The Dublin-based deep learning startup Artomatix has been acquired by Unity Technologies, which offers the widely-known cross-platform game engine Unity. The startups’ primary offering is ArtEngine, which employs AI for scan- and example-based material-creation workflows, enabling studios to create 3D content at a rapid pace. With the acquisition, Unity will have a new and novel tool that will assist its developers in creating game environments.
ArtEngine is the flagship offering by Artomatix and as mentioned above it is a 3D content creation tool. It employs ‘Creative AI’ for scan- and example-based material-creation workflows and is claimed to be the software to do so.This approach enables ArtEngine to create digital worlds that are ultra-realistic. As per the company, the software helps artists focus on more creative work by taking off the burden of material creation work such as, deblur, seam removal, unwarping, up-resing, color matching, and more.