So I purchased a perpetual indie license for both Substance Painter and Substance Designer some years ago and had been renewing the subscription for as long as I could. It appears the updates for those products will sunset in October of this year. That all makes sense.
However, my question is, with the update to the newer Substance Painter 3D and Substance Designer 3D, can I update to these as part of my subscription and still keep them perpetually through whatever release comes by October?
Also, if I'm not keen on this new iteration can I simply install the last version before the update to 3D and continue on my perpetual way assuming I don't like the new version? Thanks.
Perpetual licenses and subscriptions are completely separate, so whether you subscribe or not, you will keep your perpetual, with the last version to come out before the end of your maintenance.
Also, I haven't done a ton of research into it but do smart materials still work the same? I have a large library and if there's any chance I lose them or there are incompatability issues I'll forgo getting the new version.