Chaos acquires AXYZ design
Access to anima will “remain unchanged for all new and existing customers”, and there are no changes to the other products. The entire AXYZ design team will join Chaos.
Anima: an AI-assisted crowd animation tool targeted at architectural visualisation
On its release in 2011, anima became the first crowd animation tool specifically intended for architectural work, being designed as an intuitive way to add animated characters to visualisations.
Anima now integrates with key DCC applications including 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Maya and Unreal Engine.
According to Chaos, “access to anima will remain unchanged for all new and existing customers”.
AXYZ design human characters are also used in a range of other visualisation tools
There’s no mention in Chaos’s announcement of AXYZ design’s other major product line, its metropoly range of posed and animated scanned human characters.
We’ve contacted AXYZ design to ask whether the metropoly characters will remain available, and whether it will continue to supply characters to other software developers, and will update if we hear back.
Updated 17 July: AXYZ design told us that “there are no changes to any of the current AXYZ offerings”, and that the metropoly characters will remain available.
The firm will continue to provide stock characters for the same renderers as before.