Open EXR and OpenCue become Academy Software Foundation projects
The Academy Software Foundation has announced that OpenEXR and OpenCue have been accepted as Academy Software Foundation projects alongside OpenVDB and OpenColorIO.
Last year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation launched the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), an organisation created with the aim to provide “a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound.”
Most people will be aware of OpenEXR, the widely used HDR image file format originally created by ILM in 1999. OpenCue is more recent development. It’s an open source render manager developed in collaboration by Google Cloud and Sony Pictures Imageworks (based on their internal system called Cue 3).
According to the Academy Software Foundation’s technical director David Morin, the adoption of these two technologies “marks a new phase for the Academy Software Foundation. We’ve achieved our initial goal of accepting OpenVDB, OpenColorIO, and OpenEXR – projects which greatly influenced the Foundation’s formation – and we are now ready to support and drive collaboration around newer projects like OpenCue,”
If you’d like to know moren the full press release is available on the ASWF website.