Advanced Character Platform Adds Art Directable Rest Shapes; Custom Deformations with Full Dynamics.
Today, Ziva Dynamics breaks the rules of character simulation with Ziva VFX 1.7, inviting more artists into the fold with their most user-friendly tool yet. With the introduction of Art Directable Rest Shapes (ADRS), artists can make characters conform to any shape without losing their dynamic properties, opening up a faster path to cartoons and digidoubles.
Artists can now adjust a character’s silhouette with simple sculpting tools to quickly achieve any look they desire. Once the goal shape is established, Ziva VFX can morph to match it, maintaining all of the rich dynamics embedded before the change. Whether unnatural or precise, ADRS can work with any shape, removing the pains of both complex setups and exhaustive corrective work.
The Art Directable Rest Shapes feature has been in development for over a year and was created in collaboration with several major VFX and feature animation studios. While outputs and art styles differed, each group essentially requested the same thing: extreme accuracy and more control, without compromising the dynamics that sell a final shot.