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‘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.

Virtual Production Tools Headline News

MELS Unveils 10,000 Square-Foot Virtual Production Stage

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 21, 2022 at 10:31am

Company continues its push into virtual film production services with investment in new state-of-the-art Montreal facility.

Supporting Unreal Innovations Headline News

New Epic MegaGrant Recipients Announced

Supporting over 1,600 recipients so far, Epic Games continues its commitment to furthering the progress of creators, anywhere, doing outstanding work with Unreal Engine or contributing to open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community; nearly 400 new recipients have been named in 2021 alone.

Virtual Production Tools Headline News

MELS Post and VFX Studio Awarded Epic MegaGrant

Grant will be used by Montreal-based studio to further the company’s virtual production initiatives; their technology replaces greenscreens with a virtual set, offering producers creative flexibility and freedom.

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.

Expanding the Real-Time Tool Universe Headline News

Real-Time Innovations Receives Epic MegaGrant

Award will facilitate the advanced development and integration of RTI’s Connext DDS simulation platform with Unreal Engine, expanding the breadth of visualizing real-time systems in action.

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.

Mentoring Headline News

‘Togather’ Named Grand Winner of ‘Sony Talent League by THU’

Winning project is a platform that allows sharing of custom digital brushes inspired by real-life objects; finalists include a fantasy role-playing game ‘Kawia's Adventure’ and ‘Icebreakers,’ a VR comic that invites individuals to step into the panels of a pirate adventure.

We’re all in this together! Headline News

Epic MegaGrants Passes $60 Million in Support, New Recipients Announced

By supporting nearly 1,000 teams and individuals so far, Epic Games cements commitment to furthering the progress of a range of creators to do outstanding work with Unreal Engine or contributing to open source capabilities for the 3D graphics community.

Virtual Event Headline News

Autodesk Vision Series Going Virtual September 9-11

Free sessions spotlight the latest CG technology, trends, and techniques as well as practical discussions about navigating a changing industry in the shadow of the global pandemic.

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.  

Google Headline News

Google Cloud, Sony Pictures Imageworks Collaborate on Open-Source OpenCue

Open-source, high-performance render manager based on Sony’s in-house queuing system, Cue 3, is purpose-built for the needs of the visual effects and animation industry.

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.

Lucasfilm Headline News

Lucasfilm, ILM Announce Open Source Release of MaterialX Library

MaterialX development team to host a ‘Birds of a Feather’ meeting at the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles, CA on Monday July 31, 2017.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Teams Up with Microsoft Azure to Offer Scalable Cloud Rendering

The Microsoft Azure Batch Rendering Platform is built on the Azure Batch platform and allows users to submit render jobs through Maya, 3ds Max and Arnold, and the Azure SDK allows customization and open-source plugins to integrate directly with Maya and 3ds Max.

Blender Headline News

Blender Brings Cult Comic 'Agent 327' to Life in 3D Animation

Award-winning open-source studio Blender Institute releases ambitious three-minute teaser for full-length animated feature based on Dutch artist Martin Lodewijk’s classic comics.

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