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The Commercial Arts & Technology (CAT) lab was formed as a partnership between the Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Research Center (RSESC) and the Department of Art, Art History & Design at UAH in order to better connect the university's commercial art programs with industry partners.  The lab is set up to leverage the commercial art capabilities of the Department of Art, Art History & Design with the technology, engineering, and software expertise of the Rotorcraft Center. We offer the following services:

Serious Game Development* Virtual Engineering CAD Model Conversions
3D Asset Development 2D and 3D animation Performance Capture
Logo Design UI/UX Design Packaging Design
Print Design Web Design Product Photography
Headshots Environmental Photography Illustration

Because of Huntsville’s combination of high tech, education, and military presence, the city is well-positioned to be a major player in the serious games and virtual engineering space. By having a local talent pool of students and professionals that can assist with classified and unclassified projects available for contracting or outsourcing, the CAT lab can help lower the barriers to entry or help quickly scale up for projects in this space while also being cost effective. RSESC has deep experience integrating with industry partners and has the tools and knowledge to make working with the CAT lab easy. If you would like to talk with us about your project, please reach out using the contact information below.

*Serious games include games aimed at education, training, health care, engineering, etc., and are a large and rapidly growing field. These products are developed using the same tools used to create commercial video games and can be intended for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), or traditional 2D screen.


a computer graphic of the rear view of a GE T700-701D Turboshaft Engine
A computer rendered image of the final assembled AGPU
Still frame from LIUS project visualization
computer graphic of a side view of a brown armored Lockheed Martin M142 HIMARS military missle launching vehicle
computer graphic of the front angled view of a EOTECH XPS2 Holographic targeting Sight

Contact Us

Vinny Argentina
Associate Professor of Art — Animation and Game Design
162 Wilson Hall