Requirements

REQUIREMENTS

Online 3D Modeling for Games certificate requirements

As a prerequisite for admission to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division, students must be a high school graduate with a minimum, cumulative, final high school CGPA of 2.0 or higher, or hold a General Education Development GED Certificate, or associate's degree or higher.

Software Requirements

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  • Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription (Contains Adobe Acrobat Professional, After Effects, Animate, Audition, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro)
  • Microsoft Office Professional (Version 2010 or higher) or Microsoft Office University 365
  • Antivirus Software (Latest Version)
  • Skype (Recommended)
  • Autodesk 3ds Max and/or Maya (Version 2015 or higher)
  • Autodesk Mudbox (Version 2015 or higher)
  • Autodesk MotionBuilder (Version 2015 or higher)
  • Unreal 4
  • Unity
  • Pixologic Zbrush 4R6 (optional)

Recommended plugins

Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Windows Media Player, and Java

Minimum Technology Requirements

  • PC: Users should have systems with the following specifications: Intel Core®2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor with 64-bit support, Windows 7 Professional with SP 1 (64-bit), 4 GB RAM (8GB recommended), 30 GB available hard disk space recommended, 1366 x 768 minimum (1920x1080 recommended) with 16-bit color, 1 GB VRAM, OpenGL 2.0–capable system, Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft WDM//MME, Direct3D 11 technology, Direct3D 10, or OpenGL-capable graphics card, Stereo Sound Card, Speakers and/or Headset, Internet Speed : DSL or Cable Internet highly recommended and Video Card (minimum specs): Nvidia 400-series (or better) or ATI Radeon 5000-series (or better) video card.
  • Mac: Dual Boot Required Users should have systems with the following specifications: Apple® Mac® Pro 4.1 or later; MacBook® Pro 5.1 or later; iMac® 8.1 or later or *Mac OS X v. 10.7 or higher, 4GB RAM, 30GB available hard disk space recommended, 1366 x 768 minimum (1920x1080 recommended) with 16-bit color, 512MB VRAM, and OpenGL 2.0–capable system. Dual boot requirements: Boot Camp (comes with mac OS X), Windows 7 (64-bit required if running OS X 10.7) and Additional 20 GB HD Space required for Windows Partition. Mac users must have a minimum of OS 10.7 in order to run Adobe Creative Cloud. Additional notes about installing Windows via Boot Camp if students do not have it already set up. Students will need to purchase: Windows 7: Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (Boot Camp 4 or 5) See Windows 7 requirements -or- Windows 8: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro (Boot Camp 5 only) See Windows 8 requirements Helpful link: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5634

Important Note: “Virtual machines” are not supported by The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division for the 3D Modeling for Games certificate program.

Web Browser Requirements

Windows Users: The two latest releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.

Mac Users: The two latest releases of Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.

Hardware Requirements

  • Color Inkjet Printer
  • Color Flatbed Scanner
  • Digital Camera
  • Mouse