Dashboard_avatar
Aug 07, 2009
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Hello,
I am a student who wants to purchase a copy of Maya Unlimited and I can't help but notice that the student edition is vastly less expensive (even the versions that have unlimited license) than the retail version. Now I only heard this from anecdotal sources but I never read it anywhere but am I to understand correctly that even though a student edition doesn't include a watermark that it is technically illegal to make work with it for commercial purposes (I repeat I am a student)?

I mean I find it hard to imagine how Autodesk would be able to enforce such a policy which is one reason to assume that this isn't true. But I of course one day want to be a serious artist with Maya as one of my primary tools and I need to have all of my bases covered.

-Badsearcher

Portretmd85x85
Aug 07, 2009
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Wolf_in_sheeps_clothing
Aug 07, 2009
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QUOTE(badsearcher @ 08/06/09, 10:28 PM) [snapback]312824[/snapback]
I mean I find it hard to imagine how Autodesk would be able to enforce such a policy which is one reason to assume that this isn't true. But I of course one day want to be a serious artist with Maya as one of my primary tools and I need to have all of my bases covered.


Their retailers enforce the policy in that you have to prove you are a student in order to buy a student copy.