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SIGGRAPH 2014 Education from NextLimit

NextLimit Realflow offer for educators and students

By Ko Maruyama

This week Next Limit  announced that it will now be offering FREE licenses to academic institutions interested in teaching RealFlow -  its industry-leading fluid simulation software and Maxwell Render - the CG industry benchmark in accurate, high-end rendering.

Although there has recently been a huge evolution in user interface, making RealFlow 2014 more user friendly than ever, NexLimit?s RealFlow is a very powerful liquid and gas simulation engine, as well as a dynamic rigid and soft body engine. With the announcement that Next Limit is offering licenses to schools, students will have a chance to start adopting it into their pipeline while in school.

The new advances in Next Limit?s hierarchy of tools points to solid piece of software that will continue to grow and have a strong place in the VFX industry.   The highly specialized software has a specific use which requires lots of use to master the myriad of components and variables necessary to produce great fluid sims.




Next Limit?s offer for schools will give students the exposure necessary to become familiar with the basics of the software, and more importantly, understand the potential of fluid simulations - so they can communicate with RealFlow artists in meaningful ways.  As an art director, it?s important to understand the language of fluid simulations, so that you can get your team to execute the shots needed for the animation.

This will open up a brand new vocabulary for students, and allow them to push into animations and designed media that they may not have considered before having access to RealFlow.

Victor Gonzalez, CEO says:
"Our priority is to make our software as accessible as possible and continue to lower the entry barriers for people starting off in this industry. We are very excited about this new move which we hope will enable many more students to get their hands on RealFlow and Maxwell."

Faculties interested in teaching our producst simply need to email education@Next Limit.com (from their faculty email account). Please note this is for registered teaching facilities only and does not apply to individual trainers.

Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.

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