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Evaluation

Evaluation Licenses available for commercial entities and hobbyists.

*Not available for commercial asset production.
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Indie License

Available for individuals working on productions under $500k in total annual revenue or funding.

Annual License: $500/year
Monthly License: $50/month

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Studio License

Global Studio: $6,250/user
Single Studio $5,000/user
Volume Pricing starting at: $2,400/user

*Includes 1 year free upgrade subscription. Annual upgrade subscription $2,000 after year one.
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GREATER REALISM

With soft tissue sitting on top of anatomical muscle groups, everything looks right. Muscles preserve volume under force and collision, while tissue bends, stretches, creases and jiggles with physics-informed realism.

FASTER ALTERATIONS

Director feedback at the 11th hour? No problem.
With ZIVA VFX, character alterations can be applied retroactively at nearly anytime.

Adapting the underlying anatomy of your characters will let you react quickly to all feedback during any step of your creative process.

Faster Alterations

Director feedback at the 11th hour? Character alterations can be applied retroactively at nearly anytime. Adapting the underlying anatomy of your characters will let you react quickly to all feedback during any step of your creative process.

Greater Realism

With soft tissue sitting on top of anatomical muscle groups, everything looks right. Muscles preserve volume under force and collision, and the tissue will bend, stretch, crease and jiggle with the realism audiences and experts expect.

Rapid Sequencing

When the inevitable prequel, sequel, and spinoff get the green light, ZIVA VFX lets you improve fidelity, modify appearances, and shift art direction while still preserving the character essentials. Never start from scratch again.

RAPID SEQUENCING

When the inevitable prequel, sequel, and spinoff get the green light, ZIVA VFX lets you improve fidelity, modify appearances, and shift art direction while still preserving character essentials. Never start from scratch again.
Add Dynamics to Existing Rigs
Add a physical-correction on top of any existing character rig with our goaling attachment. This lightweight approach corrects unwanted stretch and adds contacts and plausible secondary motion.
make FEATURE ANIMATION with physics
Create rudimentary characters easily with a single volume on top of a skeleton. This approach is ideal for feature animation - capturing the bulk, volume, and secondary dynamics of a character.
Correct Trouble Areas

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The Toolset to build characters
with real physics

Studio Licenses as low as

$2,400 USD

per year (with volume pricing)
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* Includes 1 year free upgrade subscription. Annual upgrade subscription $2,000 after year one.
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ZIVA VFX lets you do more:

Materials
Use multiple material types, producing robust motion: StVK, NeoHookean, co-rotational, anisotropic
Collisions
Collide objects using automatic collision detection and response with organic volume conservation.
Elastic Solids
Goal elastic solids to externally animated triangle meshes for instant secondary motion.
Painting
Easy painting: attachment areas, muscle fibers, muscle strength, tet-mesh resolution, material properties, etc.
Caching
Cache simulations to RAM or disk for fast playback and/or restarting.
Scripting
Script and pipeline using Maya MEL, or our open-source Python tools.
Meshes
Embed arbitrary triangle meshes into your simulated solids.
Muscle Firing
Excite/contract a muscle using scripted muscle activation forces.
Volume
Preserve volume with extreme precision, even under large deformations.
Damping
Use multiple types of physical damping.
Cloth Fitting
Simulate thin shells for skin and fascia that automatically shrink-wrap to internal objects.
Attachments
Add physical attachments between objects and paint where they are attached.

Evaluation

Evaluation Licenses available for commercial entities and hobbyists.

*Not available for commercial asset production.
request Trialavailable on desktop

Indie License

Available for individuals working on productions under $500k in total annual revenue or funding.

Annual License: $500/year
Monthly License: $50/month

BUY NOW

Studio License

Global Studio: $6,250/user
Single Studio $5,000/user
Volume Pricing starting at: $2,400/user

*Includes 1 year free upgrade subscription. Annual upgrade subscription $2,000 after year one.
Buy Now

“Ziva’s FEM muscle and skin simulation was the last piece of the puzzle we'd been longing for to achieve realistic looking, physically plausible Creature FX.”

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"It is the best muscle plugin we've found. It brings extra realism to our creatures via physically plausible muscle FX. It is a great improvement to have Ziva integrated into our workflow."

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"Ziva was instrumental in helping Sony create the most realistic muscle and skin simulations for our CG characters to date. Ziva's outstanding results speak for themselves."

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“ZIVA VFX software keeps us at the cutting edge of character work, shortens our teams’ iteration loops, and give us more creative flexibility to focus on doing better work.”

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version 1.0 is now available

The largest ZIVA VFX release to date, v 1.0 is now available for purchase and trial.
Automatic Muscle Firing & Excitation Visualization
Mass Speed Improvements
New Sub-Tissue, Tet Mesh, Cloth & Volume Capabilities
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