questions about the 3ds max license

I have a question about the license issue that were getting from autodesk. apparently the package that we got from autodesk is 25-26 license for inventor and only one license for 3ds max. Is the package suppose to include the same amount of license for 3D’s max? Or is it a network license? If not, then how is one person alone suppose to compete in the 3d animation competition?

most teams acquire one copy each year, and end up with several

If this is your first year then you might be stuck with installing it on only one machine.

I heard that this year we are supposed to get 6 copies of 3D Max… Which will work out because we supposedly have 6 people on animation this year.

And for teams that already have the software from previous years, the safety animation competion is on again.

Contest Rules Announced via email 17-Oct-2005
Safety Animation Submissions Due at FIRST by 01-Dec-2005

NOTE FROM ME: Out to FRC teams on 10/3/05 …Anyone can be added to the FIRST FRC email blast list. Just send the email address to [email protected] requesting to be added. Email blasts will automatically be sent to the main contact and alternate on each registered FRC team.

Greetings Teams:

We are very pleased to announce that Autodesk, for the FIFTEENTH straight year, will once again sponsor the FIRST Robotics Competition!

Autodesk’s long-standing support of FRC places it among the most loyal and dedicated sponsors of the program. Their level of support
has also grown significantly over the years, making it one of FRC’s most generous sponsors.

Please join us in thanking the entire Autodesk team for their role in the continuing growth and impact of FRC!

Autodesk Software Donation:

This year, each team will receive:
3ds Max 8, our award-winning 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solution, hot off the presses. You can install it on up to five (5) computers this year! For technical specifications please visit:
But wait, there’s more:
Autodesk Inventor Professional 10 will also be sent to each team. Go ahead, install it on up to 10 computers this year! (If you need to install Inventor on more than 10 computers, there will be instructions in the Autodesk kit on how to submit a request for additional installations.) Autodesk Inventor is the world’s best selling 3D mechanical design software. For technical specifications, please visit:
Installation and usage guidelines will be included with the software in the Autodesk kit.

The Autodesk kits (containing the software) will be sent starting the end of October to registered teams. Each kit will be sent to the Shipping
Contact address provided by the team when registering for FIRST.

Autodesk Inventor Hands-On Training:

Registration is now open for the free Autodesk Inventor Hands-on Training. Register at

Space is extremely limited and available on a first-come, first served basis. You will receive a confirmation email if your registration is received and space is available. If space is not available, you will be put on a waiting list in case anyone cancels.

IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE TRAINING, PLEASE SEND A CANCELLATION EMAIL to Anthony Theos at [email protected] or Kelly Stanphill at [email protected].

Most trainings will take place from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, on Saturdays. Each training is open to one (1) student and one (1) teacher per school. Exact addresses, time and specific information on each training session will be sent via the FIRST Team emails.

The cities and dates are as follows:

NJ, Paramus, Bergen County Tech School, Paramus,

PA , Philadelphia, Montgomery County Community College,

TX, San Antonio, San Antonio College

IL, Chicago, Moraine Valley Community College

MI, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan
FL, Orlando (Location TBD)

GA, Atlanta, Gwinnett County Schools
CA (LA Area), Glendale Community College

CO, Denver, Arapahoe Community College

Canada, Toronto, Toronto School District

Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia
VA, Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University

NH, Derry, Pinkerton Academy

CA, Cupertino, DeAnza College

Autodesk Awards:

This year teams will have an opportunity to submit for two (2) Autodesk Awards:
The Autodesk Visualization Award, which is for teams using 3ds Max to create an animation submission;
The Autodesk Inventor Award, for teams that use Autodesk Inventor to design their robots.
Specific criteria, instructions and award information will be available after the Kickoff event.

Go Teams!