software

Here you can find a multitude of info on the software that is utilized in the eStudio. Explore away!

Explore software as a creative medium to: 

• realize your ideas
• talk with machines
• make art interactive
• activate generative art
• shape the material world
• combine media

• expand your imagination

 <•> Free software for UMN students and educators

Software available via UMN
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<•> Open Source Software + Software free to students and educators

 

Drawing 

Inkscape [vector graphics alternative to Adobe Illustrator]

Photography

GIMP [image manipulation alternative to Adobe Photoshop]

Video 

Blender [here are some tutes for using Blender as a video editing tool]

Audio

Audacity

3D scanning

123D Catch

3D  Design and Printing

Tinkercad
Sketch Up

3D Animation

Blender [3D graphics alternative to Maya]
Maya

Circuits + Electronics

123D Circuits
Fritzing [to document and share your circuits]
FritzingFab [to make your own arduino circuit boards or any printed circuit board]
Eagle [and a guide for installing it to designing your own circuit boards]
Arduino [make art interactive]