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Animation Mentor's Hardware Requirements

Because we are an online school, you must have a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with microphone, and a webcam. Your computer must also be able to run the required versions of Maya. Below you can see a list of all the hardware and software requirements you will need:

Operating System Requirements (One of the following)

  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1809 or higher. or Microsoft Windows 11
  • Apple macOS 11.x, 12.x, or 13.x


Hardware Requirements

  • 8 GB of RAM (16GB recommended)
  • 64-bit Intel or AMD with SSE4.2 instruction set (Apple Silicon arm64 or Intel x86 on Mac)
  • Webcam
  • Headset with microphone, or Headset and separate microphone
  • Three button mouse (A two button mouse will not work with Maya or most of the software used in Animation Mentor's courses & workshops)
  • 7GB of free disk space for installing Maya

If you're unsure whether your system meets the hardware requirements to run the software for your Course or Workshop, please make sure to look at the list below for the the system requirements of the core software used in Animation Mentor's Courses & Workshops:

All other software used and alternate software used have lower specifications than those listed above. As long as you meet the requirements of the software listed above for your Course or Workshop, the other software will meet them as well.



Connection Requirement

Broadband Internet: 1 Mbps download and 600 kbps upload or higher recommended* 

*Use Speedtest.net to check your Internet speed. Be sure to choose the San Francisco server for best results.

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