Maya Student Discounts – How Much Can You Save With The Student Edition of Maya?
Let’s face it…life as a student is expensive enough, right! You’ve got to pay tuition fees, accommodation, textbooks, and not to mention copious amounts of takeaways, alcohol and nights out
So it’s no wonder that folks who are involved in animation, visual effects or design and are using high-end software packages, want to see if there are any significant savings to be had by obtaining a student discount…
Since many companies have (thankfully!) realised that the students of today are the pioneers and professionals of tomorrow they have begun providing full working versions of their softwares at MASSIVE discounts especially for students.
The Maya Student Edition is no different, so…how much of a discount is Autodesk providing with the Maya Student version?
2 Licensing Options
The size of the Maya student discount depends primarily on which license type you choose, since they are 2:
- a 13 Month license
- a Perpetual license (no expiry date)
The 13 month license costs around $150 and the perpetual license costs around $350 (depending on where you buy it from – the cheapest place I’ve found is here).
Let’s not forget that the Maya Student edition is a fully working version of Maya Unlimited (not the Complete edition), meaning it has all the high-end advanced stuff like dynamics, hair, fur, and matchmove tracking.
Autodesk also bundles the Maya Student version with educational editions of the following:
- 3d Studio Max
- Softimage XSI
- Sketchbook Pro
…which means you are getting a massive discount.
How Big A Discount Is It?
Well let’s approximate the prices on the commercial versions of all the software, add them all together and see what we get:
- Maya ($4,000)
- 3d Studio Max ($4,000)
- Softimage XSI ($3,800)
- Motionbuilder ($5,000)
- Mudbox ($1,000)
- Sketchbook Pro ($100)
Total = $17,900
(The above prices are guides only…please consult Autodesk Store and Escape Studios store for more accurate info on the commercial licenses)
Now, when you consider that you are getting access to all that software for a maximum of $350…then you can see it’s a pretty big discount.
Obviously, the Maya student edition comes with certain restrictions, which I talk more about here ==> Maya Student Edition Restrictions
If you’re looking to purchase the Maya Academic Version then this site has the best deals I’ve seen so far on the net ==> Maya Student Discount