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ICAT Playdate — A New Way for Students to Render 3D Animations with Speed

November 12, 2021

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This year the Division of Information Technology and the School of Visual Arts collaborated with VT's Advanced Research Computing (ARC) to develop a render farm on ARC's powerful computers. This new system allows the art students to render their 3D animations much faster than when using their own computers or the machines in their classroom. The students are thrilled and have been using ARC's render farm with increasing frequency. This allows them to test and iterate with speed; thus they are able to produce more polished and more ambitious animations.


  • Meredith Drum
  • Thomas Weeks
  • Robert Settlage
  • Dongsoo Choi


  • November 12, 2021


  • 8:30am EDT
     Networking, Coffee, Donuts at Community Assembly, Creativity and Innovation District LLC
  • 9am EDT
     Presentation begins in the Community Assembly and 360 Online

Location: Community Assembly, Creativity and Innovation District LLC