Weta Digital and SideFX Bringing Houdini to the Cloud


Weta Digital, one of the world’s premiere visual effects studios, together with its partner SideFX, has just announced a new software service combining Weta’s proprietary tools with SideFX’s award-winning Houdini application. The WetaH partnership will allow artists to take advantage of the deep integration between Houdini and Weta Digital’s award-winning technology. SideFX is a global

Academy Software Foundation Adds MaterialX as Hosted Project


The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a foundation for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, has announced that MaterialX has been accepted by the Academy Software Foundation’s Technical Advisory Council (TAC) as the seventh foundation-hosted project. Originated at Lucasfilm in 2012, MaterialX has grown into the central format for material description