry guys, you are too expensive for individuals.
You can post work created with an educational license to the internet, as long as there isn't any profit generated (sales, advertising, etc..).
Back to your previous inquiry, *Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license and services agreement that accompanies the software. The software is for personal use for education purposes and is not intended for classroom or lab use.* Using the free software to teach where you're compensated for your instructing time would definitely violate the above.
With that being said we do offer discounted licenses to educational institutions, however I'm sure that there is a set of parameters that must be filled to qualify. An Educational Resller would be able to tell you more on that.
Lastly, for education and commercial licenses, we do offer an annual subscription service, of which one of the benefits is access to previous version licenses.
Hope I answered everything / feel free to let us know if you have any additional questions.
Thank you very much for your answer. I finally found information that I was looking for. I need to "process" them now and see what I will come out with.
Many thanks for your help.