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Hardware & Software

AIE teaches the latest industry standard software

AIE students will be taught to use the most up to date software on the latest hardware to ensure they are ready to enter the industry on completion of their course. The software that is used at AIE is constantly being updated and reviewed in consultation with our industry partners. As the latest hardware comes to market, AIE students will have access to these platforms as they develop their projects.

Software used in each course

Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media

3D Animation for VFX and Film
Students utilize industry standard software and resources such as:
  • Maya — Modelling, rigging, animating, lighting & rendering
  • ZBrush — High-detail sculpting & texturing
  • Photoshop — Concept art and texture maps
  • Nuke — Compositing and match-moving
  • Premiere — Video editing
  • Renderman / Mental Ray — Rendering

Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development

Game Art and Animation
Students utilize industry standard software and resources such as:
  • Maya — Modeling, rigging, animation & rendering
  • Unreal Engine — Game level design
  • ZBrush — High detail sculpting
  • 3DCoat — Sculpting, topology, optimisation & texturing
  • Photoshop — Concept art and texturing
  • Unity — Game design and prototyping
  • Perforce — Version Control

Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development

Game Programming
Students utilize industry standard software and resources such as:
  • Visual Studio — Programming in C, C++ and C#
  • Open GL — Low-level computer graphics programming
  • Physx — GPU-assisted physics programming
  • FMOD — Industry standard audio programming tools
  • Perforce and Git — collaborative version control tools
  • Open-source Libraries — Public code-bases commonly used throughout programming industries

Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development

3D Animation for VFX and Film
Students utilize industry standard software and resources such as:
  • Unreal Development Kit, Unity Game Engine, Custom game Systems based on OpenGL ES — Game Engine and Development Frameworks
  • Maya — 3D Content & Animation
  • Perforce, Asana & Project — Project Management & Version Control
  • Photoshop and Visio — Design Visualisation
  • Microsoft Office Suite — Desktop Office Applications

Some of the hardware you will use while studying at AIE

Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that completely immerses you inside virtual worlds.

Play Station dev Kits

Playstation 4 controlllers.

Wacom Tablets

Wacom pen tablets help you express your creative interests especially for drawing, sketching and photo activities.

NVidia Shield Tablets

The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet is a high-performance tablet that can transforms into a serious gaming machine if required.

RED Camera

Carbon Fibre RED EPIC Dragon with Super35mm sensor. High-resolution 6K digital camera for major motion pictures such as the ‘The Martian” with Matt Damon.

Computers

AIE current standard computer specification: Intel i7 Haswell CPU's, 16-32BG RAM, SSD's and nVidia GTX970 4GB graphics cards. Each computer has dual monitors to best facilitate learning and ergonomics.

Render Farms

In house computer HP Proliant Blade render farms to process animations created by our students.

AIE Campus Facilities

AIE provides state of the art facilities and equipment to provide hands on training for all their students.

AIE Students with the RED Camera
AIE RED Camera Case
AIE Classroom 01
AIE Classroom 02