Originally Posted by ralvord
No one is debating the commercial vs non-commercial. Your point earlier about a student spending $800 for something so that they can be familiar with it enough to walk into company ready was the focus of the discussion. My point still stands. I don't know many students willing and/or able to spend $800 on something they can get for free right now or use in the college they're already paying for.
When you employ the students that have learned to use Maya they'll need a commercial licence to work with...and creating commercial models for indie games.
they is referring to the employers not the students obviously..however with english you could read it as the students i suppose...crossed wires by the looks of it.