DNEG has acquired an exclusive license to Ziva Technologies from Unity

DNEG has acquired an exclusive license to Ziva Technologies from Unity

We are excited to announce that DNEG has acquired the exclusive license to Ziva from Unity!

Ziva is a pioneering toolset for creating digital characters and creatures that has become standard software for visual effects, animation, and gaming companies. As part of the deal, DNEG will also acquire a significant portion of the Ziva team.

Featuring advanced simulation and real-time character creation features, aided by machine learning (Machine learning), Ziva enables artists to create increasingly accurate and scalable digital characters with greater efficiency and control.

Our VFX and animation teams have used Ziva on a number of previous projects, helping us deliver compelling representations of digital characters in films and episodic content such as Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Fast x, Poison And Poison: There must be no carnage, The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, MiG 2: TrenchAnd Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,,And also for our upcoming joint productions Animal friends And Garfield movie!

This investment in and future development of the Ziva toolset will strengthen our creature product line, helping our artists create engaging digital characters and creatures for all of our projects.

This technology will also support our new DNEG IXP division, enabling the creation of real-time interactive digital humans and creatures for upcoming projects in gaming, virtual concerts and theme park attractions, as well as new generation headsets such as the Apple Vision Pro. .

Namit Malhotra, CEO, DNEG says:
“This transaction is part of DNEG's strategy of continuously investing in technology to strengthen its leadership position. Integrating Ziva into our suite of technology tools helps our artists deliver amazing cinematic performances and experiences to discerning moviegoers around the world, and also supports our strategic move towards immersive experiences with the launch of DNEG IXP “, which enables the creation of cinematic-quality digital characters and creatures in games and immersive environments. I'm excited about the possibilities this deal will open up for both us and our partners.”
Paul Salvini, Global Chief Technology Officer, adds:
“The integration of the Ziva toolkit – and much of the team working on it – gives DNEG a strong competitive advantage in developing cutting-edge, fully compelling digital characters and creatures. This is an important growth area for DNEG, which will allow us to continue improving our work on digital characters and creatures, not just for film.” and loops, but also for real-time immersive applications. I look forward to working with the team to support product development and help evolve the Ziva toolset in exciting new directions.”

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