Software – For Home Use

Note: for pointers on choosing specifications for your own machine please see this post

Here is a list of software available for download and installing on to your own machines:

Autodesk: students.autodesk.com

  • Autocad
  • 3D Studio
  • Maya
  • Revit
  • Recap
  • and many more products

All of these software packages are free from Autodesk, but you must sign up with an educational email account (your @gre.ac.uk) account.

Adobe: adobe.com

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Premiere
  • After Effects
  • and many more products

The University will make this software available to students of the School of Design.

Sign in at Adobe.com with user ID as in short format; e.g

ab123c@gre.ac.uk

note: @GRE not @GREENWICH

Use your current university password

If prompted select COMPANY OR SCHOOL ACCOUNT

From this Adobe portal page you will then be able to download software for use on your own machine; look for Desktop Downloads. If this page is empty or it says trial only then please email designstudios@gre.ac.uk

Microsoft Office: login.microsoftonline.com

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • OneDrive
  • and many more products

The full Microsoft suite of programs is available to all University students. You can download Office 365 Pro Plus software by logging in using your University Account (username@gre.ac.uk)

OneDrive is very useful for storing up to 1TB of data – which is accessible both in Uni and at home either via the full app or just via a browser interface.

Rhino 3d: www.rhino3d.com/download

Rhino software does not offer free licenses but you can get a 90 day fully functioning copy for Mac or PC by signing up and downloading from their site.

VRay: www.chaosgroup.com/download-free-trials

The VRAy rendering plugin is available for

  • 3D Studio
  • Rhino – PC only (no Mac version available) – Needs Rhino 6.23
  • Sketchup
  • Maya

Chaos do offer 30 day free trials if you sign up at the Chaos site.

They are now also providing free licenses to students if you go beyond the trial; this process would require proof of student status. Please mail DesignStudios@greenwich.ac.uk for instructions.

Notes: The licensing process is a little fiddly – after install you need to run “Manage chaos license server” to open a browser window, click Online Licensing and sign in with your Chaos ID to authorise all the Vray licenses you may be using on your machine.

Cinema4D: www.maxon.net/en-gb/learn/educational-licenses/

Cinema 4D is available free to students for download from their site, but you will need to prove your student status by uploading a photo of your student ID as part of the sign up process.

Sketchup PRO: www.sketchup.com

There are no free Sketchup Pro licenses available but you can get a 30 day trial version from their site. They also do a free, web based, Sketchup Free product (though it does not have all the import / export functionality of the Pro version)

Unity3d: store.unity.com

Unity make personal / student versions of their software available for individuals

ArcGIS:

The ArcGIS suite of GIS / mapping software is available for Landscape Architecture students.

Please email designstudios@gre.ac.uk to obtain the install / license files

Unreal Engine: www.unrealengine.com

There area free “Creator Licenese” available for individuals to download and use Unreal Engine after signing up.

Blender: www.blender.org

Blender is free open source 3d modelling software – it’s available to anyone free on Mac or PC

Nuke: www.foundry.com/products/nuke/try-nuke

Nuke VFX software is available as a 30 day trial

ZBrush: pixologic.com/zbrush/trial/

30 Day trial from Pixologic of the latest version 2020 version of Zbrush available after registering.

A “discounted” 2020 version is available for students for around ¬£400

Alternatively Autodesk Mudbox is available free from Autodesk – this is very capable sculpting software that operates in a similar way.

Zephyr: www.3dflow.net/3df-zephyr-free/

Zephyr have a free version of their photogrammetry software for download. This version has a 50 photograph limit but is still very capable.

NVivo: SoftwareDownloads-IL-ISS

Version 12.2 of this qualitative data analysis software is available to staff and students of the University once the licensing agreement has been completed and submitted.

KeyShot: buy.keyshot.com

Keyshot do have a trial version available but it will allow you to save files, and all renders will have a watermark across them. They have a reduced price Рbut not free Рstudent available for around £75 for a year

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