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Animation

TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE INFORMATION

On-ground students are required to maintain a laptop that meets these degree specific minimum requirements. Online students may choose either a desktop or laptop, but a laptop is recommended.

2D ANIMATION

2D ANIMATION (On-Ground)

Software:

Adobe 

Harmony

Storyboard Pro

Autodesk

Office 365

Autodesk Maya

AutoDesk 3DS Max

 

Additional Physical Equipment:

  • Acme Punched Animation Paper (500+ sheets)
  • Acme Animation Peg Bar
  • USB LED LightPad
  • Flatbed Scanner


Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 Version 1809 or Later (macOS is not recommended for this major)
  • Core: Intel i5 CPU 2GHz or faster
    (AMD CPUs are not recommended for this major)
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: DirectX 12 compatible NVIDIA or AMD GPU with 2GB of VRAM
    (CPU based GPU not recommended for this major)
  • Display: 1280×1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB
  • Accessories: Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet or Cintiq


Recommended Hardware:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 Version 1809 or Later
  • Core: Intel i7 or higher
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: VIDIA RTX Class Video Cards, preferred with 4GB of GPU VRAM or more
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 1 TB or greater Solid State Drive/m.2 Flash Storage
  • Accessories: Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet or Cintiq

2D ANIMATION (Online)

Software:

Adobe

Harmony

Storyboard Pro

Autodesk

Office 365

Autodesk Maya

 

Additional Physical Equipment:

  • Acme Punched Animation Paper (500+ sheets)
  • Acme Animation Peg Bar
  • USB LED LightPad
  • Flatbed Scanner


Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 Version 1809 or Later (macOS is not recommended for this major)
  • Core: Intel i5 CPU 2GHz or faster
    (AMD CPUs are not recommended for this major)
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: DirectX 12 compatible NVIDIA or AMD GPU with 2GB of VRAM
    (CPU based GPU not recommended for this major)
  • Display: 1280×1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB
  • Accessories: Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet or Cintiq


Recommended Hardware:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 Version 1809 or Later
  • Core: Intel i7 or higher
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: NVIDIA RTX Class Video Cards, preferred with 4GB of GPU VRAM or more
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 1 TB or greater Solid State Drive/m.2 Flash Storage
  • Accessories: Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet or Cintiq

3D ANIMATION

3D ANIMATION (On-Ground)

Software:

Adobe

Harmony

Storyboard Pro

Autodesk

Office 365

Autodesk Maya

AutoDesk 3DS Max

 

Additional Physical Equipment:

  • Drawing Tablet (RMCAD recommends Wacom Tablet of any size)


Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 – 64bit
  • Core: Multicore Intel Processor with 64bit support
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: 2 GB of GPU VRAM
  • Display: 1280×1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB
  • Accessories: 3-Button Mouse

Recommended Hardware:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 – 64bit pro
  • Core: Multicore Intel Processor with 64bit support
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: NVIDIA RTX Class Video Cards, preferred with 4GB of GPU VRAM or more
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or mm2) or greater sized drive
  • Accessories: 3-Button Mouse

3D ANIMATION (Online)

Software:

Adobe

Harmony

Storyboard Pro

Autodesk

Office 365

Autodesk Maya

 

Additional Physical Equipment:

  • Drawing Tablet (RMCAD recommends Wacom Tablet of any size)


Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 Version 1809 or Later
    (macOS is not recommended for this major)
  • Core: Intel i5 CPU 2GHz or faster
    (AMD CPUs are not recommended for this major)
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: DirectX 12 compatible NVIDIA or AMD GPU with 2GB of VRAM (CPU based GPU not recommended for this major)
  • Display: 1280×1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB
  • Accessories: 3-Button Mouse

Recommended Hardware:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 Version 1809 or Later
  • Core: Intel i7 or higher
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: NVIDIA RTX Class Video Cards, preferred with 4GB of GPU VRAM or more
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 1TB or greater Solid State Drive/m.2 Flash Storage
  • Accessories: 3-Button Mouse

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