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Software Used in Classes (Click Here)

It is not required, but I do recommend it, for your student to have a compatable computer or to download these at home.  This is an informational page and downloading these at home is optional.  All work will be set up so it can be completed on school computers. 
However, if your student is passionate about 3D Modeling, Animation, or Video Game Design, I highly recommend that they practice outside of class. 

 

Animation and 3D modeling Software

Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, 3Ds Max, and Motionbuilder: All of these are free for educational use and can be downloaded from the Autodesk website at:

Autodesk: https://www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview?sorting=featured&page=1

You will need to create an account and get approved through their website.  Click on the "Get Started" blue button.  If you do not have a login, create an account.  The Autodesk website will ask for your school name for approval.  Use: Roosevelt High School (San Antonio, TX)Roosevelt High School (San Antonio, TX)Roosevelt High School (San Antonio, TX)Roosevelt High School (San Antonio, TX)

All of these are compatable for both PC (Windows) and Mac.  The only exception is 3Ds Max is not available for the Mac.  Make sure you download the version we are using in class so it is compatable with our projects.  Since this software is updated every year, our version at school also changes.  Don't worry, you can have multiple versions downloaded and installed if needed.  I will update the version number here on this page once I know what we will have.  This usually happens the week before school starts.

Blender is an Open Source creation.  Free to use for any purpose, forever.

Blender: https://www.blender.org/

Quixel is a texturing software that we will be using.  It is free when used with Unreal Engine.  You will need to use your Epic Games login to use it for free.  Once you have an Epic Games login, we will be using:

Mixer:  https://quixel.com/mixer

Bridge: https://quixel.com/bridge

Megascans: https://quixel.com/megascans/home

 

Game Design Software

I am using Unity and Unreal Engine for our class.  They are free for educational use and can be found here:

Unreal Engine: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/

Make sure you down load the version we are using in class for compatibility.  Since this software updates yearly, the version we use in class also updates at the beginning of the year.  Once I know the version, I will update that information here.  This usually happens the week before school starts.