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Graduation 2009: Honorary Degree Profile - Ton Roosendaal

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Uploaded on Jul 17, 2009

Computer graphics and open source pioneer, Ton Roosendaal, has been awarded an honorary degree by Leeds Met as part of our Summer Graduation celebrations.

Ton has been involved with computer graphics since the late eighties and is well known for founding the open source Blender project and pioneering new models for creating open content animation films and games.

He received his honorary doctorate in Technology at the University's Faculty of Business & Law degree ceremony.

Innovation North Associate Dean Dr. Nick Cope introduced Mr Roosendaal and gave a brief history of his achievements. He also described his next challenge: a short animated film made over eight months with eight people.

Dr Cope praised Blender, saying that it had "extensive learning resources" adding that it was a "world-class creative tool fascilitating new creative businesses."

Mr Roosendaal said as he collected his award "Thank you very much for this incredible honour."

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