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AIE | VR | Opaque Media Placements

Opaque Media Group Student Placements

Earthlight, is a virtual reality (VR) game set in space, working with Unreal Engine 4 and HTC Vive technologies. Curious? AIE students from Melbourne campus have been working with Opaque Media Group on this cool project. Let’s find out more… Mitchell (2nd year Design student) Christiaan and Mikey (2nd year Game Art) developed a game…

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AIE Game Art | 48 Hour Challenge | Maya | Autodesk

48 Hour Space Station Corridor – Breakdown

48HR SPACE STATION CORRIDOR Jake Higgs and kyle Chin Introduction Hello, my name is Jake Higgs and I’m one of the first year game art teachers here at AIE. Together with fellow AIE alumni Kyle Chin we decided to challenge ourselves to develop an environment in 48 hours using the techniques shown in the DDO…

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AIE | Game Art | Techniques | 3D Concept Art

Discover new techniques in 3D concept art

Our upcoming online workshop on 3D concept art is a great introduction to a new industry technique.   Hosted by Sydney art teacher Oliver Cook, the 3D Concept Art in Zbrush workshop sees Oliver concepting creatures and characters in Zbrush.   Participants will learn about a new cutting edge technique as they see how 3D…

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AIE Teacher | Dean Finnigan

Teacher Profile: Dean Finnigan

With a career spanning nearly twenty years working on hit games and movies such as Fable, L.A. Noire and Legend of the Guardians, Dean Finnigan brings a huge amount of experience to AIE. Now a 3D Animation teacher at AIE’s Sydney campus, Dean [pictured above, second from the left, at our recent Graduate Showcase event]…

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AIE | Graduate Showcase | Industry

Graduate Showcases connect AIE students with industry

Second-year students had the opportunity to impress dozens of industry professionals at the AIE Graduate Showcase.   Held simultaneously across the Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra campuses, the Graduate Showcase sees students present their final year projects and showreels to representatives from Australia’s top animation and games studios.   The goal of the showcase is to…

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AIE | Game Art | Film | Games and Film Careers

Art and animation students kick off their careers before graduation

AIE would like to congratulate our new art and animation graduates who have already secured themselves jobs in the industry. With graduation ceremonies being held around the country this week, an impressive five Screen and Media students and three Game Art and Animation students, all from the Sydney campus, have lined up employment at some…

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AIE | PAX | 38 AIE Games

38 AIE games shown at PAX Aus

The showfloor of PAX Aus 2015 was packed full of games made by AIE students, staff and alumni.   A total of 38 games exhibited at the show over the weekend of October 30 to November 1 in Melbourne were developed by AIE teams.   The AIE Incubator Program, which supports graduates to create their…

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AIE | PS4 Dev-Kits

AIE takes delivery of PlayStation 4 development kits

AIE students will be able to sharpen their PlayStation 4 skills following the arrival of PS4 development kits at our Australian campuses.   The Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide campuses will each receive a PS4 dev kit, granting students a crucial advantage in their preparation to join the industry.   “The benefit of students having…

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AIE | 3D Animation | How to Make a Portfolio

How to perfect your 3D animation portfolio

Dragonborn by Anarkhy on Sketchfab Your showreel is the key to getting a job in the industry. We asked AIE Screen teacher Kim Allen to share his expert knowledge on getting the most out of your portfolio…   When should students start thinking about their portfolio? Students should be thinking about their portfolio’s from the…

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AIE | Global Game Jam | 2015

Global Game Jam on this weekend

Global Game Jam (GGJ) 2015 is on this weekend and AIE students and staff are preparing themselves to develop amazing games for this world-wide event. Last year the GGJ was held in 488 locations, in over 72 countries and created more than 4000 games. This year’s event is expected to be even bigger!   If…

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AIE | Graduate Showcase | 2014

Graduate Showcase 2014

The 2014 Graduate Showcase Evening is upon us once again, and as students come to the end of their courses, they are excited to present to you their best pieces of work. Students graduating from the Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development (Programmers and Artists) and Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media will have a…

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AIE | Arcade Cabinet

AIE Arcade Cabinet

At the Melbourne campus of AIE staff have put together a custom arcade cabinet as a fun challenge for students to create and play multiplayer games. It even features a specially designed interface to show off the game before you select what to play and jump into a match. The games don’t have to be…

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AIE | Portfolio & Demo Reel Tips | Dave Scotland

Top 15 Portfolio & Demo Reel Tips

Preparing your demo reel and portfolio is not as simple as it once was. The landscape is more crowded and the creative options are vast. So what can you do to separate your work form the masses and land that job in the industry? Well the most important thing is to realize the presentation of…

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AIE | Incubator | PAX Prime

AIE Incubator Teams @ PAX Prime 2014

AIE Incubator teams have just returned from showing off their games at PAX Prime Seattle. Jessica Jazic, Communication Coordinator in Sydney, captured the teams in action!

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AIE | Information Evening

Information Evening – Wednesday 17th September, 2014

Launch your career into games and film by coming along to our Information Evening on Wednesday 17th September from 6pm to 8pm. During the Information Sessions, teachers will be conducting seminars covering the range of courses offered starting in 2015. If you’re serious about pursuing a career in games or film then our Advanced Diploma…

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AIE | Industry Experience Day

Industry Experience Day Wednesday 1st Oct 2014

Wednesday 1st October 2014, 10am to 3pm. Considering a career in games, 3D or VFX? Industry Experience Days are a great opportunity to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and get creative in practical workshops using…

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AIE Online

Online Experience Day – September 6th 2014

If you’re interested in AIE’s online courses then our Online Experience Day is an ideal opportunity to find out more Course overview sessions will be running on the range of online courses in 3D animation, game programming and game design offered by AIE. With classes starting all the time, starting your career as a game…

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AIE Graduate | Jonathan Pelling | 2K Creative Director

AIE Graduates credited on Bioshock Infinite

Congratulations to all the graduates working at 2K Australia in Canberra for their amazing work on Bioshock: Infinite. The game has been critically acclaimed and has sold (at time of writing) more than 3.7 million copies. Many people are unaware of the ongoing role that 2K Australia have had in all three Bioshock games. As…

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