Computer design facilities
No matter what medium you want to specialise in, as a design student you need access to up-to-date computer software.
Our five new labs will be reconfigured to provide optimum teaching and a great work environment. This will include one 40-seat dual boot iMac, two 20-seat dual boot Mac [iMac and MacPro], and two 15-seat PCs.
Interested in interior design? You’ll use the latest software, like Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and freeware such as Google SketchUp and Blender.
Studying graphic design and digital animation? You’ll make use of the Adobe Master collection, Apple Final Cut Studio, Apple Shake, and Autodesk Maya - the industry standard software used by Weta and other animation studios throughout the world to make The Lord of the Rings, Shrek and Toy Story.
Keen on photography? Adobe Master Collection Photoshop will be a must, as well as Adobe Lightroom, the leading photographic management software designed to assist professional photographers’ workflow.
Interested in object and product design? At Unitec, we honour our commitment to the design declaration signed by the Department of Design and Visual Arts at Kyoto and other Cumulus member design schools. That’s why, as a product and furniture design student, you’ll use SimaPro and Ecoinvent – a life cycle inventory database that identifies the impact of your design on the environment and its carbon footprint. What’s more, you’ll make the most of other software, including SolidWorks, Rhino and Graphisoft ArchiCAD.
Last edited: 23 January 2012