RIP Perpetual licenses
>>703123Licenses don't matter when you're a pirate yarr
>>703132based as fuck
>>703123Wait, it already happened? Or are you just fucking with me?
You can still get perpetual licenses. They did not kill them (yet). They're just hidden behind a button press.
>>703123I've seen reports that they are still doing perpetual via steam. At what point is the steam version going to be depreciated and users forced onto adobe's "service"
>>703132I stopped pirating when I found out practically everything on cgpersia now has a crypto miner with it.
>>703167That's the thing. It's not a matter of if, but when they'll remove the option for perpetual. The very fact that they will offer it only through Steam is telling. Also, Alchemist won't be available for perpetual licensing in any way (I believe Quixel not giving perpetual licenses of Mixer made this decision very easy).Some customers, because they don't want subscription, are forced to acquire Substance through the back door. It's almost insulting.
>>703144Not entirely. It's a matter of time. https://forum.substance3d.com/index.php/topic,30855.0.html
>>703123Just buy the 2020 edition when it comes out and stick with it. Honestly they couldn't add much more to this. Maybe super fast 4k performance but that's about it. You can already import so much content that you wouldn't need node or materials or generators.
>>703200Yeah, you're right. The only thing I'm waiting for is cross-tile painting. Besides that, I guess I can do with what we got already.
>>703123I bought my.perpetual license for $50 two weeks ago and was just charged on my card for subscription renewal.Thanks OP for reminding me to a so them wtff
>>703177actually who the fuck cares, I wish adobe and pixologic could just insert miner in their official products a give away shit for free.
>>703226is this the future?
>>703226That's fine if you want your hardware to burn out prematurely. You are going to pay for it either way.
>>703177that's not true at all. Stop spreading lies
>>703274Do you ever read the comments on a torrent. The users themselves are saying it.
>>703123fuck these niggers
>>703276I'm literally logged onto cgpeers right now, going through every addon and plugin I've ever downloaded and there is not one single comment in any of them about mining software. I'll say it once again, stop spreading lies.
>>703177that's your problem you idiot. you downloaded from Persia and not cgpeers.
>>703307I honestly don't even know where to begin with your dumbass and stupidity on the situation. First off, those programs that are infected are fucking stupid and deserve to have malware. Second, literally everyone knows not to pirate nuke without an offline computer. Third, nowhere in there is anything about Autodesk, C4D, Zbrush, Adobe, Houdini, or Substance. Those are the programs people use the most. Get outta here with your bullshit. You're not convincing anyone.
>>703307people complaining that a keygen is being reported as a 'hack tool' in their AV sounds about right.>HackTool:Win32/Patcher.D>Hacktools can be used to patch or "crack" some software so it will run without a valid license or genuine product key.The horror. But it does eloquently show how running to the comments about things being viruses don't know shit about computers.
>>703307You're aware cracks always false positive as a TrojanAnd a Trojan is not a miner? Goals shifting as I type
>>703319It's ok cuz I don't use it bra. Doesn't see a repeating pattern. >>703321>>703322Conflating different issues. Did I say a miner was a trojan or was malware. People report the various patches make copies of themselves and go where they shouldn't. Other people report miners that seem to be prevalent in Marvelous and 3d Coat uploads.
>>703319>literally everyone knows not to pirate nuke without an offline computerYeah! It's just common knowledge! Literally everyone knows it! Like how water is wet and you love sucking cock.
Is it really a smart idea to use pirated software professionally? Surely they leave some kind of watermarks in their files.
>>703438Why would it leave a watermark? Theyre on cracked keys.
>>703446>Why would it leave a watermarkWhy not? Some line somewhere in that file that says what your software's key is. Do you really think the company selling the software can't tell which keys they've actually sold
>>703449No I don't because theres no evidence to the idea. Also the things that check valid keys? That's the SOFTWARE ITSELF. How would it still run if it knows it's fake? Please explain.
>>703450>the things that check valid keys? That's the SOFTWARE ITSELFAnon don't be dumb. You may be able to trick the software on your PC with your cracked .exe, but do you really think Adobe doesn't have a full list of all the legit keys? Come on. Of course it does.>theres no evidence to the ideaMaybe, but it's doable isn't it. Did you check if all the software you use doesn't leave any traces of your software key in the files?
>>703438If you deliver renders it doesn't matter, obviously. If you deliver meshes, caches, etc, launder them with Blender.
>>703451>export textures>import into GIMP>change format>re-exportGet fucked
>>703123>paying actual money for software crap
>>703460>anon we need the psd file can you give us the psd fileIt's all well and good until you have a client/collaborator who demands the actual file. That's the problem with using pirated shit commercially, you can't exactly tell your client your photoshop is stolen
>>703464And even if Maya scene files or PSD files have code embedded how on earth will the client know if they not happen to be Autodesk or Adobe ?
>>703463This isn't a poorfag board. Get back in the gutter.
>>703464People who are doing this commercially shouldn't be pirating, to begin with. Photoshop is the best example -- it's what, 20 EUR/month? If you're not charging enough to pay for that, you're doing it wrong.
>>703450Clearly you are too small of a fry to have ever faced an audit https://scottandscottllp.com/autodesk-audits-how-did-autodesk-know-to-audit-you-and-what-to-do-now/ Chances are Autodesk is fully aware of your piracy, they just don't give a shit because trying to get money out of you would be like trying to get blood out of a stone.
>>703480>Autodesk reporting technologyWhich exe is it? There are more than one in the folder
>>703494It's not one .exe it's a suite of telemetry tools embedded in all autodesk products, services and social media presences.
>>703508I think at this point in time everybody with some form of higher intelligence (and who wants to use pirated software commercially) has concluded that dealing with all this shit has become too painful and too risky so the inevitable solution is to contain all this madness into an offline workstation(TM) and forget all about it. OFFLINE workstation(TM), the only way to be sure!You can also choose the 2nd option: Hybrid On- and Offline workstation (TM). All you need is a second OS, a dual-boot system so to speak, and the mental capacity to remember to always pull the network plug before booting in your second workstation.There you have it: Hybrid On- and Offline workstation (TM). Don't trust your firewall. Choose the safe option!
>>703529Or you know just pay the pittance to own first rate software that makes your job easier. You can write off thousands of expenses in taxes anyway.
>>703449>Why not? Some line somewhere in that file that says what your software's key is.That's retarded and easy to figure out if software is doing it. All it takes to find keys is saving blank files or files containing identical information on a 'cracked' and a 'legit' install then compare them.
>>703535>All it takes to find keys is saving blank files or files containing identical information on a 'cracked' and a 'legit' install then compare them.If they are watermarking, they probably thought of this already. The countermeasure is to watermark system information, so it's the same between legitimate and cracked versions, and hope that it matches identifying information obtained from a different source. Kinda like what Foundry does, but covertly.
>>703539use your brain, if they are watermarking output files you could clearly see it by comparing two files from different systems. I'm not expecting standard users to do this, however people that reverse engineer mathematical algorithms for fun, and need to test their work on multiple systems before releasing.
>>703476It's not actually that price.It's that price if you sign up for a yearly contract. In the case that you want to stop, or actually have a bad month and can't pay for some reason, you're fucked and have to pay the rest of it (because someone who cancels because they can't afford it can afford to pay the rest off all at once).The monthly price that's more expensive is actually the monthly price. The other is just payments for a software you don't even own.
>>703578>The other is just payments for a software you don't even own.That's the worst thing. Can't or won't pay, for whatever reason? Fine, but you lose access to all your work until you pay again.Somebody on Adobe forums called this the ransomware model. Pretty accurate.
>>703600They draw them in with the shiny "$20 a month" plan, and downplay the others. Only after you sub to it do you find you're locked in. Adobe's scummy as hell. Ended up wanting to cancel my sub to move to something like Affinity, and found out I literally can't without paying a fuckton of money. Adobe is the scum of the Earth. Up there with EA and Activision to be honest. Who know's when they'll start throwing in lootboxes into Photoshop. You'll end up having to have tokens or some shit just to save.