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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.



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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.



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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May 29, 2020 in ASWF Projects, Blog, OpenEXR

OpenEXR Project Update: One Year at ASWF!

Learn about the progress the OpenEXR community has made over the last 12 months since joining the Academy Software Foundation.
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May 20, 2020 in ASWF Projects, Blog, OpenCue

OpenCue Celebrates its First Anniversary

As OpenCue approaches its one year anniversary, we reflect on the progress the community has made over the last 12 months.
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April 16, 2020 in Announcements, ASWF Projects, Open Shading Language

Open Shading Language Joins ASWF

Developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks, Open Shading Language becomes the sixth Academy Software Foundation project.
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