Changes to the Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection.

Autodesk is making changes to the Media & Entertainment Collection, including Cloud Rights as a subscription benefit for 3ds Max and Maya, and adding Sketchbook for Enterprise.

There will also be two promos available: 1. A Media & Entertainment Collection and Arnold promo (5-pack of Arnold licenses), with no anticipated price change. 2. An Arnold 5-pack promo at $1,500 USD*. * Note that this pricing is in US Dollars, please consult the price list in your region for more relevant pricing.


Here is a brief overview of the key dates and information:

August 7, 2017: Arnold 5-pack annual subscription promo is available for purchase

August 30, 2017: Cloud Rights becomes new subscription benefit for 3ds Max, Maya, and with Maya & 3ds Max as part of the Media & Entertainment Collection.

September 7, 2017: Updated Media & Entertainment Collection is available and the Media & Entertainment and Arnold (5-pack of Arnold licenses) annual subscription promo is available for purchase.

The Media & Entertainment Collection provides games and film/tv customers with more value, more flexibility, and more simplicity. With access to a wide selection of essential 3D software including 3ds Max and Maya, as well as reality capture and 3D scanning software, the Media & Entertainment Collection keeps all the tools you need right at your fingertips so you can get what you need when you need it. And of course, the Media & Entertainment Collection is available via subscription so that means it comes with all the Autodesk subscription benefits, including access to previous software versions and direct access to Autodesk support representatives.



Why are Autodesk making these changes?

As part of the move to a subscription-based business, we are committed to delivering continued value for our subscribers. The Media & Entertainment Collection offers the creative tools customers need for visual effects and 3D content creation, and now artists can access the power of Arnold rendering software for a truly end-to-end creative workflow. These changes to the Media & Entertainment Collection help make this subscription offer more powerful and flexible, and ultimately deliver the tools users need, whether they are an individual artist or part of a creative team.

What are the Arnold packs?

Arnold Packs are multiple Arnold renderer licenses bundled together, which customers can use locally or on the cloud. The first Arnold Pack we offer will be a 5-pack, meaning there will be 5 Arnold licenses included in the pack

What else is changing?

Starting on September 7, 2017, the Media & Entertainment Collection will also include Sketchbook for Enterprise, a drawing application that can be used for illustration, concept art, storyboarding, and more. Adding Sketchbook for Enterprise helps to further enhance the value of the Media & Entertainment Collection by providing artists with more options and greater flexibility when it comes to content creation.

Is the price changing for the Media and Entertainment Collection?

No, there is no current plan to change the price of Media & Entertainment Collection.

Do existing subscribers of the Media & Entertainment Collection get entitlements to Arnold ?

No, existing subscribers to the M&E collection will not get entitlements to Arnold as part of the Media & Entertainment Collection and Arnold promo. The Media & Entertainment Collection and Arnold promo offer is only available with a new Media & Entertainment Collection subscription after September 7, 2017.

However, customers can take advantage of the separate Arnold 5-pack promo pricing separately available as of August 7th, 2017.


If you require any more information or assistance, please contact our Autodesk Helpdesk on 02476 308 500, or email us at


Originally Published by Autodesk, 31st July, 2017.

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