I want to submit a project to KickStarter and use Shapeways to allow the backers to print a miniature for their evaluation purposes. This is expected to be something along the lines of http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378252804/251415984?tok en=a8f33841 I want to do photorealistic renderings. Shadows and reflections are a very nice touch. I want a manufacturer to be able to make the parts from the drawing files. I want to be able to put these renderings and files online before I have made or received any payment. I subscribe to the general idea that the project is not commercial before I receive any customer payments. I want to identify software that could be licensed under the terms of "Pay & Convert to Commercial License after KickStarter Funds" I do have an educational license of a well known product, but the licensing approval is taking a bit of time, and I want to have Plan 2 handy. I would appr I myself am not particularly sensitive to the cost of the license, as it will be paid out of KickStarter, but if other things are equal, I would go with a product that the community seems to desire.