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Legal question about 3d max student license, exporting a mesh.


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#1 Scouting Ninja   Members   -  Reputation: 540

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:58 AM

I am inexperienced with a lot of laws regarding contracts.

 

The 3D Max student license agreement states that you can only use it for personal education and not for commercial use.

This obviously means I cant sell a mesh made with 3D Max under the student license, what happens if I import it to a other 3D modeling software?

 

If I import a 3D Max model into Blender it doesn't really load the model in, it rebuilds a mesh based on the mesh of the 3D Max model

does this mean it changes the license to Blender's license instead of the student license?

Can I now export the mesh with Blender and sell it?

If I did do this, how would thy ever know?



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:18 PM


If I did do this, how would thy ever know?
The intent of this type of clause is clear:

You can use the student edition for educational use.

 

If you are generating models for professional use, buy the professional version.

 

 

Will you be caught? Would anyone know?  That's like asking how fast you need to be speeding before getting a speeding ticket; the only reasonable answer anyone can give is to tell you not to break the rules to begin with.


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#3 Scouting Ninja   Members   -  Reputation: 540

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:55 PM

 


If I did do this, how would thy ever know?
The intent of this type of clause is clear:

You can use the student edition for educational use.

 

If you are generating models for professional use, buy the professional version.

 

 

Will you be caught? Would anyone know?  That's like asking how fast you need to be speeding before getting a speeding ticket; the only reasonable answer anyone can give is to tell you not to break the rules to begin with.

 

 

I guess I should have mentioned before that I have no intent on doing this, I own a commercial subscription for 3D Max for two more years.

Also I work as a 3d artist for a 3d simulation company and could still use it under the flexible licensing agreement, although I am not really clear if I am allowed to sell my models on my own with this license.

 

This question is for educational purposes.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:22 PM


This question is for educational purposes.

 

The answer was given for educational purposes.


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