Ziva is Hollywood’s leading character-simulation software. From the creators of the Unity game development engine, Ziva is a specialized tool for animators to create 3D CGI characters for films, television, and games. Its simulation technology allows artists to visualize movements to ensure that the character feels as lifelike as possible. On top of this, it’s part of a suite that includes Ziva Real-Time, and Ziva Face Trainer, for more specialized applications in 3D animation. Ziva VFX starts at 50 USD per month for productions under $500K, but students from qualified institutions can access the software for free. Individuals and studios can also access a 60-day free trial before fully committing to the software.