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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.



August 13, 2021 in Announcements, Blog, Diversity & Inclusion

Lessons from ASWF’s Careers in Film & Technology Webinar Series

Our recent Careers in Film + Technology webinar series gathered developers and engineers from top Hollywood studios to give students an inside look at different career paths in visual effects and animation. Curated by ASWF’s Diversity and Inclusion working group, the 6-part series fostered informative discussions about how the speakers…
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July 29, 2021 in Announcements, ASWF Projects, Blog, OpenEXR

Project Update: OpenEXR v3.1 Available Now

OpenEXR,  the professional-grade, high-dynamic-range image storage format of the motion picture industry and a project at the Academy Software Foundation, has officially released version 3.1. This new version can be downloaded from https://github.com/AcademySoftwareFoundation/openexr/releases. OpenEXR v3.1 includes significant new features, including a new library, OpenEXRCore.This is the result of a significant…
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July 14, 2021 in Announcements, ASWF Projects, Blog

MaterialX Joins the Academy Software Foundation as a Hosted Project

 Developed by Lucasfilm, MaterialX is the open standard for the transfer of rich material and look-development content between applications and renderers.  Los Angeles, CA (July 14, 2021) – The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), the preeminent foundation for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced…
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July 8, 2021 in ASWF Projects, Blog, OpenColorIO

Project Spotlight: Industry Support for OpenColorIO v2

Back in February, we officially released OpenColorIO (OCIO) v2 for download. A complete open-source color management solution for VFX and animation pipelines, OCIO is used widely across the film industry and this release was highly anticipated by artists, developers, and color scientists alike. This significant version update followed three years…
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May 7, 2021 in Announcements, Blog, Diversity & Inclusion

ASWF Diversity and Inclusion Summer Learning Program

The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) is excited to offer a new program of learning, community, and mentorship during the Summer of 2021.  The ASWF Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Summer Learning Program will enable participants to learn more about the Visual Effects (VFX) and Animation film industry through self-guided online lessons,…
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May 6, 2021 in Announcements, ASWF Projects, Blog

Rodeo FX: Streamlining with OpenTimelineIO

Rodeo FX is an award-winning visual effects studio headquartered in Montreal, with additional offices in Toronto, Munich, and Los Angeles. Employing over 600 artists globally, Rodeo FX is responsible for the stunning content in some of today’s biggest TV shows and films, including Stranger Things, WandaVision, Lovecraft Country, Jingle Jangle,…
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