January 5, 2007

NaturalMotion Launches Academic Partner Program

Oxford, UK - NaturalMotion Ltd., developers of Dynamic Motion Synthesis (DMS) technology, announced its new Academic Partner Program, which offers leading colleges, universities, and 3D animation schools subsidized fast-track access to endorphin and select upcoming 3D technology from NaturalMotion.
The new Academic Partner Program is NaturalMotion’s first step in a sustained effort to establish a growing network of students who are skilled in next-generation animation technologies.
As part of the Academic Partner Program, qualifying schools and universities will receive:
* endorphin licenses on all school PCs that are used for relevant courses, such as computer animation and games technology
* Early access to select upcoming 3D technology from NaturalMotion
* NaturalMotion technical and supervisory support for select academic projects
“Our new Academic Partner Program will give students a competitive edge by introducing them to the same high-end 3D character animation software that is used by many of today’s leading game and production companies,” says Torsten Reil, CEO of NaturalMotion. “We’re excited to contribute to the growth and development of the next generation of animators -- giving them access to learn the tools required to stay ahead of the curve in this fast-paced industry.”
The number of academic partner schools will initially be limited. NaturalMotion offers attractive discounts on educational and student licenses to all other qualifying academic institutions.