Thanks for the response. Your team has got in contact with me and I have responded with some feedback. I do keep in mind the alternative education offering and we use them at our university, with all our labs having your software installed, but unfortunately, in my experience, those offerings miss the point. Many students prefer to bring their personal laptops into class. Students want software on their personal devices, this allows them to "tinker and render late into the night". They want hassle free.
As I indicated in my email to the team, if the price is advertised as monthly, why can't you pay monthly?
Putting aside Twinmotion access via Autodesk for a moment, Twinmotion & Lumion are both free of charge to students via student licences. So what would Enscape/Chaos team suggest, when trying to recommend Enscape to my students when they have to pay for it? That’s a genuine question, I am interested in what the Enscape team feel justifies the student cost? I imagine you have some market research that could shed some light.
I am not a marketing person, so maybe I am simply naive.
In the end, I teach the tools that are the most intuitive, capable, with the least number of barriers. This has always been Enscape. Unfortunately based on this latest decision, that means that for me as a teacher at a university, the equation has changed. For the foreseeable future, Twinmotion takes the top spot. I will continue to mention Enscape to my students, then they will jump onto your website and well… we know what happens then…