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ETCentric: ASWF Debuts Open Source Project and Adds New Members

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The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a neutral forum to develop and collaborate on open source software for images, VFX, animation and sound, debuted its first hosted project, DreamWorks Animation’s OpenVDB, an open source C++ library for volumetric representations including fluid simulations, animated volumes and environmental effects. The Foundation also added Sony Pictures Entertainment/Sony Pictures Imageworks, Warner Bros., Blender Foundation and the Visual Effects Society (VES) as new members.

Read more at ETCentric.

Irish Tech News: ACADEMY SOFTWARE FOUNDATION AT THE LINUX FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS

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The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a neutral forum for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries hosted at the Linux Foundation, announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment/Sony Pictures Imageworks, Warner Bros., Blender Foundation and Visual Effects Society (VES) have joined as members. ASWF also approved OpenVDB, open source software developed and maintained by DreamWorks Animation, as the Foundation’s first hosted project. OpenVDB is an Academy Award-winning industry standard for creating more detailed and realistic volumetric images, including water/liquid simulations and environmental effects like clouds and ice.

Read more at Irish Tech News.

AIThority: Sony Pictures Entertainment/Sony Pictures Imageworks and Warner Bros. Join Academy Software Foundation at the Linux Foundation

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The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a neutral forum for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries hosted at the Linux Foundation, today announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment/Sony Pictures Image works, Warner Bros., Blender Foundation and Visual Effects Society (VES) have joined as members. ASWF also approved OpenVDB, open source software developed and maintained by DreamWorks Animation, as the Foundation’s first hosted project. OpenVDB is an Academy Award-winning industry standard for creating more detailed and realistic volumetric images, including water/liquid simulations and environmental effects like clouds and ice.

Read more at AIThority.

Bae Negocios: Hollywood Studios Unite to Create Open Source Software and Lower FX Expenses

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The majority of massive audiovisual entertainment depends on the creation of synthetic or virtual images. In August, the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Hollywood and the Linux Foundation (the Mecca of open source software) created the Academy Software Foundation so that studios and audiovisual companies could access and develop open software tools. source. Until now it was an interesting group but with few names of weight: in the last days, they were united Sony Pictures, Warner Bros.., and the Visual Effects Society (VES), among other entities and companies dedicated to the business. The first project we are working on is OpenVDB, an open source tool for creating volumetric images (ie, realistic and with volume that can be animated at will) that, until today, was basically supported by DreamWorks Animation (and hosted in its servers).

Read more at Bae Negocios. (Spanish)

Digital Media World: Academy Software Foundation Welcomes New Members, Adopts OpenVDB Project

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Sony Pictures Entertainment/Sony Pictures Imageworks, Warner Bros., Blender Foundation and Visual Effects Society (VES) have joined as members of the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF,) a neutral forum for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries hosted at the Linux Foundation. ASWF also approved OpenVDB, open source software developed and maintained by DreamWorks Animation, as the Foundation’s first hosted project. OpenVDB is a standard for creating detailed and realistic volumetric images. It has earned an Academy Award for its ability to create water/liquid simulations and environmental effects like clouds and ice.

Read more at Digital Media World.

Yahoo: Les studios hollywoodiens se regroupent pour développer des technologies open-source

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Sony et Warner Bros ont rejoint une association permettant de mettre en commun des logiciels open-source destinées à l’animation et aux effets visuels.

Les studios Sony Pictures et Warner Bros ont annoncé avoir rejoint l’Academy Software Foundation (ASF), un consortium chapeauté par l’Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, qui gère les intérêts de toute l’industrie du film américain, et qui accessoirement organise la cérémonie des Oscars.

Read more at Yahoo. (French)