Thanks to the invaluable feedback we’ve received from the Ziva Community this past year, we’ve developed a technology roadmap that truly aligns with our customers and their production needs. We’ve learned an enormous amount from our early and recent customers, and from the VFX community at large.
Thank you from the bottom of our codebase.
Key elements in our growth strategy include the rapid expansion of our toolset and increased software accessibility for all of our users. It is with these factors in mind that we forged the new ZIVA VFX Studio Subscription model.
We’ve released 4 new versions of our software in the last year (with one quick hotfix, thank you 1.0h2!), and with such accelerated technology growth, we’re doing all we can to standardize everything - this includes helping you build your skills quickly and efficiently. As such, we want to encourage users to never stop mastering their craft, and to always be prepared for our latest iterations. The new subscription model ensures that everyone is equipped with the leading Ziva tech and using the best solutions, at all times.
Similarly, by streamlining the license extension and update processes, we’re allowing our users to continue simulating easier. The intuitive subscription flow makes it simpler than ever to integrate, interpret, and proliferate the value of Ziva tools in any workflow.
Lastly, keeping with the concept of distinguishable value, Ziva wants to bring greater value to smaller teams. Our previous pricing model had upfront fees, volume pricing, and reduced renewal costs that were ultimately aimed to encourage multi-license adoption. It was more costly for us to support earlier versions of Ziva - and by extension, easier to support studios with lots of licenses. But we have the machine pretty well-oiled now, so we want to extend those efficiencies to all studios, no matter the team size, budget, or project. Our new $1,800/year pricing allows everyone to buy and renew ZIVA VFX with all the same benefits and without any of the confusion, all while saving anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand bucks in license costs.
We sincerely hope that the entire Ziva Community is as excited about Studio Subscriptions as we are! Thank you so much for your continued support. Please keep making amazing creatures and characters. If you have any further questions about our studio subscription software or would like to know more about how it all works, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ziva Team