The National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) has commissioned design and photographic consultancy Campbell Rowley to create a new website that will include an archival record of 15 years worth of animation projects. The new site is currently being developed and will primarily focus on showcasing student projects.
This phase will be completed and launched in October 2006, with further development planned before the website is finally completed in early 2007.
Jon Wardle of The NCCA, part of Bournemouth University, said, The NCCA boasts the most extensive computer animation facilities in the U.K. and is the leading center for computer animation one of the most rapidly expanding areas of creative endeavor and technical development. Some of the more visible applications of 3D computer animation are seen in animated sequences in feature films, television and computer games, and it is the outstanding creative talent of our students and award-winning standards of the Centres teaching and resources that will be the focus of the new website.
Grant Campbell of Campbell Rowley says, We have developed a web template that uses muted colors so to keep the focus on the vibrancy of the student showcase, and in a format which affords the opportunity to showcase a large number of visual animations. The contemporary look and feel of the website is conducive to the positioning of the Centre as a leader within the computer animation industry.
Established in 1989, the NCCA offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in computer visualization and animation, and has conducted research of international significance, achieving a research grade 5 in the latest national research assessment exercise. It has also pioneered the production of computer animated simulation rides in the U.K. and its students and staff have had their work screened internationally and have gained numerous prizes.
For more information about Campbell Rowley or NCCA, visit www.campbellrowley.co.uk or ncca.bournemouth.ac.uk/, respectively.