In a statement announced by Maxon on July 20, Redshift, one of its GPU production renderer for DCC applications including 3ds Max, Blender, Cinema 4D, Houdini and Maya, is “transitioning to a subscription product”.
The upcoming changes will take place on August 30, 2021, at which time the Redshift perpetual license will no longer be available.
| New Licensing Model
Instead of having access to perpetual license, the new licensing model will be a monthly or annual subscription.
Users who have a valid annual maintenance agreement can continue to have access to all released Redshift versions before the expiration date. Meanwhile, the annual maintenance agreement can be renewed up to August 31, 2023 with a maximum expiration of August 31, 2024.
Newly purchased Redshift license users will have one year of maintenance. During this period, users can choose to switch to a subscription or extend your annual maintenance agreement to the maximum expiration date of August 31, 2024.
| Part of Maxon Ecosystem
All the existing Redshift accounts will be transferred to the MyMaxon system as part of the Maxon ecosystem, and the Licenses purchased after August 30th will be entitled through MyMaxon.
Redshift will become a new version for all host instead of a Cinema 4D-only version.
The specific price of the subscription has not yet been announced. For more information, please review the Redshift Subscription FAQ.