Autodesk just announced that it is open sourcing RV, its Academy Sci-Tech Award-winning media review and playback software. As Autodesk open sources RV, it joins source code contributions from DNEG’s xStudio and Sony Pictures’ Imageworks.
Autodesk is a founding member of ASWF, which the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences launched in 2018 under The Linux Foundation umbrella. The organization’s goal is to encourage the use of open source software across the motion picture industry to streamline global collaboration.
And finally while the industry giants are being bountiful, one of the biggest of the lot, AWS, has made its Thinkbox software products available for free download to anyone with an AWS account. 50,000 licenses are available for each of the products, which are:
Deadline render farm management software that helps studios optimize and scale their compute resources
Draft for simple post-render compositing tasks
Krakatoa volumetric particle rendering toolkit
XMesh mesh caching solution
Frost for generating a single mesh from particles
Stoke, a particle simulation tool.
The organization’s objective is to encourage the use of open source software across the motion picture industry and encourage open standards and foster better global collaboration. Animal Logic Chief Technical Officer and AWSF board member Darin Grant explains:
“RV is critical to our animation pipeline, and this allows us to share our integrations with the industry. It’s similar to what we’ve done with Autodesk and Pixar to integrate our ALUSDMaya toolsets into the Autodesk-supported Maya-USD plugin. As they did with their contributions to OpenColorIO, Autodesk is once again demonstrating its commitment to open source by sharing foundational libraries and toolsets that will help push the industry forward.”
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