I’ve recently done some work experience with a film production company, and though the work didn’t involve any 3D graphics, they are now thinking of making it a part of their business. Knowing that 3D graphics is my speciality, they have asked me if I would be interested in working on their next project. The problem however, is that since I only have an educational trial license of 3DS Max, they will have to buy a commercial license for themselves for me to use.
After having a look online I noticed some websites selling copies of 3D Studio and Maya for as little as $300. Knowing that a commercial license of either Max or Maya usualy costs about $3500, I can't help but think something fishy is going on here. I'm just wondering if anybody here has had any experience buying a commercial license of either 3DS or Maya. Are the super cheap versions available on the internet legitimate, with legitimate licenses? Do they have some kind of restriction attached to them? Or are they some sort of scam?