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MEGA_VKNG
Joined: Dec 23, 2013


Posted: Jan 26, 2015 08:04 PM    Msg. 1 of 16       
I had to do a system restore so now i'm stuck on how to get 3DS Max 2013 and all the other autodesk software I used. I heard student licenses require an edu email now, something I do not have. help would be appreciated.


MatthewDratt
Joined: Sep 11, 2010

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Posted: Jan 26, 2015 08:24 PM    Msg. 2 of 16       
Message me

Autodesk student is the only free way to do it. So uh, go to college?
Edited by MatthewDratt on Jan 26, 2015 at 08:31 PM


MEGA_VKNG
Joined: Dec 23, 2013


Posted: Jan 26, 2015 08:37 PM    Msg. 3 of 16       
Quote: --- Original message by: MatthewDratt

Message me

Autodesk student is the only free way to do it. So uh, go to college?
Edited by MatthewDratt on Jan 26, 2015 at 08:31 PM


I'll reinstall xfire and skype and message you sometime during the week, right now i have to work on a school project and im on my mac so i don't have any of that stuff :l


R93_Sniper
Joined: Feb 13, 2011

When in Doubt, RUN!


Posted: Jan 26, 2015 09:17 PM    Msg. 4 of 16       
http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/all

you can fake the info iirc.


EmmanuelCD
Joined: Jan 7, 2015

End my suffering


Posted: Jan 26, 2015 09:41 PM    Msg. 5 of 16       
You can try gmax, thats what im using, but if you really want 3ds max I think you can try searching google, try looking for the 2010 edition


R93_Sniper
Joined: Feb 13, 2011

When in Doubt, RUN!


Posted: Jan 26, 2015 09:45 PM    Msg. 6 of 16       
gmax will shoot you in the foot with limitations. max 8 is ideal for CE, but you can use 2014 to get near identical results


MEGA_VKNG
Joined: Dec 23, 2013


Posted: Jan 26, 2015 09:45 PM    Msg. 7 of 16       
Quote: --- Original message by: R93_Sniper
http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/all

you can fake the info iirc.


What do you mean? as in creating a fake edu account?

EDIT: Nevermind, it seems I'm able to do it fine. now to go bug my dad about the adobe software he got me :l
Edited by VKNG on Jan 26, 2015 at 09:50 PM


BKTiel
Joined: Mar 18, 2014

strong independent bird needs no cage


Posted: Jan 26, 2015 10:26 PM    Msg. 8 of 16       
Adobe software is so terribly overpriced.

I'm about a hundred bucks poorer for a gimped version of photoshop that insists on trying to hold my hand. At least it's better than their new subscription model, I guess.


sparky
Joined: Jun 27, 2009

Jesus is a friend to the vindictive sociopath


Posted: Jan 27, 2015 09:12 AM    Msg. 9 of 16       

Edited by sparky on Aug 20, 2015 at 01:38 PM


MEGA_VKNG
Joined: Dec 23, 2013


Posted: Jan 27, 2015 07:27 PM    Msg. 10 of 16       
Quote: --- Original message by: Joker

Can you shut up about zeus.


for once i agree. its annoying. this is a thread about 3ds max. not some scam or whatever it is.


Super Flanker
Joined: Oct 5, 2012

The length of your life depends on my aim.


Posted: Jan 28, 2015 07:07 AM    Msg. 11 of 16       
You can try xforce.......


Higuy
Joined: Mar 6, 2007

@lucasgovatos


Posted: Jan 28, 2015 08:59 AM    Msg. 12 of 16       
Quote: --- Original message by: BKTiel
Adobe software is so terribly overpriced.

I'm about a hundred bucks poorer for a gimped version of photoshop that insists on trying to hold my hand. At least it's better than their new subscription model, I guess.


Gimp is good if you need something that's really cheap and can do basic things.

Photoshop CC is a decent subscription plan. 10 dollars a month (120 a year)for an extremely good program, as opposed to paying 600 for a retail version of CS6. They provide new features quite regularly too, and the things you can do with it are almost limitless.

What is overpriced is Autodesk software. Especially 3Ds Max. The subscription model is outrageous compared to even their own Maya subscription program (indie one anyway) and many other industry standard programs that Autodesk does not own.


Super Flanker
Joined: Oct 5, 2012

The length of your life depends on my aim.


Posted: Jan 28, 2015 09:16 AM    Msg. 13 of 16       
I couldn't agree more.

I was once told by an instructor that these companies over price there software to entice poorer people into a college just to get a free 1 yr subscription.

Basically the colleges or educational institutions pay autodesk a fee to autodesk for getting the ppl who want the software to join the colleges.

This weird cycle almost always is 100% fruitful since 7/10 people don't just join a college to get autodesk for free and are highly likely to pay to enroll in other courses the colleges have to offer.


The one way out of this is if you know a guy who knows a guy, whose girl friend went out with a guy who is related to a guy who works @ autodesk and can get you a subscription plan for free.

Having said that, I have payed full price for autodesk software, and I only did so to clear my conscience since in my early years I used a keygen to see if the software really was worth it.


So technically I stole to see if it was any good, and it wasn't as good for the price but I still payed.


savinpvtmike
Joined: Apr 18, 2010

It's heavily inserted


Posted: Jan 28, 2015 10:02 AM    Msg. 14 of 16       
Quote: --- Original message by: EmmanuelCD
You can try gmax, thats what im using,
g max eww
Edited by savinpvtmike on Jan 28, 2015 at 04:36 PM


Higuy
Joined: Mar 6, 2007

@lucasgovatos


Posted: Jan 28, 2015 02:05 PM    Msg. 15 of 16       
Quote: --- Original message by: SS Flanker
I couldn't agree more.

I was once told by an instructor that these companies over price there software to entice poorer people into a college just to get a free 1 yr subscription.

Basically the colleges or educational institutions pay autodesk a fee to autodesk for getting the ppl who want the software to join the colleges.

This weird cycle almost always is 100% fruitful since 7/10 people don't just join a college to get autodesk for free and are highly likely to pay to enroll in other courses the colleges have to offer.


The one way out of this is if you know a guy who knows a guy, whose girl friend went out with a guy who is related to a guy who works @ autodesk and can get you a subscription plan for free.

Having said that, I have payed full price for autodesk software, and I only did so to clear my conscience since in my early years I used a keygen to see if the software really was worth it.


So technically I stole to see if it was any good, and it wasn't as good for the price but I still payed.


Unless they decrease the subscription plan price of Max it's better to just buy a license that will last you indefinitely. Might as well do it soon too because there is rumors circulating that they are switching to a subscription only program in the coming year.

Quote: --- Original message by: savinpvtmike
Quote: --- Original message by: EmmanuelCD
You can try gmax, thats what im using,
glad eww


For all intentful purposes, GMax isn't really that bad. It's just a really early version of max, and if your trying to see if you like modeling or not, its a good route to try out.


PRPatxi
Joined: Oct 30, 2010

Dennis, free me from this suffering


Posted: Jan 28, 2015 04:16 PM    Msg. 16 of 16       
If you still need 3ds Max drop me a msg in Xfire. I suggest you try Houdini, Rhinoceros or MODO as well.

 

 
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