Fresh from the cash infusion of their successful IPO (to say nothing of the massive increase in stock price since then), Unity have acquired another company, SyncSketch. This is their second acquisition in as many months, with Unity acquiring Peter Jackson’s VFX software company Weta Digital last month and it most certainly isn’t their last. Syncsketch is essentially a super powered collaborative whiteboard aimed at digital media production.
Details from the Unity blog of SyncSketch:
Creators expect to be able to work from anywhere on any device. We’ve gone from linear, five-day workweeks in the office to distributed, asynchronous work as the new normal. In that time, creators across industries have invented new workflows that help them design buildings, share designs, create movies, release games, and much more.
SyncSketch helps artists, animators, VFX professionals, students, and creators of all types to communicate in real-time and collaborate around their work.
SyncSketch supports 2D imagery, video, and much more. But it also shines with 3D models. Users can easily rotate 3D assets, change the lighting, markup with notes, and share feedback notes in real-time. The platform facilitates natural visual communication that lets creators focus on what they’re making rather than where they’re making it.
No details of the purchase amount, nor changes to SyncSketch’s operations were announced. You can learn more about SyncSketch and the acquisition in the video below.