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Creation Collective Nodelocked Interactive Annual Education License (Graduate) (Electronic Software Delivery)

Creation Collective Nodelocked Interactive Annual Education License (Graduate) (Electronic Software Delivery)


Please Note: Once the order has been processed, this product is nonreturnable.


A collection of products for creative professionals

The Creation COLLECTIVE offers digital 3D visualization, modeling, animation, painting, playback, and integration in a single license.

With a COLLECTIVE license one user at a time has the ability to run any of the products in the COLLECTIVE.

What's in the Creation COLLECTIVE?

The Creation COLLECTIVE includes all our high end products below, plus a years maintenance. This means that not only do you get maintenance releases, service packs and support, but you automatically get the newest version of each product when it's released.


The Next Generation of 3D Content Creation
3D modeling, animation, sculpting, effects and rendering in a powerful integrated package. An end-to-end solution delivering raw horsepower, refined technology and robust workflows, MODO is the creative option of choice for artists and designers around the world - from home-based hobbyists to Hollywood studios.
















State of the ARt 3D Painting
The cutting-edge 3D paint tool gives artists a fluid and flexible way to paint directly onto 3D models - meaning more time spent painting and less time managing technical issues. Supported by the world’s most advanced layering system, MARI is capable of handling high-resolution textures and millions of polygons without ever compromising on speed or efficiency.






  • Paint quickly and intuitively in 3D with a state-of-the-art range of 3D paint tools
  • Work faster and more creatively thanks to MARI’s capability to handle super-high resolution textures and millions of polygons without compromising on speed
  • Stay in control with a powerful layer-based workflow that comes complete with adjustments, procedurals and advanced masking
  • Integrate MARI seamlessly into your pipeline with industry-standard Python scripting, C API and OpenColorIO color management



Desktop Playback, Edit & Review
This desktop review tool enables artists to playback every shot on the VFX timeline and compare versions of renders quickly, making it easy to see work in the context of the entire sequence. It fully integrates with NUKE and is supported by the shot management, conform and review toolset of HIERO to integrate seamlessly with the production pipeline and make collaborative working effortless.






  • Get the right results faster by viewing your shots in context with soft-import of all media that NUKE can read, including multi-channel EXRs, with audio for desktop playback
  • Edit shots straight on the timeline with a complete set of standard and easy-to-use controls that sit alongside HIERO’s unique multi-tool set
  • Save time and stay organised with media management capabilities that let you create your own elements library to organise, sort and tag VFX elements
  • Keep on top of reviews by saving out projects for reference or passing back to HIERO, and use shot-tagging to add notes to shots on the timeline

Why the Creation COLLECTIVE?

  • The open, future-proof workflow of The Foundry products will increase efficiency, productivity, and collaboration opportunities for creative professionals.
  • Designers and artists creating content for world class still or moving images will find the strongest toolset available in a Creation COLLECTIVE as well as the ability to integrate the Creation COLLECTIVE toolset into existing pipelines via Python.
  • Get product updates, maintenance releases, service packs and support for all of the products in your COLLECTIVE*
  • Bring a professional finish to your projects with all the high-end features of all of our award winning products in one place.

*When on valid maintenance

Which Collective is right for me?

The Production COLLECTIVE includes MODO, MARI and NUKESTUDIO, offering digital 3D modeling, animation, paint, effects, playback, editorial and shot management in a single license.

The Creation COLLECTIVE comprises MODO, MARI, and HIEROPLAYER offering digital 3D visualization, modeling, animation, painting, playback, and integration in a single license.


Looking to learn more about the MODO and HIEROPLAYER workflow? Brad Peebler from The Foundry gives a quick overview of HIEROPLAYER for users of MODO in our tutorial.





See how our customers are using MODO & MARI together
Straight from SIGGRAPH 2013, see how MODO and MARI were used on feature film Rise, with a demo from director David Karlak and visual effects supervisor Scott Metzger.






Please Note:

This is a Node-locked license, this license can be used ONLY on the machine whose system ID the license is keyed to.

Licenses can only be used for education purposes. Any commercial use must be agreed in writing by The Foundry. Individuals that use software bought at a discount under the education program for profit and or on a commercial production will be breaking the terms of the End User Licence Agreement (EULA). This is software piracy.


Am I eligible?

Our Graduate license is available for students that have recently graduated from a degree-granting or certificate-granting course lasting at least 5 months, requiring attendance of at least two days per week. The license can be purchased up to 6 months after the course has finished. Purchase can also be made at any point before graduation.

What do you need to order this product?

  • Official photo ID
  • University document or intranet screenshot detailing your class schedule or course enrolment showing your course start and end date or expected graduation date. Information should be officially headed, stamped or show the University emblem.

  • Your system ID – to find it click here.

Parents, relatives and guardians can purchase for graduates as long as the required education identification documents are provided and contain the graduate's details.

Are the educational versions different to the commercial versions?

The products supplied under the Educational License options are functionally identical to the commercial versions.


MODO System Requirements


  • 2 GB RAM minimum
  • 2 GB available hard disk space for full content installation
  • Mouse or pointing device, including pressure sensitive tablets or 3Dconnexion 3D mouse
  • OpenGL 2.0 accelerated graphics, at least 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Internet connection required for product activation and to access online videos


In addition to the general system requirements:

  • Windows 7 and 8 (only 64-bit supported)
  • Intel Xeon/Core 2 Duo, Quad/Core i7 or AMD Opteron/ Phenom processor(s). Must support SSE2 instruction set.


In addition to the general system requirements:

  • Mac® OS X 10.7 or later (only 64-bit supported)
  • Intel processor(s), Core2Duo processor or higher.


In addition to the general system requirements:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 or later (only 64-bit supported)
  • Intel processor(s), Core2Duo processor or higher


MARI System Requirements

Officially supported operating systems

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) or above
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Linux 64-bit (Fedora 12 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4)

A note for Linux users: Some newer Linux distributions have changed their network device configuration handling and do not work with MARI without some configuration changes. Known affected distributions at this time include Fedora 16, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and CentOS 6 on certain, notably Dell, hardware. Please see The Foundry's support FAQs for more information.

Minimum hardware requirements

  • Quad-core processor
  • 250GB disk space available for caching and temporary files (or a minimum of 50GB if you're working on a small project)
  • At least 4GB RAM
  • Display with 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution
  • An NVIDIA or AMD graphics card with at least 1GB of RAM and OpenGL 3.2 Support (see ‘Tested graphics cards’ below) Please note that you need Mac OSX 10.9 or higher to run Mari on Mac with AMD cards.

Displacement preview is currently only available on the cards and drivers that support OpenGL 4.0 or newer.

Virtual memory requirements
It is recommended that virtual memory be available for MARI to use, especially when handling large projects. The use of virtual memory improves stability, helping to prevent data loss on large projects.

Tested graphics cards for Mac OSX

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
NVIDIA Quadro (Fermi Series) 4000
Tested graphics cards for Windows and Linux
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
NVIDIA Quadro (Fermi Series) 4000
NVIDIA Quadro (Fermi Series) 5000
NVIDIA Quadro (Fermi Series) 6000
NVIDIA Quadro K2000
NVIDIA Quadro K4000
NVIDIA Quadro K5000
AMD FirePro W7000
AMD FirePro W8000
AMD FirePro W9000
AMD Radeon HD 7850
AMD Radeon HD 7950

Please download and install the latest graphics driver for your card from the NVIDIA or AMD websites. Please ensure that you are using 8.982.8.1 drivers or higher for AMD cards.

Due to the number of cards available in the market, we are unable to test every card and, therefore, cannot officially qualify all of them individually. However, If your machine/GPU specifications meet the requirements mentioned, theoretically MARI should work fine for you.

If you encounter any issues, please contact

HIEROPlayer System Requirements

Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or above


  • Windows 7 64-bit, or above, with the latest version of QuickTime installed


  • Linux RHEL 5.4 64-bit, or above


  • 4 GB of disk space available for caching and temporary files
  • 8 GB of RAM (minimum requirement)
  • Intel i3 CPU (or equivalent)
  • Workstation-class graphics card with OpenGL 2.1 driver support, such as NVIDIA Quadro series or ATI FireGL series

PLEASE NOTE: If using alongside a content creation package, such as NUKE, you'll need to have the required hardware for both packages available to ensure smooth operation.