If that's the Student Learning Edition than I wouldn't bother with it outside of education - the watermarks and annoying lack of features will slow you down, and teach you bad habits. If you can't afford/get industry-standard modeling tools, than go with the free ones. They'll have most of the tools you need for making sc2 models anyway (excluding possible import/export of .m3)
"There's no way to prove what version of the software we're using anyway."
Doesn't mean you should abuse it.
Thanks, but just a heads up, its illegal to make a profit off a student version of software, so you can't legally sell your maps if you are using these.
I got an older version of XSI, but I might check out the newest version, even though I dislike autodesk as a company.
You can't sell your SC2 maps, period. Blizzard has decided that they will not put in place a map-sharing system that requires you to pay. They will not have micro-transactions within the game. The only things they will have are character name changes like in WoW, and that can (and probably will) be done outside the game. No platinum map-sharing system, unfortunately.
And to add, maps that will be sold will be premium maps, which was said to have to mostly use custom assets (which is impossible at the moment with map size restriction). Of course, there are no real specifics for premium maps yet, but they will definitely not be a generic TD or even DotA.
Hor-ray for education. lol I just entered my main email i use and it worked just fine. Thanks for the post. This should probally be stickied or something because a lot of people need modeling software.