Usage-based Licensing

Flexible licensing for your Thinkbox creative tools


AWS Thinkbox's usage-based licensing is an on-demand licensing model that works with both on-premises and cloud-based render nodes and works alongside existing permanent and temporary licenses.

Usage-based licensing works with AWS Thinkbox Deadline and AWS Thinkbox Krakatoa and is available for selected third-party products:

  • The Foundry's NUKE and KATANA
  • Chaos Group's V-Ray
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya
  • SideFX Houdini Engine
  • Arnold Render
  • Redshift

Purchasing render time and configuring AWS Thinkbox Deadline

Purchase usage-based licensing for AWS Thinkbox Deadline or 3rd party products from the AWS Thinkbox Marketplace at any time. Any purchased render time is automatically added to your Customer Portal account, which is created after your first purchase from the Marketplace. Use your Customer Portal to review your order history and monitor your render time usage. Note that render time is only consumed while the AWS Thinkbox Deadline Worker application is rendering.

After purchasing render time, some additional steps are required to configure AWS Thinkbox Deadline to use your render time. Please review the Deadline licensing documentation for more information on configuring AWS Thinkbox Deadline and accessing your Customer Portal. In addition, refer to the AWS Thinkbox Deadline licensing FAQ for more information about how usage-based licensing works.