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The Academy Software Foundation values diversity and inclusion, and we are committed to driving change.
Find out more about our new Diversity & Inclusion Working Group and how you can get involved. >>


The mission of the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) is to increase the quality and quantity of contributions to the content creation industry’s open source software base; to provide a neutral forum to coordinate cross-project efforts; to provide a common build and test infrastructure; and to provide individuals and organizations a clear path to participation in advancing our open source ecosystem.

Learn more about how your organization can help support these efforts.


We are always looking for developers, engineers, end users, and others who may be interested in participating in our projects. There are many levels of contribution –  both technical and non-technical. If you are interested in helping support the industry’s open source community, and want to join a diverse and inclusive community, we encourage you to get involved.



November 13, 2020 in Behind the Screens, Diversity & Inclusion

David Aguilar, Disney Animation

Behind the Screens with Behind the Screens with David Aguilar, Senior Software Engineer - Architecture Lead, Walt Disney Animation Studios.
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November 6, 2020 in Behind the Screens, Diversity & Inclusion

Shabnam Abbarin, Sony Pictures Imageworks

Behind the Screens with Shabnam Abbarin, Senior Pipeline Technical Director at Sony Pictures Imageworks.
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October 30, 2020 in Behind the Screens, Diversity & Inclusion

Susan Salituro, Pixar

Behind the Screens with Susan Salituro, Engineering Manager, RenderMan Studio Support at Pixar.
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August 20, 2020 in Announcements, ASWF Projects, Blog, OpenVDB

OpenVDB Adds GPU Support with NanoVDB; OpenVDB Version 7.1 Now Available

OpenVDB has adopted NanoVDB to enable faster performance, easier development, and GPU acceleration.
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August 19, 2020 in Announcements, ASWF Projects, OpenColorIO

OpenColorIO Debuts New Version with Major Updates for Color Scientists and Artists

OpenColorIO version 2 (OCIO v2) is now available for developers to start integrating into their applications. New features include a new GPU renderer, a native implementation of ACES (Academy Color Encoding System), an improved user experience, and processing improvements.
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June 12, 2020 in Announcements, Diversity & Inclusion

Addressing the State of Diversity & Inclusion in Open Source VFX Communities

The Academy Software Foundation has formed a new Diversity & Inclusion Working Group to drive change within our community and across the open source ecosystem for VFX and animation. Join us!
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