FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany, Aug 6, 2021 – The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), the preeminent foundation for open-source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that Maxon has joined the Foundation. Maxon proudly joins the dozens of vendors and studios in support of the Academy Software Foundation and its mission is to empower technological collaboration in the media industries.
Launched in 2018 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a world-class home for open-source software developers to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound. Since its launch, the foundation has adopted six open source projects including OpenColorIo, OpenEXR, OpenVDB, OpenCue, OpenTimeIO and Open Shading Language.
“At Maxon, we develop software solutions that empower and inspire artists to create, collaborate and entertain,” said David McGavran, CEO, Maxon. “We’re thrilled to become a member of the Academy Software Foundation and support the great work the Foundation is doing to further expand the capabilities of the creative industries we all serve.”
About Academy Software Foundation
Developed in partnership by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation was created to provide a world-class home for open-source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound. The Academy Software Foundation is home to OpenVDB, OpenColorIO, OpenEXR, OpenCue, OpenTimelineIO, and Open Shading Language. For more information about the Academy Software Foundation, visit https://www.aswf.io/.
The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.
Maxon makes powerful yet approachable software solutions for content creators working in 2D and 3D design, motion graphics, visual effects, and visualization. Maxon’s innovative product portfolio helps artists supercharge their creative workflows. Its product lines include the award-winning Cinema 4D suite of 3D modeling, simulation, and animation technology, the diverse Red Giant lineup of revolutionary editing, motion design, and filmmaking tools, and the high-end production, blazingly fast Redshift rendering solutions.
Maxon’s team is comprised of fun, passionate people who believe in building and empowering a successful artistic community. From its popular, inclusive events to its free Cineversity educational resources, Maxon recognizes that developing strong connections with creatives and fostering their professional growth is integral to Maxon’s ability to stay on top of industry trends and better serve their customers.
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