3ds Max Indie to be available “worldwide” from August 7, 2020
We’re getting reports from readers that Autodesk has sent out emails announcing 3ds Max Indie will be available “worldwide” from August 7, 2020.
According to the emails, Indie licenses will launch on August 7 in the following countries: Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Australia, India, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and China.
Some users have already pointed out that this is not truly “worldwide”, but in a post of the Facebook group Stack, Autodesk’s Chip Weatherman adds “From what I understand, the rollout will include more countries over time. This is the next batch of countries where we’ve gotten legal ‘clearance'”, so we can expect more soon.
The Indie versions of Max are fully featured with no restrictions on render size, file format, plugins etc. There is a limit of only one indie license per business in addition to a revenue cap of $100,000 (which will vary by country). The price for Max Indie is ~$250 USD per year, other locations will vary (in the UK for example it is ~£275).
There’s no official announcement on Autodesk’s sites at the moment, as soon as more information becomes available the post will be updated.