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2010-07-27 14:16:00

LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- At the ACM SIGGRAPH conference today visual effects houses Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Sony Pictures Imageworks announced a co-developed open source project titled Alembic. At its core, Alembic is a computer graphics interchange format focused on efficiently storing and sharing animation and visual effects scenes across multiple software applications. It was designed to handle massive animation data sets often required in high-end visual...

2010-01-14 09:05:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Imageworks, the award-winning visual effects and digital character animation unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, released the Alpha version of its source code for OSL, its Open Shading Language, it was announced today by Rob Bredow, Chief Technology Officer of Sony Pictures Imageworks. OSL is a fundamentally different approach to shader languages for visual effects and computer animation rendering. OSL was designed to...

2009-11-02 08:05:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Imageworks, the award-winning visual effects and animation company known for the innovative digital production tools it provides to its artists and filmmakers, and The Foundry, a leading developer of visual effects (VFX) software, are embarking on a reciprocal technology sharing relationship to mutually advance the state of the art in visual effects and digital production. In this unique collaboration, The Foundry acquires access...

2009-07-31 13:59:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award(R) winning visual effects and digital character animation unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, will feature its latest artistic and technical achievements at SIGGRAPH 2009, the 36th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Imageworks' participation includes presentations on the making of Sony Pictures Animation's upcoming feature film, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF...

2009-07-30 13:34:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Imageworks, the award-winning visual effects and digital character animation unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, is launching an open source development program, it was announced today by Imageworks' chief technology officer, Rob Bredow. Five technologies will be released initially: OSL, a programmable shading language for rendering Field3d, a voxel data storage library Maya Reticule, a Maya Plug-in for camera masking...


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