Studio X provides a wide range of specialized XR-related software.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and more.
Agisoft Metashape is a stand-alone software product that performs photogrammetric processing of digital images and generates 3D spatial data to be used in GIS applications, cultural heritage documentation, and visual effects production as well as for indirect measurements of objects of various scales.
Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, virtual reality, and computer games.
DaVinci Resolve is the world’s only solution that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics, and audio post-production all in one software tool! Its elegant, modern interface is fast to learn and easy enough for new users, yet powerful for professionals.
Released in 2018, Epic Games Launcher is a digital distribution platform for video games and software developed by Epic Games. Along with exclusive titles created in-house by Epic Games, the launcher includes downloads for the Unreal Engine game creation platform and licensed games from third-party developers.
Godot (/ɡɒˈdoʊ/) is a 2D and 3D, cross-platform, free and open-source game engine released under the MIT license. It was initially developed for several companies in Latin America prior to its public release. The development environment runs on multiple operating systems including Linux, macOS, and Windows.
Insta360 Studio 2021 allows users to edit videos and photos shot on GO 2, ONE R, ONE X2/X, EVO, GO, ONE, NanoS, Nano and Air. It contains the Insta360 Plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro（2018/2019/2020）and Final Cut Pro X which enable you to open and edit insp/insv/mp4 files in Premiere/Final Cut Pro X.
Maya is an animation tool for 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering. With Maya, you can create any character or creature imaginable. Users can design cool virtual reality games or popular TV shows or movies or even animate models with Maya’s keyframe-based editor. Maya also has tools to perform sophisticated simulations of crowds, water, fire, smoke, and more.
Spark AR Studio is an augmented reality platform for Mac & Windows that allows you to create AR effects for mobile cameras that you can publish to Instagram and Facebook. Think of it like Photoshop or Sketch, but for AR.
Steam is an online platform from game developer Valve where you can buy, play, create, and discuss PC games. The platform hosts thousands of games (as well as downloadable content, or DLC, and user-generated features called “mods”) from major developers and indie game designers alike.
VIVEPORT is the app store for virtual reality content and experiences. Building on the fast growth and success of VR gaming, VIVEPORT features a wide range of VR experiences that inspire people to discover, create, connect, watch, and shop in VR.
Gayatri Shetty is an XR Specialist for Studio X. She is majoring in digital media studies and computer science and is from New Jersey. She is interested in pursuing HCI and exploring XR technologies. She usually spends her free time reading, hiking, and watching sitcoms.
Hi! My name is Liz, and I’m a senior studying BCS & Psychology. I’ll be doing a Take5 year in Visual Art Studies since I enjoy photography, filming, and editing. I also love to dance and am a member of Rice Crew here on campus.
I am Liv Ritz! I’m a current Junior in the Class of 2025, studying Business on a Marketing Track. My post-grad career aspirations are to work in Public Relations or Digital/Social Media Marketing for a company. I am a very creative person and have had an entrepreneurial spirit since I was a kid, building my own mini-businesses along the way. Here on campus, I am also the Director of Marketing for the Residence Hall Association, Publicity Chair for the Photography Club, and a lifeguard at the GAC. In my free time, I’m most likely going to the gym, reading a romance novel, or convincing my girlfriends to go on another trip to Europe 🙂 I’m excited to join the Studio X team!
Caleb Kohn-Blank (’25) is an XR Specialist. He is majoring in Digital Media Studies and is from Brooklyn, NY. He is passionate about XR and its ability to create unique and innovative fun experiences. In addition to working at Studio X, he is a part of the UX Club, and in his free time, he likes to read, craft, and play video games
I am a junior (class of 2025) majoring in Business and Brain & Cognitive Sciences. I’m from Long Island, NY but I’ve been raised around the world in places like Australia and India. I’m really into the future of brain technology and am always up to learning something new. I make sure to take time for myself by playing badminton and hanging out with friends.
Hi, my name is Liz! I’m a senior majoring in English with minors in Digital Media Studies and Computer Science. I’m interested in game design and development, which I look forward to doing more of in Studio X as part of our Aurum project. On campus, I’m also WRUR’s FM Programming Director and have hosted a college radio show since freshman year. You can usually find me somewhere comfortable on campus, making elaborate playlists or sketching all over my notes.
Hey, my name is Aleem Griffiths! I was born and raised in The Bronx (NYC). When I came to college I started djing under the name “Dr. Griffs” I graduated from U of R with a DMS Degree in 2018. I am a fan of tech, music, and engaging conversations! I look forward to getting to know more about XR in Studio X!
Hi everyone, my name is Sherkeem Duprey. I am a computer science major, class of 2026, and I’m an aspiring software engineer. Outside of school I love to watch and play basketball, as well as video games.