Ziva Dynamics announced that its flagship tool called Ziva VFX has won the Monolith Award for Technology.
The annual award is presented to the achievement that represents “the most outstanding innovations in technology" across the media and entertainment industry. Ziva Dynamics deceived the awards on November 9 at the Infinity Festival in Hollywood.
The Ziva method helps artists boost the character creation process by combining real-world physics with the rapid simulation of soft-tissue materials like muscles, fat, and skin. Users are given the ability to mirror the fundamental properties of anatomy and nature to produce CG characters that move, flex and jiggle just as they would in real life.
Over 25 judges participated in the selection process, choosing Ziva VFX as the chief example of technology “that is changing the ways in which people are sharing stories around the world.”
“Ziva VFX has always been a ‘for artists, by artists’ kind of product,” noted James Jacobs, co-founder & CEO of Ziva Dynamics. “So it’s thrilling and humbling to be recognized by the very developers, storytellers and creators that are leading this space and setting the precedent for great work. The Ziva team has worked tooth and nail to make a tool that can help artists of all levels, from Hollywood to the classroom, and we’re so proud to see that effort being appreciated and recognized by our peers.”