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Old 06-11-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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Post is escape studios legit?

Hi, i was looking for a cg academy and i came across escape studios. it looks good but i found this incredible offer on their front page techstore.escapestudios.co.uk/shop/student-workstation-bundle-offer.html i am a student (not at the academy) is this too good to be true? and what are the requirements to get it?
 
Old 06-11-2011, 07:08 PM   #2
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I'm sure Escape Studios are very legit However you can get the software for free from Autodesk if you are a student

http://students.autodesk.com/ so there is no need to pay for it.

I have no idea if the rest of the money is good value for the hardware though, but that seems a lot compared to what I would normally pay for a decent computer... and if you are a student don't worry about Xeon's, they're bloody good in servers or renderfarms that are cooking 24 hours a day, but unless you want them for that I'd buy an i7 or similar and use the extra money to get more RAM - 6GB is quite small these days. Isn't hardware much cheaper in the US than it is in Europe, or is that just a myth? Hmmm it also mentions the equipment can only be shipped within the EU, so if you are resident in the USA I don't think you'll be able to get it.
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The Autodesk student licenses are only for 3 yrs and the bundle on escape studios is for permanent. $3,896 or $10,324 (Autodesk price(not including motion builder)) for JUST the software. and the escape studios comes with a monitor AND a Wacom 4 pen tablet. But my main question is, Do you have to be a student at escape studios. or can anybody with a student ID able to?
 
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Why dont you ask them?
 
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The Autodesk student licenses are only for 3 yrs and the bundle on escape studios is for permanent. $3,896 or $10,324 (Autodesk price(not including motion builder)) for JUST the software. and the escape studios comes with a monitor AND a Wacom 4 pen tablet. But my main question is, Do you have to be a student at escape studios. or can anybody with a student ID able to?


These aren't commercial licenses, they are student copies, so there's no comparison. You can't use them to make money. That's why I suggested downloading them for free from Autodesk - it's the same piece of software. If you really want to pay for free student software you could try Studica

http://www.studica.com/uk/en/Autode...io n_2011.html

they'll sell it to you for 168 - admittedly more expensive than the Escape Studios copy but you wouldn't need to be a student at escape to buy it.

There's no point in owning software permanently because it goes out of date in a year or two - that's why Autodesk giving it away free is such a fantastic deal for students. You just get the next version as soon as it comes out, and as long as you are a student; it's free.
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:27 PM   #6
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ohhhhh i get it. thank you for your replies i really appreciate it
 
Old 06-15-2011, 12:38 PM   #7
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I've got a question about the Maya essentials bundle of escape studios. Could you recommand it? It really looks nice to improve my basic knowledge.

And I would have something to stick on for a longer term.
 
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Hi all

I'll leave it to someone else to answer the thread title question...

Just to clarify a couple of other points...

The Autodesk student software on the Escape Studios web page (as well as other student software listed) is available to all students (not just escapees), providing they have a valid student ID they can email us alongside their order.

Here's some info from one of our technology specialists about the hardware...

"The workstation is quite competitively priced and would most likely be supplied with the higher level graphics card - the Quadro 4000 - as opposed to the FX card listed.

Escape's ethos is to provide students looking to build a career in CG with technology equivalent to that found at the high end facilities they're likely to end up working in. Xeons being a high grade enterprise level CPU would be the standard choice there - for workstations as well as server/render kit- rather than i7s which they will out perform. 6GB is fine for RAM though 12GB is certainly better if you can afford it as it exceeds the 2GB per core metric that's a fairly good rule of thumb for advanced performance."

Feel free to PM me or contact one of the tech. team through the website if you want any more help, advice or information.

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