StudioGPU is offering the full-feature version of its MachStudio Pro nonlinear, real-time 3D workflow and rendering software at educational pricing to qualified students. MachStudio Pro bundled with the ATI FirePro V7800 workstation graphics card from AMD, is available at the student price of $999 (USD); the software-only version is available for $499 (USD). The company is demonstrating MachStudio Pro on ATI FirePro 3D workstation graphics accelerators in the AMD booth (#301).
“Students should be encouraged to explore creativity however possible,” says Rob O’Neill, director of the Digital Arts Research Lab at Pratt Institute and partner at Kickstand in New York City. “By offering MachStudio Pro at educational pricing for students, StudioGPU is helping to remove the production barriers that can easily stifle a student’s access to cutting-edge tools. Now with MachStudio Pro, students can focus on the art of animation instead of the workflow limitations of long renders.”
MachStudio Pro allows artists, designers, engineers, directors, and technical directors (TDs) to work with 3D lighting, camera views, and multipoint perspectives in a nonlinear fashion with real-time, high-fidelity views as they will appear in the final rendered format.
Coupled with the ATI FirePro V7800 workstation graphics card from AMD, artists benefit from ATI Eyefinity technology, 2GB of ultra high-speed GDDR5 memory, and more than quadruple the computational power of previous-generation products.