Ziva Character Platform




Use Ziva physics simulation tech to generate characters for entertainment and interactive experiences, at scale. The Ziva Character Platform enables existing Ziva customer to unlock groundbreaking new procedural anatomy transfer and real-time asset conversion capabilities, so they can begin to create countless characters, faster, for more medias.


ZIVA’s character data models makes it possible to transfer anatomy and anatomical properties from one creature to another similar creature with ease. The only inputs required are the external 3D model of the target creature and a source creature made with complete Ziva anatomy and physics.

An elephant can become a lion can become a horse, and more. And for humans and other bipeds, the process works the same way. The possibilities for new characters are endless.

Step 1:
Source character Kernels

Ziva Anatomy Transfers are completed through an advanced, warping algorithm.

The Anatomy Transfer script starts by strategically selecting target kernels on your source character.

Step 2:
3D model mesh Fields

The kernels are then distributed on to an automatically generated field on the target 3D model.

The kernel count can be increased for greater accuracy but will affect the overall render speed. Kernel count is auto set to 50.

Step 3:
Geometry warping

All geometry will then warp to accurately fit the structure of target model.

Similarly, all physical properties will be adopted by the new rig so your new anatomical creature will inherently abide by the laws of physics.


The Ziva Real-Time solver optimizes your ZIVA VFX rig to perform correct movements with complete secondary dynamics, in real-time.

Simply use the Ziva RT Training plug-in to animate your character and it will self-learn a wide range of plausible motion, allowing you to freely pose your character with accuracy. The more training data you contribute, the more robust the real-time movements will be.

Real-Time assets can be used by:
Animators: Animating high fidelity characters In our Maya Real-Time Player.
Artists: Posing ZIVA characters and faces to quickly generate realistic shapes.
Game Developers: Implementing Ziva characters with Ziva game engine plug-ins.
Build your anatomical, physics-abiding character with the ZIVA VFX plugin in Maya.
Run the Ziva RT Training plug-in with enough animation to teach your character how to move and react in real time.
Access your new Real-Time character through Maya or game engines with the Real-Time Player Plugin.

Interested in gaining early access to the Ziva Character Platform?

Existing Ziva customers can take advantage of the ZCP technology today. Simply let us know a bit about your creative objectives and we’ll get back to you with a platform overview and detailed pricing information.

Want To test ziva real-time?

The Commercial Beta Program let's game developers and studios evaluate the power of the Ziva Real-Time solutions, at their own pace. The tiered program structure grants you access the full capabilities of RT tech while learning how it works and how it can enhance your pipeline.
Level One:

Game Play

See the final results of Ziva Real-Time in the interactive Max Run PC game. Make him walk, run, and jump with outstanding realism.
Level Two:

Character Inspection

Like what you see? Take a closer look at our interactive character asset in the Real-Time Player. Pose him and see how stable he is.
Level Three:

Character Training

Train Max or your own ZIVA VFX character with the Beta Developer Tools. Animate your character with our Ziva RT Training.
Final Level:

Real-time Integration

Export your premium game character into leading off-the-shelf game engines, including Unity, Unreal, and Lumberyard.

Early Release Access

The ZCP Beta Program lets qualified studios leverage the industry's leading interactive character technologies, before the rest. So your studio can get a head-start on the next big title.

Instant Results

See the end results, from the start. All qualified Ziva Character Platform participants can receive a complete demo of the Ziva Real-Time results as soon as they join. So you can see exactly what is interactive results are possible, before moving forward.

Support & Feedback

Participants will receive priority support by the Ziva Team. We ensure prompt software user assistance for all ZCP questions and detailed result feedback from our experienced team of TDs and Developers.

Input & Change

The feedback from our Beta software users is invaluable. Your input will directly shape the final versions of the Ziva Character Platform. Let us build a solution that meets all of your studio's needs and accelerates your pipeline.

Faster adoption

The Ziva Team is happy to help your studio discover the best approach for ZCP pipeline integration, based on your unique creative objectives. We work collaboratively with our users to make adoption effective, fast, and integral.

Request to Join the
Commercial beta program today

Interested in learning more about the Commercial Beta Program? 
Let us know a bit about yourself and we'll happily get you started with your
own copy of the Max Run PC game.