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Unbeatable pricingStudents can upgrade to fully commercial licenses at 70% off the regular price. Educational licenses are over 95% off compared to commercial pricing!
FREE STUDENT LICENSESAccess four of our leading products, free of charge. Eligible students can get an Education Collective license, giving them access to Nuke Studio, Mari, Modo and Katana.
LearnWe've got a wide range of learning materials to help you get to grips with our tools as quickly as possible. Everything from online tutorials to community forums where you can get answers to your questions.
Education CollectiveOur Education Collective groups Nuke, Mari, Modo, Cara VR and Katana into one package, providing all the tools for a production workflow in one license.
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Introduction to Katana 3.1
In this video tutorial course, Creative Specialist Arielle Martin introduces Katana 3.1. Ideal for artists who are new to Katana, or anyone with experience with other software such as Maya.Start Learning
Mari 4 - Fundamentals and Best Practice
With the release of Mari 4.5, VFX artist Michael Wilde introduces his course covering the essentials of Mari 4 and new features in 4.5.Watch the video
WHERE WILL YOUR JOURNEY WITH FOUNDRY TAKE YOU?
Teaching studio-leading technology: why Lost Boys chose Katana
Ria Bernard, co-owner of Lost Boys: School of VFX, discusses the importance of teaching Katana to students, and how to kick-start their career in the VFX industry.Take me there
Animal Logic Academy: discovering the VFX stars of the future
We speak to some of the students involved in bringing short film The Color Thief to life, using Katana, as part of the first student project of 2018 at the Animal Logic Academy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between non-commercial and education licensing?
Non-commercial licenses have usage limitations and restrictions. Non-commercial licenses are for home-use only; therefore, they cannot be used in a commercial environment including schools. Our education licenses provide full non-limited commercial versions of the software meaning students can easily transfer files between home and school machines and take their work with them into the industry. Once a project is started in non-commercial, it cannot later be transferred to education/commercial versions due to file encryption, so projects would need to be started from scratch in full commercial versions. Additionally, Foundry education licenses allow students and graduates to upgrade to permanent commercial licenses at 70% off the commercial price.
I’m a faculty member interested in teaching your products. Whom do I contact for licenses, training material, and other help?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and the team can help answer all of your questions
I'm not a student or currently enrolled in a program. What are my options?
If you're not currently a student or are learning on your own, our non-commercial version or 30-day trial (available for Nuke, Mari, Modo and Katana) will be your best options. For tutorials and learning content, please check out our Learn page
Do you have training material to help me learn?
Yes, we have a wide range of learning materials to help you get to grips with our tools as quickly as possible. Check out our tutorials and learning docs on our Learn page. If you are an instructor looking for additional learning content, please email us at Education@foundry.com so we can best assist you with content requests.
Where can I find advice for my VFX career?
Start building your professional network by gaining access to people you might not have met otherwise and get your foot in the door to 30+ award-winning VFX, animation and games studios through our partner ACCESS: VFX. Find out more about the free mentoring program and sign up here!
What's included in the Education Collective?
The Education Collective gives you access to Nuke, NukeX, NukeStudio, Katana, Mari and Modo, all in a single license