Congratulations to the EU-funded AniM project, lead by Dr Jian Chang and Dr Jian Jun Zhang, for an article that has been written and published on the European Commission’s website.
The research project AniM – Enhanced Computer Animation by Fusing Computer Graphics Technology with Smart Data Management – aims to improve the status quo by developing the “next generation computer animation techniques” and to answer challenges in handling computer animation data in an intelligent way to facilitate creativity and to encourage interaction among users through knowledge transfer and development.
Hosted by the National Centre for Computer Animation, AniM’s research team has delivered smart solutions to tackle those data-management challenges in computer animation production, and improve both the designer and user experience. AniM used Chinese marionette puppetry as a test medium to demonstrate the interactive software tools and other innovations to reproduce stylish cultural content in animated forms.
Click here to read The European Commission’s article Next-gen digital animation tools inspired by Chinese puppetry.
For more information, please contact either Dr Jian Jun Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Jian Chang (JChang@bournemouth.ac.uk) via email.
Professor Jian Jun Zhang, Dr Jian Chang and Hui Liang are pleased to announce the EU AniM Workshop.
Please click here to register.
The “AniM” www.euanim.org is an EU FP7 Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship funded project, which aims to improve the status quo by developing the “next generation computer animation techniques” and to answer challenges in handling computer animation data in an intelligent way to facilitate creativity and to encourage interaction among users through knowledge transfer and development.
The workshop is an intensive research meeting, aiming to provide new insights, approaches and methods of the next generation computer animation techniques and the intelligent animation data management to facilitate the growth of the computer animation industry.
Over 70 researchers based at UK universities and industry companies, will be invited for this workshop , which will be structured around the themes of “Enhanced Computer Animation technology” and “Intelligent Data Management for Computer Animation”.
You are invited to join us at the Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University, on 2nd September 2016. Registration will be open from 09.45 and the workshop will commence at 10.30.
Professor Jian Jun Zhang of the NCCA, Bournemouth University will chair the event, which will include an introduction to the research within the project EU AniM and a panel discussion. Professor Nigel W John from the University of Chester, is confirmed to deliver a keynote on “Real Time Computer Graphics for Surgery Simulation”. A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.
We look forward to seeing you in September, in the meantime if you have any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact us.