Free Software for High Schools and Students

Free Software for High Schools and Students

            One of the most frequent questions asked by high school students at our open house events is “what software should I learn?”. The answer to that begins with … “It’s not just about the...
Feather Systems in Houdini

Feather Systems in Houdini

Feather Tools | Tighe Rzankowski | Houdini Hive at SIGGRAPH 2017 A talk on procedural tools created in Houdini for generating feathers, creating wings and applying feathers to a...
Houdini Castle Defender VR

Houdini Castle Defender VR

Gabriel is a Game Intern at SideFX. He graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Digital Media and an interest in Houdini for game development. In his presentation, Gabriel talks about the Castle Defender VR project. He walks through the creation of the Houdini...
Drexel SIGGRAPH Meetup 2017

Drexel SIGGRAPH Meetup 2017

            Drexel SIGGRAPH Conference Gathering & Reception Thursday, August 3, 6pm-8pm Pacific Time Tom’s Urban at L.A. Live 1011 S Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 Thanks to all who attended our Drexel SIGGRAPH Reception...
Alumni Work on Spiderman Homecoming

Alumni Work on Spiderman Homecoming

Marvel Studios feature film Spiderman Homecoming features the work of Drexel Alumni: Melissa Cell (2012) — Technical Director Simon Littlejohn (2012) — FX...
Guest Speaker: Graham D. Clark

Guest Speaker: Graham D. Clark

Guest Speaker, Stereo Expert: Graham D Clark July 10, 10am, URBN 239 Screening Room Join the Animation & Visual Effects program in welcoming guest speaker Graham Clark. Graham D. Clark has been head of stereoscopy at Stereo D for a host of major feature films...
2017 Commencement Keynote Speaker John Knoll

2017 Commencement Keynote Speaker John Knoll

Westphal College 2017 Commencement Keynote Speaker: John Knoll Drexel University’s Westaphl College of Media Arts & Design is honored to welcome John Knoll as the keynote speaker for our 2017 Commencement Ceremony. In 1984, Mr. Knoll graduated from film...
ACELab360 Episode 4 – Immersive Projection Domes with Scott Huggins

ACELab360 Episode 4 – Immersive Projection Domes with Scott Huggins

Click here to visit ACELab360 page for a complete listing of all episodes Nick visits Scott Huggins at Spitz Inc. to talk about the intricacies of immersive projection dome construction. (Recorded in April 2017) Show Notes… Spitz Inc. Website: spitzinc.com Vimeo...
Drexel Digital Media Showcase 2017

Drexel Digital Media Showcase 2017

Astral Raiders by Eleventh Hour Studios Nicholas Acciavatti • James Fulmer • Lukas Harb • John Keough • Ethan Koltz • Bernard Sheeran • Vincent Slifer • Rachel Wener • Justin Wu Astral Raiders is an augmented reality (AR – on the Microsoft Hololens) game where a...
DUVR Presents: VR Arcade Night Open House

DUVR Presents: VR Arcade Night Open House

DUVR Presents: VR Arcade Night Open House Tuesday May 15, 7 pm URBN Center – Room 246 (MoCap Lab) Stop by and try some of the latest VR games! We’ll be featuring Rick & Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Onward, Rec Room and Robo Recall. See you...
Insights from PMA Hackathon- Dreamscapes

Insights from PMA Hackathon- Dreamscapes

Insights from PMA Hackathon- Dreamscapes Tuesday May 9, 9 pm URBN Center – Room 246 (MoCap Lab) Come join us to hear about team “Day Bakers” experience at the PMA hackathon. They will be giving a brief overview of their project and sharing some lessons they...
Alumni Work on Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2

Alumni Work on Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2

Marvel’s 2017 feature film The Jungle Book features the work of Drexel Alumni: Dan Bodenstein (2010) — Effects Artist: Method Studios Simon Littlejohn (2012) —  Lighting & Effects...
ACELab360 Episode 3 – Dinosaur 360° Production w/ Val & Ethan

ACELab360 Episode 3 – Dinosaur 360° Production w/ Val & Ethan

Click here to visit ACELab360 page for a complete listing of all episodes Valentina Feldman and Ethan Miller visit the studio to talk about the planning that went into the 2016 360° Stereo production process behind the JauntVR release: Dreadnoughtus VR. (Recorded...
DIY WebVR: Adding Basic Interactivity to VR Experiences

DIY WebVR: Adding Basic Interactivity to VR Experiences

DIY WebVR: Adding Basic Interactivity to VR Experiences Tuesday May 2, 9 pm URBN Center – Room 239 – Screening Room Join us to learn how to make interactive virtual reality experiences. With WebVR it’s super easy so don’t be intimidated if...
WebVR Workshop 1 “Anyone can create VR”

WebVR Workshop 1 “Anyone can create VR”

WebVR Workshop 1 “Anyone can create VR”  Tuesday April 24, 9 pm URBN Center – Room 239 (Screening Room) Join us for a jumpstart into WebVR development. WebVR makes it easy and exciting for anyone to create VR experiences. **Bring your laptop to...
ACELab360 Episode 2 – Nokia OZO w/Kevin Ritchie

ACELab360 Episode 2 – Nokia OZO w/Kevin Ritchie

Click here to visit ACELab360 page for a complete listing of all episodes In this episode… Kevin Ritchie, from Klip Collective, visits the Animation Capture & Effects Lab to demonstrate the Nokia OZO’s production pipepline (Recorded March 2017) Show...
Playtest Senior Project ++ WebVR Meme Contest

Playtest Senior Project ++ WebVR Meme Contest

Playtest Senior Project ++ WebVR Meme Contest Tuesday April 18, 9 pm URBN Center – Room 246 (MoCap Lab) Join us to showcase your WebVR meme and vote for the best one! Also, senior project team Wetware Games will be playtesting the updated version of their early...
ACELab360 Episode 1 – Headsets w/Brendan Luu

ACELab360 Episode 1 – Headsets w/Brendan Luu

Click here to visit ACELab360 page for a complete listing of all episodes In this episode… Nick and Brendan take a look at some of the current array of 360° VR headsets. (Recorded March 2017) Show Notes… DUVR Website: http://digm.drexel.edu/acelab/duvr/...
ACELab360 Stereo 360 Video Series

ACELab360 Stereo 360 Video Series

ACELab360 is a stereo-360° video-cast that explores the tools, technologies and production techniques behind 360° video, VR, AR and other forms of Immersive Media creation and production. Produced by students and faculty at the Animation Capture and Effects Lab...
Superhero Flight

Superhero Flight

Superhero Flight Fly like Superman: VR experience Project Description This project was made by Brendan Luu as part of his 2016 STAR Program and it is still a work in progress. He met with the Child Life staff at St. Christopher’s Hospital to discuss ways VR could...