Character Creation Tools Behind “The Meg” and “Venom” Now Available for $60/Year; In Use at University of Portsmouth, SVA NYC and TrueMax
Today, Ziva Dynamics launches Ziva VFX Academic, making the world’s most advanced character simulation software more accessible to students and researchers. For $60/year, qualified users can harness the same tools used on Pacific Rim: Uprising for their non-commercial projects, gaining the benefits of real-world physics as they hone their skills.
“Ziva is spreading throughout the industry and studios are telling us they want as many experts as they can get,” said James Jacobs, CEO of Ziva Dynamics. “With Ziva VFX Academic, students will be able to afford the latest advancements, helping them build skills that will increase their marketability after graduation.”
Used on everything from Venom to Mackevision’s VES Award-nominated PETA ad, Ziva VFX fundamentally changes the character creation process by combining the effects of real-world physics with the rapid creation of soft-tissue materials like muscles, fat and skin. Since Ziva mirrors the properties of nature, artists can produce CG characters that automatically move, flex and jiggle just as they would in real life, removing difficult steps from the rigging process.