- NaturalMotion Ltd., the developers of breakthrough 3Danimation technology based on Dynamic Motion Synthesis (DMS), today announced theimmediate availability of the company’s free endorphin Learning Edition (eLE). Based on theaward-winning 3D character animation software endorphin 2.0, the eLE has no timerestrictions, includes all relevant product documentation, and offers a comprehensivesupport network via the company’s endorphin forum. The software is fully functional;however, it is motion file export disabled and is not to be used for commercial production.The eLE is available now through NaturalMotion’s Web site at www.naturalmotion.com.Used by leading production and animation companies such as The Mill, Sony ComputerEntertainment, Namco and Moving Picture Company, endorphin is the only characteranimation software to utilize DMS, a technology based on artificial intelligence controllersthat imitate the human nervous system. Unlike conventional animation techniques such askeyframing or motion capture, endorphin’s DMS technology uses the CPU to simulate thebrain and body of 3D characters, which allows animators to synthesize human movementsin real time. This approach produces directed and fully-interactive 3D characters thatessentially animate themselves with real-life movements that are unique every time; thusdramatically reducing animation asset production time.“endorphin provides an entirely new approach to 3D character animation that willsignificantly impact how 3D characters are animated in the future,” said Torsten Reil, CEO of NaturalMotion. “With the availability of a free eLE, animators will have the opportunity toeducate themselves on endorphin’s unique DMS technology and develop a valuable skill setfor the high-end industry. Equally, smaller animation studios can evaluate the software attheir own pace, and have the option to rent endorphin 2.0 .........................Full Press Release (PDF) !!!!
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