Scotland-based animation and VFX studio DI4D has secured £900,000 (about $1.1 million USD) in investment funds from Percipient Capital and its shareholders, which will go towards strengthening the shop’s Hollywood presence. Established in 2003, DI4D is a leading provider of facial performance capture for movie VFX, videogames, VR, and for advanced clinical and scientific research applications.
“DI4D is delighted to have secured the backing from such a well-regarded investor as Percipient Capital. This will give us the financial strength and confidence to scale up significantly, invest further in the development of our already highly-advanced facial capture technology and to expand our operations, particularly in North America,” said DI4D’s Chairman, Tim Christian. “This is an exceptional time of opportunity in the facial animation market, and we expect that this investment will ensure that DI4D is well placed to seize this and other opportunities.”
Recent credits for DI4D’s facial performance capture portfolio include feature films Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Christophe Gans’ Beauty and the Beast; TV projects Houdini and Merlin; and videogames including Halo Wars 2, Quantum Break and the “Rise of Iron” reveal trailer for Destiny.
Percipient Capital Director Jason Gould commented:
“Percipient Capital is delighted to have made its first investment into DI4D. We have been very impressed by the excellent progress made by DI4D, and in particular its recent work on several high profile movies, visual effects and video game projects, and we are pleased to be able to assist the company as it enters a new phase of accelerated growth. We look forward to working closely with Tim and the DI4D team and to providing further assistance in future as required.”