Today the Academy Software Foundation, the premier organization for advancing open source software development across the media and motion picture industries, announces the addition of Wevr as its newest general member. The Academy Software Foundation now counts 32 members working together to strengthen open source tools development and align on open industry standards.
Based in Los Angeles, Wevr is an award-winning interactive software company producing best-in-class immersive experiences including Harry Potter VR (with Warner Bros.), TheBlu (with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and others), Gnomes & Goblins (with Jon Favreau), Waves (with Reggie Watts), Finding Your True Self (with Deepak Chopra), and many more. Its Wevr Virtual Studio (WVS) software aims to provide a platform where interactive content creators can easily make, collaborate, and share their projects; it is currently in private beta.
“As media and entertainment looks to a future of shared real-time virtual worlds and experiences, we believe it’s critical for open tools and standards to be the basis for what comes next,” said Neville Spiteri, Co-Founder and CEO of Wevr. “We are working to build open, real-time solutions that contribute to that effort, and by joining the Academy Software Foundation, we can broaden our scope to collaborate with the industry’s brain trust. We are looking forward to contributing in areas including CI/CB, open assets, USD and others.”
“Wevr has worked with many filmmakers to create real-time experiences and are developing software for the next generation of storytelling. We are pleased to welcome Wevr to the Academy Software Foundation and look forward to their participation in our projects and our community,” added David Morin, Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation.
For an overview of the Academy Software Foundation’s current members and information on how your company or organization can join, visit: https://www.aswf.io/members/