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Better Products. Better ways to buy


Save up to 20%* on selected Autodesk 2016 products#

Get the most recent Autodesk products and save up to 20%* on new perpetual licenses of selected products when purchased with 2 or 3 years of Maintenance Subscription before July 17, 2015.

More Autodesk Subscription options and special offers are available so you can choose works best for you now and in the future.

Remember, after Jan 31, 2016, new perpetual licenses for individual software products will not be available for purchase. And don’t forget new perpetual seats of Autodesk AutoCAD LT Family products will not be available for purchase in Australia and New Zealand after June 6, 2015.

# Offer excludes perpetual license for the following Autodesk AutoCAD LT family products: Autodesk® AutoCAD LT®, Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® for Mac®, Autodesk® Inventor LT™, Autodesk® Revit LT™, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Inventor LT™ Suite, Autodesk® Revit LT™ Suite after June 6, 2015.
* Discounts available on – new perpetual licenses of selected products when purchased with 2 or 3 year multi-year Maintenance Subscription contract. Offer available from May 7, 2015 through July 17, 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Full product list, details and restrictions can be found here.

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Creative Cloud keeps getting better.

Join now and qualify for significant savings.

Creative Cloud is your exclusive source for the latest versions of Adobe’s creative apps and services for faculty, staff, and students. Current customers can join now and save up to 40%.

Institutions like yours are moving to Creative Cloud for:

  • Access to the latest creative apps along with step-by-step tutorials
  • A web-based Admin Console that makes it easy to centrally manage and deploy apps
  • The flexibility to easily add and reassign licenses
  • A wealth of resources, call center support, and optional Adobe Expert Services to ensure successful deployment
  • Budget predictability and cost savings with one annual contract


Adobe Cumulative Licensing Program (CLP) level 1, 2 and 3 customers qualify for savings over a two-year period when purchasing Creative Cloud through the Value Incentive Plan (VIP).

  • Adobe CLP-1 customers receive VIP Level 2—limited-time offer ends May 29, 2015.
  • Adobe CLP-2 customers receive VIP Level 3.
  • Adobe CLP-3 customers receive VIP Level 4.
  • All other customers receive VIP Level 1 through 4 pricing based on individual purchase volume.

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Australia Visual Days 2015


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We have some exciting news to share! We're hosting a special Australia 2015 tour. You'll have a chance to meet the teams from Chaos Group, Autodesk, and The Foundry.  

Check out the event details:

Sydney Visual Day 2015 

What: The latest from V-Ray, Autodesk and The Foundry  
When: May 18, 2015 


V-Ray Arch-Viz Workshop in Sydney 

What: Learn how to deal with the challenges of the architectural visualization with V-Ray 
When: May 19, 2015


Melbourne Visual Day 2015 

What: The latest from V-Ray, Autodesk and Mazur Visuals
When: May 20, 2015 


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PipelineFX now offers users the option to license Qube! on a subscription basis.


PipelineFX makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management solution for VFX, Design, Broadcast and Education media is excited to announce that they now offers users the option to license Qube! on a subscription basis.


What's New

Qube! 6.7 beta online demo

PipelineFX engineers now invite you to a "sneak peek" of upcoming Qube!
releases in an Online Demo twice a month.  We just ran the first beta demo March 27th for our upcoming release of v6.7, scheduled for May.  The feedback is tremendous and we hope to have more customers join!  


New v6.7 features include:

  • A Vray DBR job can start up immediately on one node and automatically add more workers as they become available
  • Modify the environment of your job after the job is already submitted
  • Option to require that a job or jobs only start on empty workers
  • Improved stability when submitting a large amount of jobs
  • New submission interface offering tabbed navigation


Qube! Subscription Licensing
Effective May 1, 2015 - You can purchase Qube! Unlimited licenses on a month-to-month basis

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Unity 5 Professional Edition is here!

The latest and most advanced version of the best development platform for creating games is now available to purchase.

With our awe-inspiring Physically-based Standard Shader and Real-time Global Illumination Unity 5 Pro is a graphics powerhouse.

It comes with so many additions to the feature-rich and highly flexible Unity Editor, including the top-tuned Audio Mixer, animation upgrades and the 64-bit editor.

Reach a broader audience with industry-leading multiplatform support! Our 21 deployment options now include WebGL at near native speeds, fully-integrated Oculus Rift build options in development and improved support for iOS Metal rendering.

What’s more, Unity 5 Pro delivers unmatched efficiency boosted in the Cloud with new services, including Unity Cloud Build Pro to automate the creation and distribution of builds, and Game Performance Reporting to monitor your game, starting with a preview of Exception Logging.



In addition to all the revolutionary engine features in Unity 5 Pro, you also get free access to essential new services and benefits:

  • One year’s access to time-saving Unity Cloud Build Pro
  • Asset Store Level 11 discounts and benefits
  • Unity’s Team License including the Cache Server and version control tools
  • Deep dive insights into your players’ behaviour with Unity Analytics Pro
  • Plus more unique Unity 5 Pro benefits including privileged access to upcoming Unity 5 betas

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Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya Offer


This promotion provides you with the opportunity to “get current” with the latest Autodesk 3ds Max or Autodesk Maya products. Intended for customers on R2009-2014 versions of Autodesk® 3ds Max® or Autodesk® Maya® software.

You can purchase an Annual Desktop Subscription for a 32% discount* off the Autodesk suggested retail price (SRP).

This promotion is valid for any customers on R2009-2014 versions of the software who want to get "current" with Desktop Subscription instead of upgrading perpetual Licence.

This promotion will run from November 7, 2014 through to January 23, 2015.

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BUY 5 SEATS AND SAVE 40% on Adobe Creative Cloud for teams


Creative Cloud for teams gives you the latest tools for creating on your desktop and mobile devices; expert training; and better ways to work together.
Get all these benefits—plus easy purchasing and deployment—when your business makes the move from Creative Suite to Creative Cloud for teams.

  • Existing commercial and government customers upgrading from CS (version 3 andlater) who purchase 5 seats or more of Creative Cloud for teams COMPLETE in the same order are eligible to receive a price of $39.99 per month per seat ($480 per year) from their channel partner, for up to two years. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF UP
  • TO 40% FOR UP TO TWO YEARS! Existing commercial and government customers upgrading from CS (version 3 andlater) who purchase between 1 and 4 licenses of Creative Cloud for teams COMPLETE are eligible to receive a price of $49.99 per seat per user ($600 per year) from their channel partner, for up to two years. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF UP TO 25% FOR UP TO TWO YEARS!

Act before November 28, 2014 to take advantage of the special promotional and migration pricing from your authorized channel partner.

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What’s new in Adobe Creative Cloud for teams

The next wave of innovation is here

Adobe Creative Cloud for teams continues to deliver on its promise of constant innovation. The latest updates to the 2014 release bring cutting-edge new ways to capture inspiration and share creative assets seamlessly between desktop and mobile apps. Creative Cloud for teams offers hundreds of features that are not available in Creative Suite, including countless improvements that make everyday
tasks easier and faster. And best of all, these upgrades are automatically included in your ongoing membership at no additional cost.

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eyeon - Bundle Up Special

Bundle up for February!

Bundle Up Special
Add Generation AM or Dimension to your existing Fusion (6.31 required or higher) for the astounding price of $595 - your choice of one software package
$995 for the Generation AM and Dimension

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Take your ideas further on a student budget with Autodesk Student to Commercial License Discounts

As a student nearing graduation you want to be using the tools the professionals use to ensure you have the essentials to hit the ground running post-graduation. While Autodesk provides options to download free software that expires after 3 years, students can now transition to fully functional Commercial industry licenses at a heavily discounted price if you upgrade from the Student Suite before you graduate.

If you have purchased any of the Autodesk Ultimate 2013 Student Suites (eg Entertainment Creation Suite or Building Design Suite) you are eligible to upgrade to Autodesk Commercial products at a 30% discount. (Please note: this upgrade does not apply to the free student downloaded software).

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