OTOY's acclaimed OctaneRender™ software now free for students
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OTOY's acclaimed OctaneRender™ software now free for students

Technology used by the world's best professional artists, animators, and designers now available at no cost to emerging talents

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  Cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today announced that its renowned 3D rendering software, OctaneRender™, along with OctaneRender™ plugins for Blender™ and Autodesk's 3ds MAX®, and shortly, Maya®, are now free for students. The move puts the same cutting-edge software that's used by hundreds of thousands of professional artists, animators, and designers, in the hands of today's up-and-coming talents at no cost if purchased using a .edu email address.

Widely recognized for its unmatched rendering quality and speed, and supporting more than a dozen popular 3D modeling programs, OctaneRender™ is used by artists working for and with the top visual effects studios in Hollywood and around the world to create digital characters and environments that look every bit as authentic as real life. Notable features of OctaneRender™ include:

"I had the great fortune of being able to learn and experiment with 3D graphics in my youth, but having access to the latest and greatest tools was always a challenge," said Jules Urbach, Founder and CEO, OTOY. "OctaneRender represents the pinnacle of rendering software today, validated by the incredible number of users we have including some of the world's best CG artists and animators. We're proud to give students the chance to learn and grow using the same technology that the industry's top talent uses, fueling their passions, and helping them bring their creative visions to life."

Students can download OctaneRender™ for free now at http://render.otoy.com/shop/.

About OTOY Inc.
OTOY Inc. is the definitive cloud graphics company, pioneering technology that is redefining content creation and delivery for media and entertainment organizations around the world. OTOY's Academy Award®-winning technology is used by leading visual effects studios, artists, animators, designers, architects, and engineers, providing unprecedented creative freedom, new levels of realism, and new economies in content creation and distribution powered by the cloud. For more information, visit www.otoy.com.

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