'War for Planet of the Apes'
Weta Digital has designed and developed a set of tools embedded in Autodesk Maya, and has partnered with Autodesk in order to market them as a subscription cloud service called WetaM.
Weta Digital, one of the world’s top VFX studios, has already won 13 Academy Sci-tech Awards for its tools that artists use to produce some of the world’s best known film and TV series including ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Avatar’, ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’. Weta intends to release WetaM as a private beta towards the end of 2021.
Weta’s proprietary VFX tools have been built on Maya’s open API, and will be commercialised through WetaM. Artists from around the world will have access to a complete cloud-based pipeline, running from stage to screen. WetaM is the first product launch under a new division within Weta Digital devoted to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). This new arm of the business is integral to Weta’s expansion strategy to make professional and prosumer tools available to artists working in media & entertainment. The dedicated website will be located here.
As a leader in VFX and animation for the last three decades, Weta Digital is founded in technological innovation, artistic talent and exceptional visual style. “Weta Digital has brought together the most creative minds in the world and been a pioneer in the visual effects and entertainment industry for decades,” said Prem Akkaraju, CEO of Weta Digital. “WetaM is the first step toward making VFX and animation production accessible to every artist.” www.autodesk.com
Comparison of Weta Koru software with Autodesk Maya.
Weta Digital's ecosystem simulator Totara.