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Autodesk Introduces Pay-as-You-Go Access to Content Creation Tools

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LR-Rental InfographicAutodesk customers will now be able to pay as they go for all of the company’s latest Design and Creation Suites, including Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya and the new Autodesk Maya LT.

As of Sept. 16, customers will be able to purchase access to a range of Autodesk desktop software on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis, in addition to traditional licenses.

Customers who choose pay-as-you-go options will receive similar benefits to Autodesk Subscription customers, including staying current with the latest product updates, access to select Autodesk 360 cloud services and basic support.

“Our customers wanted more choices and flexibility in how they access our portfolio of design, engineering and entertainment creation tools,” said Andrew Anagnost, senior vice president of industry strategy and marketing at Autodesk. “We expect rental plans to be attractive across all the industries we serve, especially for freelancers, start-ups or businesses that are project-based in nature. This model allows customers to compete with the highest quality, industry leading software, while using only what they need when they need it.”

“It’s no secret; it has been a challenging time to be in the visual effects business,”said Will Cohen, CEO and executive producer from U.K.-based VFX start-up Milk. “Everyone needs to rethink the business model, and Autodesk launching rental plans will really help change the industry. Having scalability – the flexibility to easily ramp up or back depending on the project – means we can better compete in the modern visual effects industry.”

The new rental plans apply to a range of products, including Autodesk AutoCAD Design Suite, AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite, AutoCAD Revit LT Suite, Building Design Suite, Entertainment Creation Suite, Factory Design Suite, Infrastructure Design Suite, Plant Design Suite, Product Design Suite, as well as Maya, 3ds Max and Maya LT.

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