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Founded in 2006, Deakin University’s Deakin Motion.Lab is a Melbourne-based team that intersects research, art and technology to deliver state-of-the-art innovative solutions. Bringing movement, performance, data and creativity together, Deakin Motion.Lab provides movement-based creative technology for a wide range of industries, including games, events, film, advertising and performance solutions.


Our team is a highly-experienced collective of artists, designers and programming leaders who specialise in transmedia fields including virtual reality, augmented reality, performing arts, previsualisation, animation and motion capture services.

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Minibeast Heroes

Gigantic insects are the stars of a new animation that will educate thousands of children about Australian insects created in partnership with ABC Education and produced by ABC R&D.

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On February 5, the ABC launched the program “Minibeast Heroes” as part of ABC Education and will be seen by millions of students online and on TV. 

Virtual Production Pipeline 

Use our Virtual Production Pipeline, ‘Alchemy’ to create animated television shows or film previs. Alchemy uses motion capture, facial capture and computer game engine technology to render in real time, with virtual camera and motion control integration.

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