/* ACADEMY SOFTWARE FOUNDATION
Code. Collaboration. Creativity.
Supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
/* OUR MISSION
Learn more about how your organization can help support these efforts.
/* OUR PROJECTS
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.
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/* OPEN SOURCE IN ENTERTAINMENT
How the Academy Software Foundation Creates Shared Value
The Academy Software Foundation was created four years ago by a group of like-minded technology executives and software developers who saw a need for a neutral place, a common ground, where studios and vendors could come together to write open source software that would benefit everyone.
A lot has happened in this short period of time. This document tells the story of the Foundation: where it came from, what it has achieved so far, and where it aims to go next.
/* LATEST NEWS & MEDIA COVERAGE
Member Interview: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
In July of 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) joined the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) as a premier level member and has been an active participant ever since, helping execute on the Foundation's mission to promote open source projects across the motion picture industry, improving the quality and quantity of those…Read More
Academy Software Foundation Deep Dive: MaterialX Origin Story
An open standard for representing rich material and look development content in computer graphics, MaterialX enables artists to describe materials in a common, networked form, providing assets with a consistent look across renderers and platforms. Originally developed at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), it was first deployed in production on…Read More
Latest MaterialX Release now Available; New USD Release Enables MaterialX Support by Default
New MaterialX release adds Graph Editor and Support for the Metal Shading Language; latest USD release enables MaterialX support by default.Read More
Reflections on the Summer Learning Program from Irina Wang
One of the Academy Software Foundation’s fastest-growing initiatives has been the annual Summer Learning Program. Spearheaded by the Diversity & Inclusion Working Group, the program aims to provide practical skills and mentorship to underrepresented students and young people looking to explore technical careers in the animation and VFX industries. In…Read More
Announcing the 2023 ASWF Summer Learning Program!
Applications for the 2023 Summer Learning Program are now open. Apply by April 14, 2023!Read More