Industry: 3D animation enhancement
Artimatic Technologies’ AI-based invention, skiNNer, addresses the time-consuming task of “weight painting” in 3D animation.
Weight painting is essential for creating puppet-like models used in games, animations, live-action movies and more. This process usually takes professionals three days per model, but with Artimatic's technology, the task can be done in just a few seconds.
The skiNNer plug-in is designed to work with Autodesk Maya, an industry-leading 3D animation package. It connects a 3D model's mesh with a skeleton system, which is then sent to a server; there, a machine learning model processes the data and outputs a weight-painted rig ready for animation.
The refined model is then sent back to the user's Maya system. Artimatic is working to automate this process and acquire a larger dataset for improved performance.
The 3D graphics industry is a fast-growing, $16 billion market where efficiency is crucial. Artimatic's plug-in is designed to work with Autodesk Maya, an industry-leading 3D animation package.