New Media computer labs

student 3d animating on computer station

Location: B519, B520 and W700B

B5 Computer Labs

Located in B519 and B520, are the main New Media teaching spaces. Because these labs are intended for processor-intensive or specialized tasks relating to New Media, these facilities contain specialized hardware and software not available in other labs on campus. When classes are not in session these facilities are open for student use. Those who are using the lab for word processing and other simple computing needs should, however, use other labs.

W700B Computer Lab

Located in the Asper Centre for New Media, W700B is a smaller computer lab that is equipped with 4 Cintiq Interactive Pen Displays and a large format scanner for animation. When classes are not in session, this facility is open for student use.

More Info

Swipe card access-
Technical concerns:

Who can use the space

24 hour access - Any New Media students with swipe card access.

Technical Specifications

All three New Media computer labs are equipped with high-end workstations featuring:

  • Two high resolution, color calibrated monitors
  • Xeon multi-core processors
  • High speed and high capacity RAM
  • SSDs and high capacity storage drives
  • NVIDIA Quadro GPUs

Each workstation provides access to a wide variety of professional and open source software, including:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Autodesk 3DS Max, Maya, AutoCAD, Mudbox
  • Arduino IDE
  • Audacity
  • Brackets
  • Blender
  • Celtx
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Git
  • Microsoft Office Professional
  • PhoneGap
  • Processing
  • Python
  • Unity3D Professional
  • Unreal Engine
  • Vicon Blade (On marked workstations only)
  • Visual Studio Professional