We are all familiar with the unfortunate (to say the least) decision of Autodesk to abandon perpetual licenses of individual products and sell only monthly or annual subscriptions.
I was wondering if there is any chance of getting my hands on a OLDER version of 3DS Max with a perpetual license. Let’s say I can do without the LATEST version of the program, but I could work with 3DS Max 2014 for example. Do I have any luck on finding a copy on a local or online reseller or something?
I mean, I don’t really know exactly how this licensing thing works. Is there any chance of me walking into an old computer shop and finding a (dusty) box on a shelf with a DVD of 3DS Max 2014 and a serial number that I could use to activate it and it would work? Forever? Or any copy receives a new serial number on-the-fly thus automatically receiving a NEW ‘rental’ license?
Apart from that scenario, the only way to find a perpetual license of a previous version is finding someone who has bought it in the past, for some reason changed profession and doesn’t need it anymore and convince him to transfer the license to you? Is that possible?