SAN FRANCISCO — Unity Technologies, creator of the popular real-time 3D development platform, has acquired Artomatix, an Irish-based software company that uses AI and neural networks to streamline 3D artistic workflows in top studios worldwide.
Artomatix’s flagship product, ArtEngine, leverages AI to help artists accelerate their creative workflows for material creation, enhancing their ability to achieve their artistic vision and produce photorealistic content. Workflow benefits apply to every industry creating 3D content, regardless of platform or engine. Under the terms of the acquisition, Artomatix will join Unity while continuing to operate out of Dublin, Ireland, where the team is expected to grow exponentially over the next two years in the areas of research and development.
“AI-assisted content creation tools empower artists by increasing their creative velocity to produce better work and get to quality faster,” said Brett Bibby, Chief Product Officer, Unity Technologies. “ArtEngine helps game studios create realistic content for the next generation of consoles and VFX studios to achieve better visuals for films, and can enable equally impressive results for creatives working in other industries. From automotive and architecture to retail marketing and more, the demand for high fidelity design visualizations is growing at an exponential rate and will benefit from ArtEngine’s capabilities.”