Maxon and Tangent Animation Join Academy Software Foundation

ASWF shared the news during its annual Open Source Days online conference.

The Academy Software Foundation, a platform that allows open-source software developers to share resources and collaborate on technologies, welcomes Maxon and Tangent Animation as their members. 

"Maxon is joining us with a robust portfolio of software products already using our projects, and Tangent Animation with a strong track record of using open-source software in animation production. We look forward to working with both companies to accelerate the adoption and development of open-source software in Filmmaking, Motion Design, and Animation," comments David Morin, Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation. 

Maxon, the company behind Cinema 4D and Redshift, two major applications used in the industry, is planning to "support the great work the Foundation is doing to further expand the capabilities of the creative industries we all serve." Tangent Animation, a Canadian CG feature film production company, is going "to support open software as an Academy Software Foundation member and by open-sourcing its in-house production USD render engine Blackbird."

The list of ASWF's member organizations includes Adobe, AMD, DreamWorks, Unreal Engine, Google, Intel, Netflix, Microsoft, SideFX, Nvidia, Unity, Autodesk, and other big companies in the world of animation, filmmaking, and motion design. Since 2018 when ASWF was founded it has adopted a number of open-source projects including OpenColorIO, OpenEXR, OpenVDB, MaterialX, and others.

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  • Anonymous user

    Isn't tangent shutting down their animation division?


    Anonymous user

    ·2 years ago·

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