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Unity Technologies Acquires ArtEngine Creator Artomatix

Irish software company’s AI-assisted software helps 3D artists accelerate and streamline creative workflows.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Unity Technologies has announced the acquisition of Artomatix, an Irish software company whose flagship product, ArtEngine, uses AI and neural networks to streamline 3D artistic workflows, accelerating creative workflows for material creation while enhancing the user’s 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 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,” commented Unity chief product officer, Brett Bibby. “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.”

Advances in technology and increasing consumer expectations are driving demand for more high-quality content. By providing content creators with the latest AI-assisted artistic workflows, ArtEngine allows 3D artists to rapidly create high-quality content that scales for today’s platforms while looking towards tomorrow’s technologies.

“Unity understands the value of enabling creators to do more, and that’s something we’re deeply committed to,” added Artomatix CEO, Joe Blake. “AI creation tools like ArtEngine help to put AAA quality content within reach of more creators than ever before. By joining Unity, we can greatly accelerate the delivery of our industry-leading AI for creatives. ArtEngine will continue to remain platform agnostic, enabling creators to benefit from our AI technology regardless of which engine they choose for their projects.”

Unity is the complete platform for real-time 3D (RT3D) development, offering powerful and accessible tools to create real-time 3D experiences. For more information, please visit Unity’s website.

Source: Unity Technologies