Animation & Visual Effects Facilities

In the largest green screen in Northern California, you'll use real-time composite monitors and a full array of lighting equipment, including grid lighting, scrims, gel frames, green props, key lights, and more to bring your creations to life.
Use the latest high-end PC and Mac workstations, along with Cintiq tablets, scanners, and a large format printer.
Edit and process video with Mac workstations with Final Cut Pro for input and output, a control room for production and high-end transfers, and rent cameras, lenses, and lighting kits for all your assignments in our video lab.
Record voice-over tracks and sound effects in our industry-standard sound booth.

PC and MAC Lab

The undergraduate/graduate PC and MAC lab is open from 7:30 AM to 12:00 AM, seven days a week.

Our classroom/lab facilities include: 361 PC workstations & 38 MAC workstations

Dell Precision T7610
Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2680 v2@2.8 @ 2.8GHz, 2.3 GHz
Memory: 32GB
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro 5000
2 Hard Disks Drive 256GB SSD /500GB HDD

Dell Precision T7910
Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2630 0 @ 2.30GHz, 2.3 GHz
Memory: 32GB
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro 4000
500GB Hard Disk Drive
256GB SSD Drive

Mac Pro (Late 2013)
CPU: 3.7 GHz Quad Core Xeon
Memory: 32GB
GPU: AMD FirePro D3000
500GB SSD Drive

3 Flatbed scanners
Accommodations for many different kinds of media, including, all computers have DVD+RW Burner, DVD-RW Burner all workstations have FireWire/USB connections.
HP Color LaserJet 5550dn (room B75) and EPSON Stylus Pro 9890 for large format printing (room 313).

PC workstations in classrooms – 224 computers (dual processor workstations)

  • 348 – 21 computers Dell T7610
  • 349 – 21 computers Dell T7610
  • 350 – 21 computers Dell T7910
  • 351 – 21 computers Dell T7610
  • 352 – 21 computers Dell T7610
  • 353 – 1 computers midpoint / Final review Dell T7610
  • 358 – 20 computers Dell T7610 / 10 – MAC PRO
  • 420 – 21 computers Dell T7910
  • 425 – 21 computers Dell T7610
  • 804A – 2 computers T7610
  • 809 – 21 computers Dell T7610 + 21 Wacom tablets
  • 821 – 21 computers Dell T7610 + 21 Wacom tablets
  • 400A – 21 computers new MAC PRO Classroom / LAB + 21 Wacom tablets
  • 2 Labs – 125 computers with DVD burners + 68 Wacom tablets
  • 3 scanner workstations
  • 2 part time instructor workstations
  • Cintiq room 18 - DellT7610 / Cintiq "DTZ-2100 D" screens

  • 6 Editing stations Mac Pro

Animation/Visual Effects Green Screen Studio Class Support:

Classes Support Equipment:

  • Black Magic Cinema Camera 2.5k (tripods, etc.)
  • Canon 5D mark 2 HDSLR
  • 3-Point Arri Light Kit
  • Portable Green Screens

Green Screen Studio – used by classes to shoot keyable footage for class projects and graduate theses.

The studio has its own equipment:

  • 24'x35' Chroma Green Cyc
  • 1 Arri 5K
  • 2 150w Inkies
  • 3 300w Fresnels
  • 3 650w Fresnels
  • 3 4-Bank KinoFlo
  • 1 1-Bank KinoFlo
  • 1 400w Diva Kino
  • 1 400w Diva kino
  • 1 Source 4 Halogen Spot

Grip:

  • Flags, Screens, Gels (Color corrective and Party), Chroma Green Props, Jib and Dolly.

Video Cart:

  • 1 MacPro w/ FCP7
  • 2 HD monitors
  • 1 Panasonic Switcher

Soundbooth: 1 MacPro w/
Sound Editing/Recording Software:
Adobe Audition CS 6
Audacity

These are the Software applications used in the Department:

  • Adobe CC
  • Maya 13, 14, 15, 16, 16.5
  • MatchMover 14
  • MotionBuilder 15
  • Mudbox 15, 16
  • Vue 2015
  • Modo 902
  • Zbrush 4R7
  • 3D Coat
  • UV Layout 2.02
  • Crazybump
  • RenderMan
  • Massive 7.0.5
  • Houdini FX 15
  • BodyPaint3D
  • Cinema4D
  • FramcyclerPro
  • Silhouette 5.2
  • NukeX
  • OpenDCP
  • Sapphire
  • REDCINE-X PRO
  • Pftrack 2013
  • Mocha
  • Vray 3.40.1
  • Qube 6.7-3
  • RealFlow 2013
  • TSM and FSM
  • FinalCut Pro 7.0
  • Shotgun
  • Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 5.1
  • ToonBoom Harmony Premium
  • Crazy Bump
  • xNormal 3.17
  • CamStudio 2.7
  • Quicktime (Player)
  • VLC
  • Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
  • Notepad++
  • Python 2(7)
  • SublimeText 2
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Peazip
  • Marvelous Designer 5
  • Quixel 2.1.3
  • Cura 15.04.6*
  • HDR Light Studio 5
  • Mari 3.0v2
  • PlantFactory Producer 2015
  • Substance Painter

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