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.
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