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Blender is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
Code Club World
A worldwide network of coding clubs for children
Extra Credits is a web series, providing short animated videos explaining and exploring different elements of game design and considerations for designers.
Gamestar Mechanic uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help you learn game design and make your own video games!
Make It @ Your Library
This site is brought to you in collaboration with Instructables and the American Library Association. Make it @ Your Library believes that content creation in the library is a vital direction for our libraries to pursue.
Maker Education Initiative
The mission of the Maker Education Initiative is to create more opportunities for young people to make, and, by making, build confidence, foster creativity, and spark interest in science, technology, engineering, math, the arts—and learning as a whole.
MakerBridge is an online community for everyone interested in makerspaces and maker culture, including those working in makerspaces within libraries, community centers, and schools.
Makezine.com is an award-winning website, one of the most popular online destination for makers, crafters, inventors, tinkerers, and amateur scientists.
With PicoCrickets, you can create musical sculptures, interactive jewelry, dancing creatures, and other playful inventions.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
TechGirlz empowers middle school girls to become tomorrow's technology leaders . We put tech directly in their hands through our free, project based TechShopz, and aim to eliminate the gender gap by sparking a passion for tech early in girls' lives.
With Tinkercad you can quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer.
What is the DesignStudio@GCLS?
The DesignStudio@GCLS is our latest makerspace! Take advantage of the latest hardware and software to do music mixing, build and design video games, create animations, digital art, and more.
Hardware & Software
The DesignStudio@GCLS features new hardware and software for your animation and music creation needs.
|Dell Optiplex 9030 All-In-One Touchscreen Computer
||Anime Studio Debut 11
|Dell Optiplex 7020 MT
||Sketchbook Pro 7
|HP Sprout Computer + Capture Stage
||Sony Acid Pro 7
|HP DesignJet T520 ePrinter
|Wacom Intuos Draw tablets*
|MIDI Keyboard Controller
|Audio Technica Headphones*
|Gorilla Pod + Camera*
*must be checked out from the MakerStudio
***Only available on the iMac
Music Software Tutorials
New to the music production/mixing software like Garageband and Sony Acid Pro 7? Check out these helpful tutorials to help get yourself started!
Animation Software Tutorials
New to the animation software like Dragonframe and Anime Studio? Or maybe you are new to the flipbook feature of Sketchbook Pro 7? Check out these helpful tutorials to get yourself started!
Game Creation Tutorials
Beginner's Guide to Construct 2
Ready to start making HTML5 games? Check out this step-by-step tutorial which will get you started making your first video game!
New to the game creation software Construct 2? Check out these helpful tutorials to get started!
How to Make a Platform Game
Ready to make your first platform game in Construct 2? Check out this step-by-step guide which will walk you through your first platform game!
Construct 2 Tutorials
Want to learn how to use Construct 2? Check out these community built tutorials!
Digital Art Software Tutorials
New to the digital art and photomanipulation software Sketchbook Pro 7, Inkscape, and GIMP? Check out these helpful tutorials to get yourself started!
Official GIMP Tutorials
Created by The GIMP Team, these tutorials walk you through the basics and also how to use the program for photo editing and creating Perl and Python scripts.
Official Inkscape Tutorials
With official tutorials as well as community made ones, this site will help you get started creating vector art with Inkscape.
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