Animation Research Limited
Ian Taylor is the founder and CEO of Animation Research Ltd. An interesting journey has brought Ian from a small village on the East Coast of the North Island, where he was brought up in a house without electricity, through a career as a singer in a rock band in the 60's, a stint in the army, a law degree at Otago University, and finally ending up working in television in Dunedin where he still resides and where he founded Animation Research Ltd.
About Animation Research Ltd:
Animation Research Ltd is the Dunedin based company that pioneered real time, 3D graphical analytics in the America's Cup back in 1992. ARL's sports division, Virtual Eye, delivers it's 3D graphics across a range of sports that include 30 of the European Tour's top golf tournaments, The Masters, The Open Championship, The PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup and, back home, the NZ Open. Other sports that have used VE technologies include the Volvo Ocean Race, Nascar, F1, the World Rally, International Test cricket and Red Bull Extreme Sports. In 2013 ARL won an Emmy Award for it's America's Cup Mobile App and has been nominated this year for another Emmy for it's latest golf graphics technology called Flightline.