they make so much money out of it and nothing else is as good so were all stuck with the huge price tag. but for students its cheap cos some do modelling courses
3ds Max creates models, animates them, skins them, (IIRC) can make a (Abeit not the best quality) movie with them (No sound, though).
Though 3 grand is still a LOT of money
WOOOOP i just found out my cousin had it two yr=ears ago and she can give it to me YAAAY
Warez= Illegal, so don't do it. Using someone else's copy of the software is completely illegal.
Probably only if they're still using it. Most licenses are "this is licensed for one machine only", so as long as it's only on one machine then it isn't in breech of that part of the license. Not sure whether most of them have non-transferable bits, though, but that'd be real lets-try-and-sell-unnecessary-copies marketting.
yep, thats true, ill try when i next see her and if some bits are non-transferrable ill go and sulk in a cupboiard for a few days
you could always use it on her machine and put it on a disk or a CD or even upload it to the internet somewhere...