NaturalMotion has announced a partnership with the Games Academy of Germany to integrate Endorphin, its 3D animation tool, into the Academy's course curriculum, giving students early access to upcoming 3D technologies from NaturalMotion along with the company's support for select academic projects.
Endorphin is based on what Natural Motion refers to as "Adaptive Behaviors", which it says are more interactive than standard animation data, allowing animators to direct scenes in real-time.
NaturalMotion says the company is looking to work with other schools and universities with the aim of supporting students of new development tools for digital entertainment. The partnership highlights the company's stated commitment to support the educational market.
Said Games Academy principal and managing partner Thomas Dlugaiczyk, "Thanks to NaturalMotion's support, we have the ability to integrate this exciting technology into student curriculum immediately. Upon graduation, students will have a leg up on the competition because we strive to provide the latest professional-grade tools found in the digital entertainment industry. The use of endorphin will be integral to helping our graduates create the next era of digital entertainment."