Zbrush character by Damien Guimoneau Zbrush character by Damien Guimoneau

Maxon, maker of digital tools like Cinema 4D and Redshift, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Pixologic, the company that makes the popular cg sculpting and painting software Zbrush.

The acquisition is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2021, and when that happens, Pixologic founder and CEO Ofer Alon and other members of his team will join Maxon to continue development of the software.

“By combining our world-class tools and people, we hope to delight creative artists with an ever expanding and powerful toolset for their needs,” said David McGavran, CEO of Maxon.

Zbrush is widely used throughout the vfx, animation, and gaming industries. It has been employed on film franchises like Dune Star Wars, Avatar, the Marvel films, and Lord of the Rings/Hobbit; Disney features like Frozen, Zootopia, Raya and the Last Dragon, and Encanto; and game franchises such as God of War, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and The Division.

Image at top: Character by Damien Guimoneau modeled in Zbrush.