IKINEMA Brings the Latest Cutting-edge Animation Technology to Interactive Futures 2019 Games Conference

Pioneering the future of digital animated characters, IKINEMA is set to showcase their superior real-time animation tech for game developers

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FARNHAM, UK, 29 January 2019 – 
IKINEMA, trusted specialists in powerful real-time whole body solving animation technologies are pleased to announce today their attendance at the début of Interactive Futures games conference. IKINEMA welcomes visitors on the 1st February for live demonstrations and one-to-one meetings to help studios deliver their game on time and within budget. The conference kicks off on the 31st January to 2nd February, held in Leamington Spa – coined the UK’s ‘Silicon Spa’ for its high cluster of game development studios.

A round-up of IKINEMA animation projects in games, VR, VFX, and Enterprise

IKINEMA Highlights 2018

We look forward to working with you in 2019

It’s been an explosive year for IKINEMA! We’d like to share some of the groundbreaking projects by talented clients and technology partners, we’re so proud to work with across industry verticals of Games, Virtual YouTubing, Location Based Experiences for VR Theatre, Film, TV Broadcast, Enterprise, Academia and more. We’ve collaborated with like minded teams and individuals who echo our belief of ‘know no limits’ to win awards for SIGGRAPH’s Real-Time Live! show in Vancouver with Kite and Lightning, winning gold in both The Telly Awards and New York Design Awards as well as the Lumiere Award with New Reality Co. for their incredible Tree VR experience. And it was an honour to be a TIGA Games Awards 2018 finalist for Best Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology category.

Alexandre Pechev | IKINEMA CEO: “2018 demonstrated a growing interest in the demand of interactive virtual characters for Entertainment, Training and beyond. Virtual characters and virtual influencers appear to play an even bigger role in our society and we are so pleased that IKINEMA’s quality and reliable solutions answers the growing demand for exceptional realism.”

Mike Seymour covers IKINEMA at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018

Behind the Scenes at SIGGRAPH Asia’s REAL TIME LIVE

By Mike Seymour | fxguide

THE FIRST REAL TIME LIVE @ SIGGRAPH ASIA

For the first time, Real Time Live (RTL) was included in SIGGRAPH Asia. The event was slightly different from the main North American conference as the event was by invitation and the curated content included some projects that had already been shown in Vancouver.
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IKINEMA partners with Zero Density for mixed reality live broadcasting at IBC 2018

Dev Talk: IKINEMA on Mixed Reality Virtual Characters with Zero Density at IBC 2018

We were delighted when IKINEMA was approached by Aydemir Sahin, Director of Technology from award winning virtual production and real-time visual effects company, Zero Density to help deliver hyper realistic VR characters needed for their live mixed reality presentations at IBC (International Broadcast Conference) in Amsterdam.   Zero Density specialises in developing creative products that cater the fields of live broadcast, augmented reality, eSports and live events. They turned to IKINEMA to leverage our sought after real-time combo technologies – Orion motion capture solution partnered with VR tracking system, alongside LiveAction which live streams the actors’ real-time performance and precisely retargets and cleans the mocap data directly onto virtual characters. For IKINEMA, it was exciting to help integrate our tech with the Reality Engine, Zero Density’s photo-realistic 3D real-time virtual studio and augmented reality platform – this being an entirely new engine for IKINEMA and the set-up was supported by the Unreal Engine. By partnering with Zero Density, both teams were able to draw on each others field of expertise to deliver an innovative solution and outstanding quality animation to the broadcast industry.

Anime ‘virtual YouTube hosts’ are a thing, and Gree’s using VR to make them

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GREE VR Studio To Launch Virtual YouTube Channel Using IKinema Technology

Earlier this year real-time animation specialist IKinema announced the launch of its new motion capture solution Orion. Today, Japanese media broadcaster and games publisher Gree Inc. and its subsidiary Gree VR Studio have announced the implementation of Orion to launch a new virtual YouTube hosting channel.
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