August 11, 2015
By Rechelle Tangcangco
Guildford, UK – IKinema, the leader in real-time inverse kinematics, has announced at SIGGRAPH a brand new concept in animation that will enable anyone to create animation using descriptive commands based on every day language.
“The idea is very simple,” said IKinema chief executive Alexandre Pechev. “Imagine being able to drive the actions of your favourite animation hero in real time using simple written or voice commands such as ‘walk, turn left and then run to the red chair’. IKinema is turning that dream into reality.” The technology, currently in prototype, is part of a two-year project code-named INTiMATE that is backed by the UK government’s Innovate UK program. A first-look demo video can be seen here.