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What Are the Most Sought-After Skills in the VFX Industry

The VFX (visual effects) industry looks for more than an animation education and a decent portfolio. Technical skills learned at school must be added to softer, business-world skills and then combined into a stellar application, portfolio and that showcases individual creativity. We’re going to look at what some of those technical skills are, but before…

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Artcade Shows How to Really Have Fun During a Storm

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Lafayette once again hosted Artcade! The fifth annual Artcade event took place on May 11th with a wide array of local game developers, artists, and film exhibitors. However, this year the event location was not at the Lafayette Science Museum where it’s been previously held. This year, Artcade was…

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Global Game Jam Next 2019

About Global Game Jam Next The Academy of Interactive Entertainment and the Pacific Science Center will be partnering up once again for Global Game Jam Next 2019! Global Game Jam Next will be kicking off July 29th at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment. Located on the 4th floor of Seattle Center, the video game and…

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Video Game Math: Vectors

In this installment, we’re going to talk about Vectors. Vectors are arguably the most important kind of math for a game developer to understand, since so much of what we do revolves around them. Segments, Rays, and Lines In Geometry, you probably learned about some of the basic ways to express location, distance and direction…

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Is Game Programming Right for Me

You might be a programmer when… Have you ever wondered what’s going on under the hood of the games and software tools you use? You might be a programmer! Perhaps you have learned a bit about programming, but you’re wondering whether to pursue it as a career. Let’s go over some ways you can explore…

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VFX Alumni Animates Mobile Augmented Reality Game

AIE USA is excited to announce that AIE Lafayette alumni Kristina Zavala (3D Animation & VFX for Film 2018 graduate) and Dana Nicholle (3D Animation & VFX for Film 2018 graduate) have joined the team at Blipd, an iOS developer in Sterling, Virginia. Info Box Enter description text here. Dana Nicholle 2018 Alumna Both Kristina and…

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Interactive Experience Day April 2019 | AIE Lafayette

Interactive Experience Day – April 13th 2019

AIE’s  Interactive Experience Days are a great opportunity to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and will be able to get creative in practical workshops…

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How To Find A Mentor | AIE

How to Find a Mentor in Game Development

You’re now at a point in your life where you know exactly what you would like to do as a career. You have done the pre-training to help you with admissions into college. Now what? Who will help direct you and make sure you do the right thing? It’s time to find a mentor. What…

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PAX South 2019 | AIE Lafayette

PAX South 2019

Stick a fork in PAX South 2019. It’s done! Thousands of gamers, button mashers, and cosplayers braved the brisk and icy winds of San Antonio to attend the fifth annual Penny Arcade Expo, otherwise known as PAX South. This year’s event was by far the largest yet in the near half a dozen times the…

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January 12th Interactive Experience Day

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment hosted its quarterly Interactive Experience Day on Saturday, January 12th 2019. The event was split up into two main parts, starting with an introduction on what AIE has to offer future students, and concluding with two introductory classes on programming or 3D modeling. The focus of AIE’s curriculum is ensuring…

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