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Academy Software Foundation Developing Open Source Review and Playback Tools

The Academy Software Foundation kicked off a pair of projects on the opening day of CG confab SIGGRAPH: The Open Review Initiative, aimed at developing an open source toolset for playback, review and approval of motion picture and other entertainment media; and the Digital Production Example Library, which will make production-grade sample content available in […]

Autodesk Acquires Cloud-Based Digital Dailies System Moxion

Postproduction software developer Autodesk is expanding toward on-set production with the acquisition of Moxion, the New Zealand-based developer of a cloud-based digital dailies tool used in Hollywood for remote working. The terms of the deal, announced on Wednesday, were not disclosed. The Moxion technology will continue to be available to customers through the Moxion team […]

HPA 2021 Engineering Excellence Award Recipients Announced

The Hollywood Professional Association unveiled the winners of the 2021 HPA Awards for Engineering Excellence, which will be handed out Nov. 18 as part of its annual awards ceremony, which this year is slated to be held at the Hollywood Legion. Winners include Autodesk for its work on OpenColorIO v.2, which is now an open source color project […]

Peter Jackson’s Weta Partners With Autodesk to Release VFX Tools

Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital — the visual effects house behind the Oscar-winning work on The Lord of the Rings and Avatar — has partnered with software developer Autodesk to release some of its proprietary VFX tools developed in-house for its movie work. Dubbed WetaM, the toolset will be embedded in Maya, Autodesk’s 3D VFX software […]