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Autodesk not renewing Subscriptions
show user profile  msimecek
i got an email from Autodesk stating they were no longer going to renew subscriptions.

has anyone heard what this new plan will be? are they going to take the Adobe approach?
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7/18/2014 5:01:35 PM (last edit: 7/18/2014 5:01:35 PM)
show user profile  Nanne
I got an email in Swedish stating that from the 1st of February 2015 it will not be possible to buy upgrade licenses for their softwares.

Kristoffer Helander
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7/18/2014 5:12:49 PM (last edit: 7/18/2014 5:12:49 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
yeah....they are still dong subscriptions! In fact that is what they want you to do.....that is now the only way to get a discount upgrade.

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7/18/2014 5:13:35 PM (last edit: 7/18/2014 5:13:35 PM)
show user profile  msimecek
if so i wonder how this would affect render farms.
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7/18/2014 6:02:17 PM (last edit: 7/18/2014 6:02:17 PM)
show user profile  Mack_Blariah
Autodesk is going the way of Games Workshop, and if they don't pull their collective heads out they're going to run straight into a financial wall.
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7/19/2014 8:59:43 AM (last edit: 7/19/2014 8:59:43 AM)
show user profile  jareu
Games Workshop?

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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7/19/2014 10:07:45 AM (last edit: 7/19/2014 10:07:45 AM)
show user profile  Mack_Blariah
The company that makes Warhammer. They seem hellbent on pissing off all of their customers and dealers.
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7/19/2014 10:45:20 AM (last edit: 7/19/2014 10:45:20 AM)
show user profile  reeves1984
I don't think Autodesk have any issues with finances. They could drop all their entertainment part and carry on fine.

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
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7/21/2014 3:19:11 PM (last edit: 7/21/2014 3:19:11 PM)
show user profile  3joez
The announcement was known months ago. Price vs quality is not justified, to me, and with that, 3dsMax is going to get even worse.
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7/21/2014 4:20:56 PM (last edit: 7/21/2014 4:20:56 PM)
show user profile  Boing
They jacked their subscription price up a couple of years ago pretty substantially, now they cancel upgrades. I hate getting brow beaten into this kind of shit so I just cancelled my subscription, if enough do the same they will backtrack, if people keep buying they will keep screwing them over.

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7/25/2014 2:29:17 PM (last edit: 7/25/2014 2:29:17 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I wish Autodesk would use some of the vast Sales and Marketing budget to make Max a better product, rather than spending all the hours of the day rubbing their greedy little hands together, working out how to get more money out of customers.

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7/25/2014 2:45:36 PM (last edit: 7/25/2014 2:45:36 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that AD is going to eventually move to the subscription model like Adobe did with their products.

For instance, AE is available for 20 dollars a month or you can spend 1k on a perpetual license. You figure it takes 3 years for you to reach 1k by paying 20 USD a month and by that time you'd probably want to upgrade anyway.

This weeds out the folks that are still working in 3ds 2009 and more or less pushes everyone to stay current (and pay more in the long run).

At least that's what I think we'll see happen.

- Portfolio-

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7/25/2014 6:56:16 PM (last edit: 7/25/2014 6:56:16 PM)
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