Technology

Our patent-pending technology simulates how the human body moves and interacts with physical objects, leveraging two decades of research breakthroughs in soft tissue biomechanics and high-performance computing at the University of British Columbia. Benefits of accurate simulation range from human health to computer animation.

Consumer goods — such as high performance apparel and wearable devices — can be designed, optimized, and tested in a virtual world before prototyping in the real world.

Products

Vital Skin FX

Vital Skin FX simulates physically realistic skin sliding and wrinkling for compelling visual effects. Available now as a Maya™ plugin. Integrates seamlessly into animation pipelines, and is being used in major productions. Contact us for a license.

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VitalSkin gives us correct physically-based ‘skin sliding’ behavior on an existing animation without extensive manual work from our CFX Artists. The sims are really fast with a decent resolution, and the results are impressive with default settings. It didn’t take long to integrate into our CreatureFX pipeline.Pascal Chappuis - Head of Technical Production, Image Engine

Vital Body

Vital Body is a software engine for dynamic simulation of the human body. Robust and accurate simulation of soft tissues, such as skin, fat and muscle, and interactions with clothing and the environment.  Currently in beta. Contact us for early access.

Customized Solutions

Our technology can be used for design and virtual testing of consumer products that interact with the human body.  We work closely with customers in different industries to build customized solutions to develop superior products and reduce time to market.  Tell us about your application.

News

Fantastic Beasts!

Vital Skin FX was used in the blockbuster film based on J. K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” VFX studio Image Engine Design used Vital Skin FX to create the realistic skin movement of magical creatures such as Graphorns.

Careers

We are hiring!

We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our team in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. If you are interested in bringing revolutionary human body simulation technology to market, contact us with your résumé.

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