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Imageworks Open Source

Open Source

Community: One of the promises of Open Source. We're seeing the positive effects as a community of visual effects and animation professionals come together to solve problems more effectively today than ever before. This idea of giving stuff away is catching on and our industry is benefiting.

Our projects are seeing great adoption. Alembic, one of our most ambitious collaborations to date, is supported by most major 3d applications. OpenColorIO has also been widely adopted and is helping to simplify color pipelines in tools across our industry. Open Shading Language can be found in V-Ray, Autodesk Beast, Blender Cycles and other products coming soon. We're excited.

Please take a moment to check out these and our other open source offerings. They are provided with familiar, non-restrictive open source licenses and are already in use in studios around the world. These tools have already helped Sony Pictures Imageworks put films on the screen with greater ease, and we hope they can do the same for you.