Any significant limitations to student editions of Maya?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Ride9650, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    hey all,

    taking a 3D modeling course at the moment and I was considering getting Maya so I would be able to work at home and not be stuck to working in the lab.

    I was just wondering if there were any significant limitations to purchasing a student edition. I know that the licensing agreement states it can't be used for anything other than educational purposes but I was wondering if there were any noticeable limitations like watermarks, or something that might ruin any work I'd do.

    Also, any chance someone might know where to get an older(also educational) version of Maya? My school computer store use to stock 2009, but doesn't any more. the 2010 price is pretty cheap for what it is, but it comes with alot of stuff I don't need at the moment(I am a beginner after all), and I can't seem to find it separately.

  2. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    I haven't used Maya Student edition for years, but I did think there was a limit on the output size along with a watermark (I could be wrong).

    You'd be much better off with 2010 IMHO, it would futureproof you for some time and you should be able to save/read 09 copies.

    Your best bet is to check the Autodesk Web Site they should have information about purchasing and getting in touch with a supplier.
  3. Ride9650 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    thanks for the input!
    I don't mind the output size, it is for a class after all, but a watermark? darn....not to sound mean, but I hope you're wrong!

    And its not that I mind getting the 2010 version, I just don't want the extra stuff that, not only is limited to running in Windows(not a big deal since I have a copy I can just bootcamp, but still a big hassle), but stuff I don't need for awhile.

    Anyone else able to provide a little more info?

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