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:

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.

Arnold VersionSingle-user licensingNetwork licensing
Arnold 6
  • Yes
  • Monthly, annual, or 3-year
  • Available from Autodesk e-store; annual and 3-year also available from resellers
  • Yes
  • Annual or 3-year
  • Available from resellers
  • Using the Autodesk Network License Manager and an ARNOL_2020 license
  • Arnold 6 subscription also includes ARNOL_2018 license for using Arnold 5
Arnold 5
  • No single-user licensing
  • If you have a single-user subscription, you can request an RLM license for previous version usage
  • Yes
  • Using the Autodesk Network License Manager and an ARNOL_2018 license (which is included with your Arnold 6 license)
Arnold 4
  • Yes, using RLM
  • If you have an Arnold subscription, you can request an RLM license for previous-version usage