NVIDIA Advanced Rendering Educational Institution Registration
Universities and art schools using NVIDIA Advanced Rendering products as part of their curriculum are eligible to receive complimentary network licenses of NVIDIA® Mental Ray® and/or NVIDIA® Iray®. Educators in charge of teaching these curriculums are welcome to apply here for the necessary to outfit their school's computers.
NVIDIA Mental Ray is the most widely used 3D rendering solution across film production, visual effects, anime, and design visualization in both Maya and 3ds Max. Now it's available directly from NVIDIA with new features like Maya viewport interactivity, progressive rendering, and GPU-accelerated global illumination for final-frame feedback as you work within Maya or 3ds Max.
Iray is our next-generation advanced rendering solution. While Mental Ray delivered the first physically-based rendering solution in 2007, we knew that a dedicated renderer was required to fully exploit the potential of PBR. That renderer is Iray, which is purely physically-based and designed for interactivity and scalability. This combination of accuracy, predictability, and immediate feedback makes it a perfect match for designers wanting to explore and present their designs. It's why flagship products like Dassault Systemes Catia, Solidworks, and Siemens NX include Iray as their core renderer for the most discriminating designers in the world.
Register your school for the NVIDIA Advanced Rendering Educational Institution program today and give them valuable experience with the world's most widely used production renderers.
Note to Students: NVIDIA Mental Ray is already free for you to use while you are working in Maya or 3ds Max. This form is for your instructor to complete to outfit the computers located at your school with the licenses necessary for offline/batch production rendering.