Autodesk adds AI power through Wonder Dynamic acquisition
June 5, 2024

Autodesk adds AI power through Wonder Dynamic acquisition

SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk ( has acquired Wonder Dynamics, the maker of Wonder Studio - a cloud-based 3D animation and VFX solution that combines artificial intelligence with established tools. Wonder Studio is compatible with other popular 3D tools, including Autodesk Maya, helping artists more easily animate, light and compose 3D characters within live-action scenes. The acquisition will give creators the ability to add 3D animated characters to their projects while minimizing the learning curve, and automate complex and time-consuming processes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

“By embracing emerging technology, we want to help teams and creators of all sizes and skill levels create more content, more easily, so everyone has the power to bring their inspiring stories to life,” explains Diana Colella, executive VP of media & entertainment at Autodesk.

Wonder Dynamics offers a plug-in that connects with professional 3D tools to deliver streamlined, high-quality character workflows. 

“The current misconception is that AI is a one-click solution, and that’s why we are excited to join a company that, at its core, supports the iterative nature of 3D and storytelling,” says Wonder Dynamics’ co-founder and CEO Nikola Todorovic of the Autodesk deal. “We put a lot of effort into building an AI tool that does not replace artists, but rather speeds up creative workflows, makes things more efficient, and helps productions save costs. We firmly believe that our alignment with Autodesk will only amplify that vision and further push the boundaries of ethical AI and emerging technology in media & entertainment.”