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Bournemouth University Chooses endorphin

NaturalMotion Ltd., a British developer of motion synthesis technology, announced that the National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University, U.K., will be using multiple licenses of endorphin across its animation and visual effects courses. endorphin, which uses AI and biomechanics techniques for realtime character motions, was chosen due to the advances it makes in computer animation and the possibilities it will offer students upon graduation.

endorphin will be integrated into the teaching units of the BA (Hons) Computer Visualization and Animation, MA 3D Computer Animation and MSc Computer Animation. It will be used by students in their project work, which include individual projects, group projects, innovation projects, major projects and masters projects.

"endorphin is a glimpse of the future today. It is the way computer animation will be performed in the future and it is essential that our graduates are made aware of these very important trends," said John Vince, professor of Digital Media at Bournemouth. "We're confident our students will be inspired by the power of endorphin and explore unusual applications for it. Ultimately, they will be able to influence the computer animation and computer games industries and accelerate the trend towards powerful intelligent software tools."

"The Bournemouth Media School has an amazing reputation in the industry, and we are delighted by their decision to use endorphin across their animation courses. We are looking forward to seeing great student show reels and project work," said Torsten Reil, NaturalMotion ceo.

endorphin 1.5 is available now from $12,795.

NaturalMotion Ltd. is the creator of Active Character Technology (A.C.T.), a break-through in 3D character animation based on Oxford University research on the control of body movements. Founded in 2002, the privately-owned company has received funding from the games, film and finance sectors. Its development team of software engineers, biologists, physicists and animators is located in Oxford, U.K. For further information, visit www.naturalmotion.com.

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