NaturalMotion's tech to be used on simulation project under contract to DARPA

Total Immersion licenses Morpheme

Simulation developer Total Immersion Software has licensed NaturalMotion’s morpheme animation engine.

The developer will be using the tech to power RealWorld, its simulation platform produced under contract to the American Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). RealWorld lets people rapidly create drag-and-drop simulations that can be used to train professionals for situations such as military missions, rescue operations and natural disasters.

“Because realism is central to Total Immersion Software’s next-generation military simulations, every aspect of their products must mirror reality to the largest degree possible, including character animation,” said Christian Staack, vice president of sales for North America at NaturalMotion.

“Morpheme delivers that aspect of authenticity while also eliminating animation development headaches, and streamlining the overall animation pipeline.”

Pete Bonanni, chief executive officer at Total Immersion Software, added: “By adding the performance and power of the morpheme animation run-time and the ease of its authoring component to RealWorld, we will be able to deliver a more true to life experience. With the ability to easily create realistic human characters, we will be able to enhance our overall product.”

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