Software

The Performer Suite is Dynamixyz’ award-winning video-based facial capture and analysis solution. Flexible business models combine with constantly evolving cutting-edge software and hardware to deliver a time and cost-efficient workflow, empowering you to make unsurpassed raw animation, or unique real-time production.

Markerless motion capture

Unlike traditional marker-based motion capture systems, which capture a very limited number of marker positions, Performer makes use of the whole facial image to track facial movements; every pixel of the face being used as a source of information.

Quick and easy to set up

Rapidly production-ready, approx. one minute setup.

Real-time, on-set previz

A real-time tracker is available in the Grabber software able to process live streams for real-time events, monitoring or previsualization.

Unsurpassed raw animation

A time and cost-efficient workflow empowers you to make unsurpassed raw animation, or unique real-time production.

Clean unfiltered data

No need for data cleaning.

Wide range of plugins and devices for real-time engines

Performer software provides a large range of plugins for the most widely used 3D software  and game engines: 3D Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® MotionBuilder®, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk® SoftImage®,  Unity® and Unreal®. 


 

At A Glance

Software Overview

Workflow


 

Performer Single-View

The Performer Solution is Dynamixyz’ award-winning video-based facial capture and analysis solution. Since 2003, Dynamixyz’ team of PhD’s and engineers have designed animation systems, provided real-time photorealistic skin rendering, and developed advanced motion capture systems. The challenge of capturing the human face has always been the team’s specialist focus and, as a result, Dynamixyz’ Performer Solution has proved to be one of the most stable markerless facial tracking systems in the world.

A simple 3-step process!

1 - Capture

Hardware-agnostic, full audio and timecode support, Real-Time tracking and retargeting for previz, on-set multi-HMC monitoring.

2 - Analyze and track facial deformations

High-quality tracking with robust performance in a wide range of video qualities, semi-automated annotation process, batch jobs.

3 - Retarget and export

Point-based and example-based retargeting, FBX, C3D and raw text points output, seamless plugin integration with most authoring tools.

 

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A Project-Oriented Workflow 
 

One-Time project setup for unlimited automatic tracking and retargeting

After succesful completion of the key set-up process - camera calibration,  Range of Motion annotation and profile creation…)- Performer tracking and retargeting becomes completely automatic.

Flexible production workflow

Switch from offline production to real-time animation, and conversely. RT video can be re-purposed for high quality offline animation. 

Production and Real-Time unified workflow

An all-inclusive workflow with high-end animation in both cases.

One-minute setup per actor, per day

No more on-set tedious preparation using the “Red Ghost” protocol! 

User-friendly interface with revision system

Intuitive tool set to quickly animate on your own. 

 

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Accuracy and Robustness 

IEEE award-winning tracker

Demonstrated, tried and proven by experts!  

Efficient compensation for camera shake

Robust, reliable and stable tracking even in demanding conditions. 

3D model based tracking

Tracking is very accurate thanks to our image reconstruction system from 3D models.

Compatible with all major body motion capture systems

Seamlessly work with Vicon, Motion Analysis, Optitrack, Xsens, Synertial/Animazoo, Organic Motion…


Performer Multi-View

Performer Suite also brings you multi-view face tracking!

Performer MV is Dynamixyz’ 3D tracking technology that takes advantage of multi-camera streams.

Next-gen capability up for grabs

Fully integrated within Performer Suite, using the same workflow.

Combined marker-based and markerless tracking

Merge 3D markerless tracking of the main facial features (mouth, eyes, pupils) with 3D marker-based tracking in feature-less areas (cheeks, forehead).

Hardware agnostic

Can work with any multiple video streams feed (including Vicon Cara).

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High Quality and usability

True 3D data export

Create high end animations from high quality 3D data.

Straightforward calibration tool

User-friendly tool to calibrate your multi-camera system.

Efficient multi-view annotation tool

Annotation made easy with multiview annoter taking into account epipolar constraints!


Sneak Preview

Dynamixyz is always at the forefront of technology and innovation and anticipates tomorrow's needs.

3D-sensor based technology
Dynamixyz’ 3D-sensor based new technology captures subtle 3D facial gestures in real-time for more nuanced and realistic computer animation. Combining image and depth data also allows Dynamixyz to offer a very accurate technology, especially for real-time. This technology provides capture of the real 3D facial deformations of the actor’s face over time, all using a lightweight head-mounted camera safe for the eyes and capable of capturing gestures as close as 25 centimeters, at 60 frames-per-second (fps).

 

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Hardware

Newly designed HMC

Responding to customer feedback, our polished and actor-friendly design adjusts to fit well on any performer.

HMC Fully Compatible with Full-Body Mocap Suits

Collaboration with major full-body mocap providers.

Recommended First-Class HMC Providers

A selection of tried and tested 3rd party hardware providers! 


 

Dynamixyz’ Head-Mounted Camera

Markerless

Easy setup, rapidly production-ready.

Lightweight and Actor-Friendly

Only a few hundred grammes (300g / 10.65Oz), comfortable, adjustable with a polished design!

Recording at 30, 60 and 120 Frames Per Second

Records at up to 120 fps to capture fast lip movements and eye blinks, even the smallest, most momentary twitches, and all the chaos that a real face betrays. 

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Lightning Options

Eye-safe Infrared or Visible light.

Tethered and Wireless Versions

Two versions available to better fit your need!

Compatible with all Body Capture Systems

Motion Analysis, Xsens, Vicon, Optitrack, Organic Motion, Synertial/Animazoo…

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Additional features 

Rent or Purchase

Equipment can be rented or purchased, and sent to you with a worldwide shipping and tracking service. 

1-Year Warranty

1-year Parts and Labor warranty is included.

Available for software trial

Only a rental deposit is required!


Third Eye’s Head-Mounted Camera

Comfortable

An innovative-shaped helmet made out of carbon and glass fiber.

Reliable

Equipped with miniaturized crystal-clear broadcast camera and led-based ring light.

Scalable

Multiply the number of units without effort.

Lightweight and Actor-Friendly

Hand-made padding and a weight of less than 450 grams (15.87Oz)with a “haute couture” sensibility! 

First-class Equipment

Interchangeable lenses, crystal-clear picture, high-quality focus, falt 140° dimmable leds…

Production-Proven

Used in challenging motion capture movies.

 

Additional features 

Ready-to-Shoot in a few Minutes

With its straightforward locking system, Third Eye is very easy put on.

Respect for Acting Quality

Non-intrusive in the field of view.

Onboard recording

]Third Eye comes with a very tiny and efficient onboard recording system.

 


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Use Cases

Dynamixyz has a solution for every facial animation need! Browse the following use cases and pick yours.

Large projects

Large projects

Video Games, Feature Films...

Want to Combine Large Facial Animation Volumes with Associated Cost-Cutting Requirements? Read More

Small Projects

Small Projects

Music Videos, Commercials...

Just pay credits for the animation volume you need!Read More

Recurring Projects

Recurring Projects

Animated Series...

Estimate your needs in terms of facial animation for a given project!Read More

Real-Time Events and Previz

Real-Time Events and Previz

3D Live Show, Live Marketing Event, Theme Park...

Real-Time Animation with Performer Solution! Read More

Voice Recording and Localization

Voice Recording and Localization

Audio Recording, Video Game Localization...

Combinining Top-Notch Facial Motion Capture Technology with Cutting-Edge Audio Production! Read More

Academia / Schools

Academia / Schools

For Educational purposes

Offline and Real-Time Solution for Academia and Schools!Read More

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Anything you can imagine!

Performer Solution for any Specific Animation Project! Read More

Large projects

Large projects

Video Games, Feature Films...

Want to Combine Large Facial Animation Volumes with Associated Cost-Cutting Requirements? Read More

Small Projects

Small Projects

Music Videos, Commercials...

Just pay credits for the animation volume you need!Read More

Recurring Projects

Recurring Projects

Animated Series...

Estimate your needs in terms of facial animation for a given project!Read More

Real-Time Events and Previz

Real-Time Events and Previz

3D Live Show, Live Marketing Event, Theme Park...

Real-Time Animation with Performer Solution! Read More

Voice Recording and Localization

Voice Recording and Localization

Audio Recording, Video Game Localization...

Combinining Top-Notch Facial Motion Capture Technology with Cutting-Edge Audio Production! Read More

Academia / Schools

Academia / Schools

For Educational purposes

Offline and Real-Time Solution for Academia and Schools!Read More

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Anything you can imagine!

Performer Solution for any Specific Animation Project! Read More

SERVICES

Our dedicated staff members are always happy to assist you with expert know-how and experience in your business project.

Working under a tight schedule with no time to learn how Performer Solution works? Focussing on the final animation results only and the data processing is not of interest to you?

Dynamixyz also has a wide range of service offers, either directly with Dynamixyz’ in-house experts or with our value-added service partners .

On-set Support and Installation

Dynamixyz mocap technicians can come on-set and make sure everything is ready for shooting and/or assist your team during the shooting!

Rely Directly on Dynamixyz' Experts for your Projects

Dynamixyz can process your videos, perform tracking and deliver raw/fine-tuned high-end results.

Trust Dynamixyz' Value-Added Service Partners

Handpicked, certified experts at your service!

So, do not hesistate to contact us to discuss your project and get the best service offer we can make!

 


Value-Added Partners

Animation & Rigging

Bretagne Production International
Centaur Digital
ADNDA - Digital Double Agency
Mimic Productions

Motion Capture and Voice Recording Studios

Motion Analysis
Motek Entertainment
Vitruvian Entertainment
OMUK
Motives in Movement

Hardware

Third Eye
XSens
Vicon
SoftKinetic
MOCAP Design
Synertial

 


 

Pricing

To better fulfil your needs and budget, Dynamixyz pricing options are very flexible and numerous.

Per seat License Fee

Just buy a regular software license and eventually a maintenance starting from the 2nd year. All our licenses are network based so you can use the software on any machine within the studio.

License Rental / Per Project

Dynamixyz can make quite interesting discounts when dealing on a per-project basis. Just sit back and relax! In that case, we’ll make a tailored offer so you can focus on your project without fearing any budget overrun.

Pay-As-You-Go

If your project is short Pay-As-You-Go may be the best option. In that case, only the amount of final rendered facial animation will be charged on a per-second basis.


 

Performer Single-View Pricing

License Purchase – From $10,595

Dynamixyz’ license offer is our cost-effective licensing approach as it allows fast return on investment over several projects (simultaneous or not). To better meet customers’s needs and expectations, we offer 4 different versions: Starter, Standard, Premium and Business/Academic .

Choose your plan

  • Calibration
  • Grabber
  • Analyzer
  • Retargeting
  • Monitor
  • RT Device + Converter

Starter

Standard

Premium

Business

Academic

 


 

License Rental / One-Time-Fee Per Project

If your project is occasional but includes an overall large volume of facial animation, possibly produced on several sites, the One-Time Fee Per Project allows you to estimate your needs for this given project and get a customized quote for Performer License Rental (unlimited use for a pre-defined period of time).

Choose your plan

  • Unlimited number of seats for a projects
  • Data processed and results delivered
  • Exclusive use of Performer Real-Time

Real-Time Only

 


Pay-As-You-Go (Cost Per Second)

For short animation projects (a few minutes), the “Pay-As-You-Go” offer is the most appropriate (cost per second).

Choose your plan

  • Track on your own
  • Applicable to any facial mocap project
  • Cumulative on a yearly basis
  • Volume discount

Point-Based Retargeting

Example-Based Retargeting

 


 

Performer Multi-View Pricing

License Purchase

Dynamixyz’ license offer is our cost-effective licensing approach as it allows fast return on investment over several projects (simultaneous or not). To better meet customers’s needs and expectations, we offer 2 different versions for Performer MV: MV – Core and MV – Expert.

Per Seat License Fees – Available for Beta Testing to our trusted partners

Choose your plan

  • Calibration
  • Analyzer
  • Retargeting

MV - Core

MV - Expert

 


License Rental / One-Time-Fee Per Project

 

If your project is occasional but includes an overall large volume of facial animation, produced on several sites, the One-Time Fee Per Project allows you to estimate your needs for this given project and get a customized quote (you buy a “specific project credit”). Only the final project volume is considered for the estimates, i.e. not the production volume.

Choose your plan

  • Unlimited number of seats for a projects
  • Data processed and results delivered
  • Exclusive use of Performer Real-Time

Pay-As-You-Go (Per-second cost)

Choose your plan

  • Track on your own
  • Applicable to any facial mocap project
  • Cumulative on a yearly basis
  • Volume discount

MV - Core

MV - Expert

 


 

Hardware Equipment Pricing

 


 

GET A FREE TRIAL

What is included in our free trial version?

Create Your Facial Animation In-House

Intellectual Property (IP) can remain entirely in-house.

Rely Directly on Dynamixyz' Experts for your Projects

Dynamixyz can process your videos, perform tracking and deliver raw/fine-tuned high-end results.

Trust Dynamixyz' Value-Added Partners

Handpicked, certified experts at your service! 

Offline Facial Animation

The obvious choice for high-quality results.

Real-time Facial Animation

Use Performer RT solution for your live event! 

Flexible Business Models to Adapt your Needs

Customized solutions for specific requirements.

1-Month Free Trial

Take your time to evaluate our solution in the best possible conditions!

Fully-Functional Version

Conduct your evaluation with a complete, fully-featured software version!

High-Quality Support for Free

Get trained by our (internal) knowledgeable experts 

Training Materials Available

Quickly animate your characters on your own with our tutorials, documentations, FAQ and training samples.

Request your trial version by clicking on the below button. You will be directed to our Support webpage (go to ‘My Account’ to register and request a trial).


ABOUT US

Dynamixyz France 

Dynamixyz Los Angeles

Dynamixyz Vancouver

Founded in April 2010, the success of Dynamixyz’ award-winning Performer software is the culmination of nearly a decade of specializing in quality 3D face analysis and synthesis. The  founders provide a strong core of R&D power to a constantly evolving market.  Adding to a dedicated team of six PhD’s, leading research with one of the most famous French “Grande Ecole”, other team members also bring deep experience in computer programming and optimisation, international sales and partnership management. Dynamixyz is known for  providing robust cutting-edge software and hardware, for which there is growing demand and increasingly varied potential applications.

An Award-Winning Technology

Within 4 years of their founding, Dynamixyz quickly won a handful of prestigious awards:

  • Laureate winner of the national entrepreneurship contest organised by the French Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research in 2010
  • Winner of FERA challenge (Facial Expression Recognition and Analysis) with ISIR, organised by IEEE in 2011
  • Winner of AVEC challenge (Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge) with Supelec, organised by SSPNET in 2012

 

Dynamixyz has moved in 4 years from start-up, to assured industry presence, and makes a popular draw at key industry events such as GDC, Siggraph, International Animation Film Festival.  The team has listened to feedback from many high profile clients, and continues to win the respect of  many of  the top performance capture experts in the industry, with regular upgrades and new software and hardware  releases.


Our Work

Dynamixyz often works under confidentiality agreements and, although our Performer Solution has been used in many highly-conspicuous and renowned projects, we are not allowed to disclose them. Below you will find some of the projects "powered" by our Performer Suite.

Co-Founders

Founded in April 2010, the success of Dynamixyz’ award-winning Performer software is the culmination of nearly a decade of specializing in quality 3D face analysis and synthesis. The founders provide a strong core of R&D power to a constantly evolving market. Adding to a dedicated team of six PhD’s, leading research with one of the most famous French “Grande Ecole”, other team members also bring deep experience in computer programming and optimisation, international sales and partnership management.

Gaspard Breton

Gaspard Breton

PhD, CEO View Details
Olivier Aubault

Olivier Aubault

PhD, CTO View Details
Renaud Séguier

Renaud Séguier

Professor, Scientific Advisor View Details
Gaspard Breton

Gaspard Breton

PhD, CEO

Before co-founding Dynamixyz, Gaspard worked for more than twelve years as researcher and research program leader at Orange Labs on facial analysis/synthesis. He defended his PhD (University of Rennes I) in the field of facial animation in 2002. Notably, he was promoted “senior expert” in 2007 as a recognition of his outstanding work. He participated in many European projects and networks of excellence as well as smaller national collaborative projects. He continues in the role of expert for the French Research National Agency. He also supervised several PhD students on various technologies that were all related to facial animation (rigging and animation, speech production, photorealistic rendering and motion capture). Gaspard has successfully evolved from R&D engineer to businessman, and brought with him a collaborative mindset that demands proven efficiency, combined with a strong dedication to customer satisfaction.

Olivier Aubault

Olivier Aubault

PhD, CTO

Olivier Aubault previously served as research engineer at Orange Labs, in particular, as lead developer in projects designing real time visualisation systems over the network. He collaborated with various departments including marketing, graphic designers, and developers, which gives him a firm customer-oriented, quality-driven work approach. He has a particular expertise in real-time rendering and software engineering. Olivier leads research and development at Dynamixyz and he is head of a talented team which has the know-how to help resolve some of the most frustrating technology challenges in facial mocap.

Renaud Séguier

Renaud Séguier

Professor, Scientific Advisor

Renaud Seguier is co-founder of Dynamixyz and professor at Supelec engineering school where he created a research team investigating face analysis and synthesis issues including PhD students. Before opting for the academic world, he worked in the industry sector and has experienced the need for low cost, fast delivery and high-quality; challenges that are so critical in the ever-evolving facial mocap market. He has a proven track record of establishing long lasting relationships with key industry figures, producing collaborative projects, and signing contracts with major worldwide industrial companies.

Testimonials

What they say about our Performer Solution?

  • The Dynamixyz Performer Suite its the best facial MoCap solution for animated CG production I have used , it delivers high quality facial animation with easy to use tools empowered by a solid software processing that smoothly integrates into pipeline.

    Ruben Olvera Carvajal - Production Manager - Metacube Technology & Entertainment
  • The level of detail in the face what we got from the solves was fantastic. I still think what I got during the evaluation was the cleanest capture I’ve seen out of the box.

    Nathan Breton - Rigging Supervisor / Character TD - Goldtooth Creative
  • Dynamixyz offers one of the best markerless facial trackers available with the highest amount of data fidelity I’ve witnessed.They’re truly ahead of their time and we, at Motek Entertainment, haven’t purchased a single optical facial marker since. Besides that, their pipeline is so flexible and their support so open that it was even quite easy to integrate their raw data into our own custom retargeting pipeline.

    Jasper Brekelmans - Technical Director - Motek Entertainment
  • Over the last year we’ve put a lot of optical flow trackers through an exploratory phase and in the end Performer was an easy decision. The tracker is user friendly, robust in what we consider adverse conditions, and has a set of features that show Dynamixyz understands the animation production business. We recently launched into production on a feature length animated project and have deployed Performer into our facial pipeline.

    Stefanie Boose - Executive producer - Animatrik
  • We’ve been working with Performer testing real-time animation at the point of recording and are very impressed with the results. It is not obtrusive, it’s fast to set up and enables us to see and direct animated performance at the point of creation.

    Mark Estdale - Managing director - OMUK
  • Dynamixyz have designed a very performance-friendly system. The headcams are light, easy to use, and allow you to see the other actor beyond the camera bar , especially when using their eye-safe Infrared, rather than blinding visible light. The software is actor and animator friendly too – each twitch, and idiosyncrasy of the actor’s facial performance is captured, and made available as clean data on the animator’s desk.

    Pascal Langlois - Director - Motives in Movement
  • The UI is simple, intuitive, and extremely easy to use.

    Kensaku Ishiyama - Facial Capture team leader - Digital Frontier
  • The manual work involved with tracking is far less than I even initially imagined.

    Kouki Koshita - Motion Capture team leader - Digital Frontier
  • Dynamixyz delivers a need package of hard and software. The synchronal recording of facial and body performance gives a great base for further editing.Setup and usage of the “Grabbing” software is easy and straight forward. The “OnBordRecorder” is small and does not limit the actors performance.

    I am impressed how good the “Analyser” software can track the facial movement. It’s a reliable tool and performs precise as a scalpel.The Tracking results depend highly on a proper calibration.

    The Retargeting plugin is easy to use and communicates well with the “Analyser” software. This allows an easy way to iterate on the calibration and the preparation of the face for the retargeting.

    I encourage to invest enough time with the setup of the Analyzer and the characters face poses. It will be rewarded with nicely tracked realistic and believable facial performance. Since realistic facial animation consumes a lot of time, the software is a reliable alternative to speed up the production.

    Marco Roeth - Lead Animator - IO Interactive
  • Dynamixyz’ Performer is a very professional technical software, and, once you know the pipeline, professional quality animation can be delivered at lightning speed.

    Lino Stephen - Executive Producer - Centaur Digital
  • The Dynamixyz Performer Suite its the best facial MoCap solution for animated CG production I have used , it delivers high quality facial animation with easy to use tools empowered by a solid software processing that smoothly integrates into pipeline.

    Ruben Olvera Carvajal - Production Manager - Metacube Technology & Entertainment
  • The level of detail in the face what we got from the solves was fantastic. I still think what I got during the evaluation was the cleanest capture I’ve seen out of the box.

    Nathan Breton - Rigging Supervisor / Character TD - Goldtooth Creative
  • Dynamixyz offers one of the best markerless facial trackers available with the highest amount of data fidelity I’ve witnessed.They’re truly ahead of their time and we, at Motek Entertainment, haven’t purchased a single optical facial marker since. Besides that, their pipeline is so flexible and their support so open that it was even quite easy to integrate their raw data into our own custom retargeting pipeline.

    Jasper Brekelmans - Technical Director - Motek Entertainment
  • Over the last year we’ve put a lot of optical flow trackers through an exploratory phase and in the end Performer was an easy decision. The tracker is user friendly, robust in what we consider adverse conditions, and has a set of features that show Dynamixyz understands the animation production business. We recently launched into production on a feature length animated project and have deployed Performer into our facial pipeline.

    Stefanie Boose - Executive producer - Animatrik
  • We’ve been working with Performer testing real-time animation at the point of recording and are very impressed with the results. It is not obtrusive, it’s fast to set up and enables us to see and direct animated performance at the point of creation.

    Mark Estdale - Managing director - OMUK
  • Dynamixyz have designed a very performance-friendly system. The headcams are light, easy to use, and allow you to see the other actor beyond the camera bar , especially when using their eye-safe Infrared, rather than blinding visible light. The software is actor and animator friendly too – each twitch, and idiosyncrasy of the actor’s facial performance is captured, and made available as clean data on the animator’s desk.

    Pascal Langlois - Director - Motives in Movement
  • The UI is simple, intuitive, and extremely easy to use.

    Kensaku Ishiyama - Facial Capture team leader - Digital Frontier
  • The manual work involved with tracking is far less than I even initially imagined.

    Kouki Koshita - Motion Capture team leader - Digital Frontier
  • Dynamixyz delivers a need package of hard and software. The synchronal recording of facial and body performance gives a great base for further editing.Setup and usage of the “Grabbing” software is easy and straight forward. The “OnBordRecorder” is small and does not limit the actors performance.

    I am impressed how good the “Analyser” software can track the facial movement. It’s a reliable tool and performs precise as a scalpel.The Tracking results depend highly on a proper calibration.

    The Retargeting plugin is easy to use and communicates well with the “Analyser” software. This allows an easy way to iterate on the calibration and the preparation of the face for the retargeting.

    I encourage to invest enough time with the setup of the Analyzer and the characters face poses. It will be rewarded with nicely tracked realistic and believable facial performance. Since realistic facial animation consumes a lot of time, the software is a reliable alternative to speed up the production.

    Marco Roeth - Lead Animator - IO Interactive
  • Dynamixyz’ Performer is a very professional technical software, and, once you know the pipeline, professional quality animation can be delivered at lightning speed.

    Lino Stephen - Executive Producer - Centaur Digital
TAFE NSW
Def Jam Recordings
DoubleSprit
Pretty Bird UK
TV Globo
GoldTooth Creative
Motek Entertainment
Digital Frontier
MetricMinds
IO Interactive
Ubisoft
Animatrik

Job Corner

OPEN POSITIONS

We are always looking for talented people although we do not at all times have positions open…So please, do not hesitate to send us an application -at any time- at job@dynamixyz.com and we will contact you when a relevant position is available!

 

INTERNSHIPS

We are regularly looking for highly motivated interns to support our team. To apply for an internship, please send us a cover letter and CV at job@dynamixyz.com.

 


 

Distributors and local representatives

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Freedspace 3D technologies - Australia and New Zealand
Mirax Technology - Taiwan
Rahul Commerce - India
Ruben Olvera Carvajal - Latin America
Dison Technology - Republic of China

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