TAIPEI, TAIWAN (December 16, 2016) – Next Animation Studio (NAS) announces a new partnership with the creative agency AID-DCC, in a strategic effort to bring its innovative real-time animation technology, TomoLive, to Japan. Through this partnership, NAS will be able to reach a wider Japanese client-baseas well as explore innovative new ways to develop and utilize the TomoLive technology at AID-DCC events.
TomoLive is a portable hardware system that gives life to 3D animated characters, allowing real-time interactions with a live audience. Facial expressions, body motion, and even finger movements can all be easily captured through a sensor suit, allowing the actor to effortlessly control the animated avatar. Real-time rendering allows the actor to engage with a live audience, in person or through on-line streaming. TomoLive’s hardware fits easily into a 90 centimeters square cart making it extremely compact and portable. TomoLive can be easily incorporated into AID-DCC’s events, media collaborations, theme parks and other potential opportunities.
“It’s an incredible opportunity to partner with NAS and bring TomoLive to Japan for the first time. We have been working to create new ways to utilize the TomoLive technology, to provide our clients with unique, innovative, and highly engaging services. I am confident that with NAS’ technical capabilities and AID-DCC’s creativity, we will be able to push TomoLive to new heights.” said Yukihiro Tominaga, President of AID-DCC.
“We are excited to partner with AID-DCC to launch TomoLive in Japan and explore new opportunities. We believe TomoLive’s real-time motion capture technology will be a game changer for the Japanese market, allowing companies to create exciting new campaigns for fans to engage in. The technology has achieved positive feedback in Taiwan and China, and I am confident together with AID-DCC, TomoLive will achieve success in Japan.” said Indra Suharjono, CEO of Next Animation Studio.
AID-DCC provides advertisement promotion and production since 2000. AID-DCC area of specialty is branding experience focusing in design and technology.
AID-DCC has won a number of prestigious awards in Japan and around the world. It’s a proud member of the ”Interactive communication Experts (I.C.E)” board of directors.
About Next Animation Studio
Next Animation Studio (NAS) is the fastest, full service animation studio in Asia, specializing in high-quality animation from concept to completion. The studio focuses on developing and producing high-quality, original animation IP for delivery across multiple media channels, innovative VR storytelling, and fast animated news — all in a fraction of time of a traditional studio. NAS employs hundreds of creators and animators in Taipei, Taiwan, and has offices in Hong Kong, Japan and the United States.
With millions of followers and billions of views, NAS is known around the world for its daily CG news stories. It’s one of the few, fully digital content studios in Asia. NAS handles every step of the 3D animation content workflow: from storyboards to real-time 3D production to CG animation. For more information, visit www.nextanimationstudio.com
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