I know what your thinking, were pirates and can get this for free anyways, but this is just too good to be true. I recently found out about an incredible deal that Autodesk is offering with their products. On students.autodesk.com, Autodesk is now offering their products FREE OF CHARGE to students. (I’m not entirely sure if this means only college students; high school students may give it a try as well. I ‘think’ the only requirement is that you have a school email address.) It seems almost too good to be true, but the products that they offer include the following: 3D Studio Max Maya 2011 MotionBuilder Mudbox Sketchbook Pro 3D Studio Max Design Softimage Showcase AutoCAD AutoCAD Architecture AutoCAD Civil 3D AutoCAD Electrical AutoCAD Freestyle AutoCAD Map 3D AutoCAD Mechanical AutoCAD MEP AutoCAD P and ID AutoCAD Raster Design AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite AutoCAD Structural Detailing Algor Simulation Professional Alias Automotive Ecotect Analysis Impression Inventor Professional Navisworks Manage Revit Architecture Revit Structure Robot Structural Analysis Professional Is that incredible or what? They are all with a 13-month license (though some appear to be unlimited licenses?). These are all the MOST current versions of the products (Maya 2011, Softimage 2011, etc.). If you for some reason need an older version, you can get them, but they will have a shorter license (some 6-month). At this point I’m not sure if the 13-month licenses are renewable, but I would assume that as Autodesk releases new products (such as Maya 2012), these new products will be offered with their own 13-month licenses. If you are looking to take advantage of this awesome software deal, simply go to students.autodesk.com and click the “Register” link on the upper right corner of the screen. Fill out all the information and activate your account and wal-lah! Over 25 products are at your fingertips! But the free stuff doesn’t stop there! Autodesk has partnered with 3D World, the magazine, to provide an opportunity for learning to students. At http://autodesk.3dworldmag.com/ you can find tutorials for 3D techniques and tips for graduating students pursuing a career. If you would like yet another avenue for keeping updated with Autodesks free offers, you can check them out on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/Autodeskedcommunity. Thank you, Autodesk, for being so awesome! Im currently dling maya2011.