Our Strategic Initiatives
MAXON Competence Centre Singapore - ASEAN
Established on 29th March 2012, the MAXON Competence Centre Singapore – ASEAN is a partnership between IM Innovations and MAXON Computer, a leading Germany-based developer of world-renowned 3D software for the creative industries. It is the 3rd worldwide MAXON centre, following similar initiatives in Paris and Tokyo. Being strategically located in Singapore, the MAXON Competence Centre brings the MAXON 3D technology closer to industry professionals to better serve and support local customers to increase the talent pool for 3D animation, motion graphics and visual effects. This initiative is supported by Infocomm Media Development Authority.
MAXON Competence Centre @ TP
Launched on 25th January 2013, MAXON Competence Centre @ TP was set up through a tripartite partnership between IM Innovations, MAXON Computer and Temasek Polytechnic, and is an extension of MAXON Competence Centre Singapore-ASEAN. It focuses on capabilities development of educators and students through CINEMA 4D-related project work, training, as well as staff and student attachment programmes, to support the growing industry demand for 3D talent.
3D Media Studio
The 3D Media Studio (3DMS) was set up in 2005 set up to provide the expertise to explore, develop, and promote 3D graphics and applications among industry professionals and students. Launched on 30 September 2005 during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between IM Innovations and Temasek Polytechnic, the 3D Media Studio in Temasek Polytechnic seeks to be the premier competency centre to pilot new and innovative solutions relating to 3D visualisation technologies in the ASEAN region as well as to provide 3D software training and consulting services to industry professionals, educators and students.
Singapore History Alive with 3D
Singapore History Alive with 3D! is a multimedia game-based teaching and learning solution package aimed to ignite interest in Singapore's history among young learners. Built based on the MOE social studies curriculum, the solution consists of 3D educational games, animation videos, presentation slides and quizzes that brings the user into a virtual environment simulating early Singapore. It has been approved by eduLab@AST> for its pedagogical benefits and has received SSOE Certification.
Virtual Paper Napkin
The Virtual Paper Napkin (VPN) programme was launched in early 2005, with the support of the Info-communications Development Authority, now known as IMDA, of Singapore. This pioneering initiative is an outreach and training programme to ignite students' interest in 3D applications.
3D Graphics and Animation Competition
As part of VPN, we have been organizing the annual 3D Graphics and Animation competition since 2005. The competition provides students a platform to express their views through 3D visualizations and has received warm support from Ministry of Education, NLB Public Libraries and ACM Siggraph Singapore.
IDA Infocomm Clubs Programme
We are the approved training partner for digital media in the IDA,now known as IMDA, Infocomm Clubs programme with Temasek Polytechnic and Hewlett Packard. Through the years, we have trained primary and secondary schools students using customized curriculums and have actively conducted seminars to educate students on how 3D is used in various industries today.
Beat by Beat with 3D!
In an interesting mix of art, media and 3D technology, Beat-by-Beat with 3D! explores how 3D graphics can be blended together with a traditional musical production. "The Blue Willow House" was a musical written by Stella Kon, with music composed by Dr. Kenneth Lyen. In this boundary breaking musical staged in collaboration with Musical Theatre Limited (MTL), IM Innovations worked with students from various Secondary Schools and Temasek Polytechnic to create stunning 3D digital backdrops. This strategic initiative is facilitated with the pivotal support by Creative Community Singapore (CCS) - a key initiative by the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), then known as the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts (MICA).
One of our past initiatives is the Interactive Digital Centre Asia (IDC Asia). It was officially launched on 1st November 2007, in collaboration with Temasek Polytechnic and EON Reality Inc. with support from Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA). IDC Asia's goal was to develop interactive 3D applications which could be used for commercial product launches and training.