Get single-user licenses for Arnold

Monthly, annual, and 3-year single-user subscriptions of Arnold are now available on the Autodesk e-store

No more license servers! With a new single-user subscription, you just sign in with your Autodesk ID.

Manage licenses with the new Arnold License Manager

There’s a new Arnold License Manager that provides a user interface for:

  • Signing in (and, if necessary, installing the necessary single-user licensing components)
    • Maya and 3ds Max users may also sign in in the main application.
  • Switching between single-user and network licensing
  • Connecting to network license servers
  • Getting diagnostics
  • Installing the Autodesk Network License Manager (super helpful for macOS, where it sets up a plist daemon to automatically restart lmgrd)

The Arnold License Manager is available from the Arnold > Licensing menu in Maya, 3ds Max, Houdini, CINEMA 4D, and Katana.
You can also run the Arnold License Manager from the command line.


Licensing and Arnold Version

Arnold versionPlugin VersionAutodesk License VersionSupported licensing
Arnold 7.1.x

MtoA 5.1 and newer

MAXtoA 5.1 and newer

C4DtoA 4.2 and newer

HtoA 6.1 and newer

KtoA 4.1.1 and newer

ARNOL_2023
  • Autodesk single-user (sign-in activation). 
  • Autodesk multi-user (network) licensing
  • RLM for previous version usage
Arnold 7.0.x

MtoA 5.0.0 and newer

MAXtoA 5.0.0.93 and newer

C4DtoA 4.0.0.1 and newer

HtoA 6.0.0 and newer

KtoA 4.0.0 and newer

ARNOL_2022
  • Autodesk single-user (sign-in activation). 
    No serial numbers!!!
  • Autodesk multi-user (network) licensing
  • RLM for previous version usage
    (RLM will also run the current version, as well as the old)
Arnold 6.x

MtoA 4.x

MAXtoA 4.x

C4DtoA 3.x

HtoA 5.x

KtoA 3.x

ARNOL_2020


  • Autodesk single-user (sign-in activation). 
    No serial numbers!!!
  • Autodesk multi-user (network) licensing
  • RLM for previous version usage
    (RLM will also run the current version, as well as the old)
Arnold 5.x

MtoA 3.x and 2.x

MAXtoA 2.x and 1.x

C4DtoA 2.x

HtoA 4.x, 3.x, 2.x

KtoA 2.x

ARNOL_2018
  • Autodesk multi-user (network) licensing
  • RLM for previous version usage
    (RLM will also run the current version, as well as the old)
Arnold 4.x

MtoA 1.x

C4DtoA 1.x

HtoA 1.x

KtoA 1.x

Not supported
  • RLM

Arnold licensing is independent of the host application license. 
For example, you can use an Arnold 2020 license in Maya 2019, 2020, and 2022. And if you use an older MtoA, you could use the Arnold 2020 license in Maya 2018.

Check the Release Notes to see what host application versions are supported.



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