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Let’s Review! Headline News

Autodesk Releases RV Media Review Software as Open Source

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 10:37am

Joining with code contributions from DNEG and Sony Pictures Imageworks, RV will help shape the Open Review Initiative, the ASWF effort to standardize VFX and animation standards while building a unified, open source toolset for playback, review, and approval.

Technology Headline News

Foundry Reconnecting with Partners at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 4:39pm

The leading developer of creative software for M&E has a full slate of conference activities and talks planned, including in-booth demos of Modo, Katana, Nuke and Mari, plus meetings with the teams behind Nuke, Foundry Research, Look Development and Lighting, and Flix.

Open Source Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Announces Open Review Initiative

Technical Steering Committee members from Autodesk, DNEG, and Sony Pictures Imageworks will make RV, xSTUDIO, and parts of the itView ecosystem available to the open source community.

Open Source Software Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Launches Digital Production Example Library

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10:31am

The ASWF kicks off the ‘Open Source Days’ event at SIGGRAPH 2022 with the announcement of its new DPEL, which encourages, curates, and publishes production-grade sample assets with a vendor-neutral platform.

Supporting Open Source in M&E Headline News

The Academy Software Foundation Unveils New Governing Board Succession Plan

Foundation’s Diversity & Inclusion Working Group develops new plan to increase representation across gender identity, race, and ethnicity within the organization’s highest levels.

Open Source Headline News

‘Open Source in Entertainment: How the Academy Software Foundation Creates Shared Value’ Research Paper Released

Written by noted journalist Barbara Robertson, the paper visits the origins of today’s open source technology in modern filmmaking beginning with cutting edge digital visual effects and animation in the 1990s followed in the early 2000s with the release of ILM’s OpenEXR and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ OpenColorIO.

Unlocking the Future Headline News

Autodesk Shares Vision of Cloud-Based M&E Workflows

Announcements made today, as Autodesk University 2021 begins, outline an industry forward look at Cloud production, open standards, and machine learning; shift to the cloud in response to global pandemic means opportunities to build a more resilient future, unlocking new levels of creator collaboration and efficiency to meet growing content demand.

Technology Headline News

Animal Logic Releases Open Source USD ALab Complete Production Scene

Release includes full scene description, from global assets through to shot outputs; broad use of assets is designed to promote education, training, and demonstration by students, studios, and vendors.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

ASWF Adds Maxon and Tangent Animation, Reveals Open Source Days Event Lineup

Academy Software Foundation adds two new general members as it heads into annual conference, a free virtual event running August 4-5 featuring the latest in open source tools and standards.

Open Source Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Adds MaterialX as Hosted Project

Initially developed by Lucasfilm, the open source platform is a key technology in the portability and transfer of look development assets between various applications and renderers.

FMX 2021 Conference Headline News

More Speakers Confirmed for FMX 2021 Open Source Track

The upcoming conference program, in partnership with the Academy Software Foundation, highlights cross-industry efforts to develop shared technology for VFX, animation and sound; additional confirmed speakers include Pixar’s technical director Markus Kranzler and Inda Barnardo, director of ‘Cat and Moth.’

Open Source Technology Headline News

Amazon Web Services, Rodeo FX and MovieLabs Join Academy Software Foundation

The ASWF, an open source software development group launched last year that promotes growth and innovation in the motion picture community, announces three new member companies.  

Open Source Technology Headline News

Netflix Joins Academy Software Foundation

The ASWF, an open source software development group launched last year that promotes growth and innovation in the motion picture community, announces Netflix as their newest member. 

Open Source Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Named Premier Member by Academy Software Foundation

ASWF names new members known for their commitment to open source software development that promotes growth and innovation in the motion picture community.  

FMX 2019 Headline News

FMX 2019 Announces ‘Spider-Man’ Talk, Indie Animation Track and ‘CatPlanets’ Trailer Reveal

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 1, 2019 at 4:30pm

Sony Pictures Imageworks VFX supervisor Danny Dimian will present work on hit animated feature; animators Sophie Koto Gate, Michael Frei, Boris Labbé and Tomek Popakul will share their distinctive work.

Technology Headline News

AMPAS, Linux Foundation Launch Academy Software Foundation

Founding members include Animal Logic, Autodesk, Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, DNEG, DreamWorks Animation, Epic Games, Foundry, Google Cloud, Intel, SideFX, The Walt Disney Studios and Weta Digital.