Autodesk has announced that it will shortly introduce pay-as-you-go licensing. Named Autodesk Flex, it allows companies to purchase tokens that can be exchanged for 24 hours of software use. 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox and Flame are included alongside many other AEC and manufacturing applications.
The number of tokens required to activate software for 24 hours varies, but for 3ds Max and Maya is 6 tokens per day. The smallest number of tokens that can be purchased is a bundle of 500 for $1500. At this pricing, a day’s use costs $18, though token prices reduce if more are purchased.
The new licensing is not designed to replace subscriptions which remain much more cost-effective for regular use, but is instead designed to give access to software that may only be used infrequently.
Read more on the Autodesk website.