Maxon has announced a major shift in distribution of the company’s GPU rendering software, Redshift. The company is moving to a subscription only format to meet the needs of rapidly changing technology from third-party hardware and software solutions that Redshift’s functionality depends on.
The Redshift development team continually updates the software to optimize, and maintain compatibility with the latest hardware, drivers, and host application updates including multiple DCC applications and hardware platforms, such as Nvidia’s CUDA, Apple Metal and Apple Silicon.
The advantage of the subscription-based service is that it provides users with the latest update – which helps ensure stability. According to Maxon the subscription pricing is comparable to the former annual maintenance cost. New customers and existing customers can expand their license counts at a new initial subscription pricing. Sale of perpetual licenses has been discontinued, but existing Annual Maintenance Agreements will of course be serviced and are renewable up to August 31, 2023.
Team subscriptions are available for larger workgroups and include dedicated training and support as well as online management and distribution of licenses via the Teams Dashboard.
Additional information is available here.