Redshift is licensed per-machine with no limit on the number of GPUs*. No distinction is made between workstations and render nodes; 1 license is good for 1 machine. The Maya, 3ds Max and Softimage plugins, as well as the Houdini alpha plugin (and any future plugins) are included free with all Redshift licenses, so you can use either or both at no extra charge.

12 months of maintenance is included in every new license, providing unlimited access to the latest builds, updates and upgrades (as long as maintenance is valid, all version upgrades are free of charge).
Permanent licenses are available as rehostable node-locked or floating licenses. More information on these license types is available below.

*Each instance of Redshift can currently use up to 8 GPUs.

Redshift Pricing (all prices in US dollars)

Permanent rehostable node-locked license with 1 year maintenance$500/license Buy online
Permanent floating license with 1 year maintenance (5 license minimum)$600/licenseContact sales

Permanent Licenses

A permanent Redshift license never expires. It allows you to run any version of Redshift released before the end of your active maintenance period (explained below under 'Maintenance Explained').

Node-locked Licenses

Node-locked licenses are tied to a specific machine but are rehostable, that is they can be transferred from 1 machine to another using the Redshift licensing tool. Transferring a license requires a working internet connection on both the source and target of the transfer at the time of the license transfer. Node-locked licenses may be purchased directly from the Redshift website for immediate use. We accept most major credit cards.

Floating Licenses

Floating licenses are dynamically allocated on demand from a pool of licenses managed by a license server running on your network to individual machines running Redshift. The number of floating licenses you have defines the number machines that can use Redshift concurrently. Floating licenses are available by contacting sales. There is a 5 license minimum for floating licenses. Customers with existing Redshift floating licenses can add additional floating licenses with no minimum purchase.

Educational Licenses

Educational licenses are only available to institutions for training and instruction purposes. The use of educational licenses for any other purpose including any form of commercial work is strictly forbidden. At the moment we do not sell individual licenses to students. Please contact sales for additional information including pricing and eligibility requirements.

Maintenance Explained

All new permanent license purchases include 1 year of maintenance & support. Each license has an associated "maintenance expiration date" which, for newly purchased licenses, is initially 1 year after the date of purchase. Your maintenance is considered to be "current" if the expiration date is in the future. Since Redshift licenses are permanent, the license itself does not expire. However, the maintenance expiration date defines the latest version of Redshift for which your license will be valid. For example, if you buy a license today, it will work for any version of Redshift released on or before this day next year. In other words, your license is good for any version of Redshift released while your maintenance is current.

You can extend your maintenance expiration date by purchasing a maintenance extension. Pricing for a 1-year maintenance extension is $250 for node-locked licenses and $300 for floating licenses. Maintenance extensions are always applied based on your maintenance expiration date. Purchasing a maintenance extension before or after your maintenance expires does not alter this date. For example, if your maintenance expires April 10 2015 and you purchase a maintenance extension on May 15 2015, your new maintenance expiration will be April 10 2016.

Priority support is also included while your maintenance is current. Priority support means that your bugs and requests will be addressed before those from customers who do not have priority support.

Additional Information

  • Redshift uses Reprise Software RLM for licensing.
  • Floating licenses require RLM server version 10.0BL2 or higher.
  • All products are delivered electronically. No physical items are shipped.
  • The use of Redshift is subject to the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement.
  • Payment can be made by credit card, Paypal, check or wire transfer. Wire transfer payments will be charged an additional $10 processing fee.
  • License keys are issued once payment is received in full.

Authorized Resellers

In addition to buying direct from Redshift, you may purchase Redshift software from an authorized reseller in your region.


Centrino Technology Co., Ltd.
Room 2009, 20th floor, Building 2
Mingdundao Estate, Guangqumenwai Street
Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Born Digital , Inc
Daiwa Kudan Bldg. 1-5-5 Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-0074

DigiAtom Co., Ltd.
#903, E&C Venture Dream Tower 6
Digitalro31-41, Gurogu
Seoul, South Korea, 08375

Altec International Ltd.
Rm 802-803, 8/F
663 King's Road
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Mad Company
1408 JNK Digital Tower
Guro-dong 222-3, Guro-gu
Seoul, South Korea


Creative Tools Sweden AB
30231 Halmstad

Escape Technology Limited
173 Wardour Street
London, W1F 8WT
United Kingdom

12 Stephen Mews
London, W1T1AH
United Kingdom

dve advanced systems GmbH
Max-Planck-Str. 6
85609 Aschheim/Dornach

Bluegfx Ltd.
Lammas Gate, 84 Meadrow
Godalming Surrey GU7 3HT
United Kingdom

North America

Motion Media LLC
3420 Ocean Park Blvd #3025
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Images & Technologie
1583, rue St-Hubert
Montréal, QC H2L 3Z1

280 King St. E
4th Floor
Toronto, ON M5A 1K7

Annex Pro
1485 Venables St.
Vancouver, BC V5L 2G1

5104 Lillian Street
Houston, TX 77007