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>forgot that you're using a cracked version
>send crash report to autodesk
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>sending crash reports ever
COMPUTER INFILTRATED BY THE GUBBERMENS GOOD JOB IDITARD
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>>665915
>not blocking connection
>not using student license
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>>665915
>sending crash report
Just restart the damn thing. Not like the give a shit what you think.
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>>665915
oh yeah fucktard
a SWAT team will be breaking your door any second now
just kys
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Chill, OP. They may even be happy about another bug report to help them improve their product.
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Keep this handy anon, you might need it!

https://scottandscottllp.com/top-tips-for-responding-to-an-autodesk-audit/
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> tfw launch your cracked version for the first time and see the Help tab
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>>665915
>>665985
>Autodesk legal department starting a lawsuit audition procedure for software license infringement in anons mother basement
Just only one case like that being confirmed would make the entire pirate user base to thrown out all their autodesk products and replace them with Blender.
Blender foundation would throw a party with champagne and whores in that day.
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>>666002
Keep dreaming, Blendie.
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>>666002
Nah, it'd just make people who want to learn 3D give up entirely and boycott all programs.

It may not kill Autodesk, but hey! At least we'd stop having these "Is X better than Y threads" on /3/ (or really, just /3/ in general would be shut down)
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>>666002
Happens all the time. Settlements contain NDA clauses. If you haven't been audited it's because you don't make enough money to cover the time it would cost Autodesk's legal department to go after you.
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>>666019
Yes and no. If they audited a business and found they had a licensing infringement (e.g. employee using a legal personal copy for work), they'd bury it after an agreement with the company.

Now if they audited a company (or individual) and found pirated software, they have no reason not to disclose that. In fact it'd likely be seen as beneficial, firing a warning shot. RIAA and the MPAA among others have done just that historically, charging what amounts to a randomly selected person and inflating their charges into the stratosphere to garner attention.
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>>666035
They only go after people that they can get money out of. Legal departments, just like any other department has a budget and they are expected to maximize returns on their budget. Making an example out of someone is costly and unlikely to increase revenue(this about revenue not stopping piracy). Quietly auditing people and businesses that can pay does work out very well for Autodesk. Since it's quiet people keep pirating, thinking it's safe, nothing happens, till one day they get a letter demanding access to their network and all computers or else a lawsuit is filed in court and you have to appear. Settlements are typically 3x the amount of pirated licenses in use. For subscription this gets very costly very quickly. Just because you don't read news articles about it doesn't mean this isn't happening. It's happening enough that is lucrative for law firms to offer specialized legal counsel.
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>>665915
I work at Autodesk and I can tell you in our case at least, that we know about every single user who is using cracked version of our products.
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>>667073
Lol upvoted this
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>>667074
go back to plebbit you fucking mongloid
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>>666002

No we wouldn't be stupid enough to switch to a software nobody uses outside of it's deluded cult.
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>>667113
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>>665915
Dont worry they clearly dont pay attention to crash reports in any of their software.
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>>667073
My dad works for Autodesk and he tells me you're full of shit.
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>>667405
Well, my dad IS Autodesk. Nice try, blendlet.
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Back in the early-90s my dad work for a small engineering company in South Texas. They could afford two computers but only had 1 license for AutoCAD. So they ran it on both. Well one day someone from Autodesk called and the secretary answered and mention how both computers ran great with the software and that got the interest of the AutoCAD representative. A few weeks later they get a bill from AutoCAD saying pay you this much or prove you have two licenses somehow. I think it was something on the order of like $60,000. Somehow my dad's boss (at the time) managed to talk them down to a couple of thousand dollars and or removed AutoCAD from the second but it's scared the hell out of everybody there. Next time when I talk to my dad I'll get more details I kind of forgot about the whole story.
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>>667413
Back then AutoCAD (and Max/Maya as well) cost like 20 grand per license.
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>>667420
3D Studio Max(and it's DOS predecessor) always did cost $3,495 throughout the 90s and early 00s.
Maya Complete/Unlimited for $7,500 and $16,000, until 2003.

Your typical single seat licence of Alias or Softimage did go for $30k in the early 90s, but prices went down significantly as the competition got stronger.
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>>667405
Blender works for my autodesk and it says you're my dad
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>>667427
>Your typical single seat licence of Alias or Softimage did go for $30k in the early 90s, b
LOL, but how much did the SGI hardware cost to run it ?
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>>667437
Depending on how beefy the configuration was(CPU(s), graphic subsystem, memory); everything between $10k and $100k, more likely something in between.

Like today you could not expect much productivity out of entry-level hardware.
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The CEO of Autodesk, Andrew Anagnost, is Jewish.
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>>667441
Okay, and?
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>>667443
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>>667428
Hello son
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>>666002
The Foundry unironically does that
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>>667412
No wonder you're so defensive of that good-for-nothing old loser.
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>>667444
okay, and?
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>>667779
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LUL

I have Solidworks and downloaded it on public wifi. Then I blocked every application from every installation folder and their licensing folders on my firewall, so it can't phone home.

Just write a batch file to iterate through your folders and look through the processes and services running in Task Manager (right click, open file locatoin). Block all of them on the firewall so it can't phone home. Some of these softwares are pinging servers on regular intervals when you start/use them, regardless of crash reports.
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>>667860
I literally had like 200 applications blocked from all of their folders by the time it was all said and done. You can never be too careful. I even downloaded wireshark to monitor network activity to make sure it wasn't calling out.
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>>667860
>>667861
Have you blocked all apps in the system folders as well? Some software installs their phone-calling bits there.
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>>665915
it's okay nobody reads them anyway :---D t. autodesk representative
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>>667860
>>667861
Wtf is wrong with you? None of these companies give a fuck, lol
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>>667923
Solidworks is quite aggressive about their software actually
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wanna hear a secret? Adsk and co. make their own cracks. They want you noob to pirate their software so you can learn it. And once you have an established career in the market, you will be able to pay their software. Trust me anons its an investment strategy.
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>>665915
>using a cracked version
Why? They give away student versions for free.
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>>668165
yeah.... i dont see any proof here so uh
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>>668165
You can use a gmail account to get a student license for all of their software.
And since they rerelease software every year, it's a license for life.
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>>668168
>signing up for an adobe account
I don't want my email and passwords leaked thanks
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>>669445
then use a burner account you imbecile. God fucking dammit are you people retarded.
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>>665915
their products phone home all the time anyway
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Are you guys really that afraid of pirated software in EU/US? And companies really tracking people who installed pirated software? Because in CIS we don't care at all. Everyone has tons of pirated programms on their PCs downloaded without any proxys/vpns.
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>>669490
Central European here.
I was once sued for downloading a porn movie via torrent, so i learned from it and only use once-click-hoster for downloading stuff, including programs.
It is still "theft" or copyright breach, but they can't get money out of you for uploading stuff which is where the real danger is.
I have everything i desire (and is cracked). Like EVERYTHING.
I don't fear The Foundry or Autodesk, Adobe or whoever, but i do have tight security on my system.
I am not afraid.
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>>669491
>Sued
No you weren't. You just got a scary letter that actually means nothing.
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>>669499
yeah you are right.
I was just sitting it out, until the scary letters stopped coming.
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>>665915
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHC3uvzcfV0
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>>667073
No you dont.
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Worked at a tv station that uses 3D max for animations and stuff like that, anytime a machine gets reinstalled and the license has to be reinstalled autodesk or a distributor always calls and asks what’s going on with the licenses guys?
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>>665915
No company cares about individuals pirating their software. They will make a token attempt to prevent it, but in the end it doesn't matter to them.
They care about other businesses pirating the software. Businesses are their main customers because they pay out the ass for site/volume licensing.

Did you know that Microsoft does license audits? I bet you didn't because you've never been contacted to participate in one, despite probably running a cracked OS right now. They contact and audit businesses instead.

You are worthless to them. Even the letters you get for torrenting are sent automatically by bots that just scan tracker lists for your IP.
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>>673684
The Foundry does
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Literally why not just say you're a "student" and download it directly from their website?

I really doubt they care about you pirating it anyways, infact they actually LIKE that you have it pirated, because it means you have a higher chance of being skilled in it therefore forcing companies to have to buy the license if you get a CAD career. That's where they make the real money.
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>>673684
>You are worthless to them.
god i wish i was worthless to my family as well. if i was, i'd finally be able to neck myself like i desperately want to
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>>665915
*puts "worked as a tester for autodesk" into CV
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>>674592
>*puts "worked as a tester for autodesk" into CV
Okay, or either my english is far worse than i thought or we have a serious case of 'Chinaboy not finished engrish corse' here.
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>>674590
That's ridiculous. Just make some waifus.
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>>674593
*misses the joke
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>>666002

Isn't autodesk for cad and blender is for like 3d artistic shit?
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>>674695
Blender is usually associated with a hobby tool because it's freeware. There Is also prominent meme on here that it is the worst software, never used it so I can't speak on it.

Autodesk isn't a software but a company that owns many software:

3dsmax is usually associated with architecture and arcviz

Maya is usually associated with animation

AutoCAD is a 2D software with 2.5D implementation that's mostly used for architectural drawing
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>>673684

I mean no shit. Pirates actually are good for these high price software because they wouldn't be able to afford it, they learn how to use the software and when the boss asks what cad software they should buy you're going to recommend what you know.

Same reason they give very cheap educational licenses.

I pirated propellerheads reason for years and years until they released a version that didn't have a crack and it looked like at the time one wasn't going to drop due to it using a online authenticator, by then however I had a job and the means to pay $800 (cad) for a legit license and have since bought every version upgrade.

Lot of electronics manufacturers give out free ic's and sell loss leaders because one day a handful of those people will be in a position to choose a part and will choose what they know. In some cases the dev boards cost significantly less than the actual chip - they know the most expensive part is expertise not the actual hardware. (Unless you're really really big and making something that will sell millions of units)

So while companies aren't thrilled people are using their shit for free they also know that guy designing waifus in his mom's basement isn't going to save up and buy software that costs more than their computer. What they care about is people(businesses) who have the means using their shit for free. Unlike the game/music/movie industry they get piracy isn't a lost sale and is actually a potential future sale.
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>>674696

Oh yeah I was thinking of AutoCAD. I heard blender is pretty good for being free, to the point of being good enough for smaller projects. Similar to kicad and altium (altium costs like 100k with a yearly license)
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>>674699
blender really isn't like those programs at all. blender is a generic modeling tool mainly for learning the 3d workflow usually before moving onto a different program it's also not really prosise at all.
>kicad and altium
look like engineers modelling tools similar to solidworks but maybe a little less focused on circuits.
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>>665915
Is this anon in jail?
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>>674757

Oh I was referring more to the difference between free and cost. Kicad and altium are just for designing circuits and laying out the printer circuit boards. Kicad is mostly good enough for small projects.

Sounds like blender is pretty similar.
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>>675058
oh yeah in that case you would be correct. how ever i would suggest just using a student email and getting any of the autodesk stuff for free if your learning from scratch
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>not doing pic related
what are you, stupid?
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>>665934
aren't save files from student licenses tagged?

just pirate it dude.
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>>667128
Onions scream
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>>676672
>not doing pic related
How does it feel to be a brainlet?
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>>676709
>he doesn't know about Autodesk TEMPEST®
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>>667441
imagine my shock
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>>674399
>Literally why not just say you're a "student" and download it directly from their website?
Do you seriously think a company that exists solely off of ensuring people have licenses don't mark their shit so they can check that? Are you retarded?
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>>677155
What do you think Blender is for? Just deliver FBXs only and you're safe.
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>>677155
When it comes time to use the model in something else, just export it to gltf and delete any first party references.



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