Adobe acquires Mixamo

3D animation company's tech will be integrated into Photoshop CC

Adobe has acquired Mixamo, the 3D character animation pipeline that will be well known to users of the Unity engine.

The value of the deal was not disclosed, but Adobe has outlined its plan to integrate Mixamo's technology into Photoshop CC, which has relatively limited capabilities when it comes to 3D content.

"With this acquisition, we are excited to offer greater value to customers while introducing a new way of working to our design community that is looking to push the limits with 3D tools," Adobe said in a statement.

Mixamo, which is based in San Francisco, described Adobe as a company with, "similar goals," to its own. Over the next few months, while the integration takes place, new purchases of Mixamo products, including renewals, will be suspended. Existing customers will be able to use their products without interruption, and any plans that expire before the end of the year have been extended to December 31, 2015 at no additional cost.

However, this does leave a question about Mixamo's integration into Unity, which started all the way back in 2011. At present, Mixamo still has a workflow tutorial regarding its use with Unity on its website, but we have made enquiries about how this will be affected by the Adobe acquisition.

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I am extremely curious to see how something like Mixamo is going to be integrated into Photoshop of all things. PSCC's 3D tools still strike me as rather primitive and awkward, and I'm really not sure how a 3D rigging and animation solution is going to work with that.
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Hugo Trepanier Senior Game Designer, Ludia6 years ago
That certainly sounds like a weird mix. 3D has always been sketchy in Photoshop but it's a good area to improve.

Personally I just wish they'd integrate more of Illustrator's vector tools directly in Photoshop so I wouldn't have to constantly switch back and forth between the two :)
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Craig Page El Presidente, Awesome Enterprises6 years ago
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