Saturday, October 28th, 2017 Posted by Jim Thacker

Fabric Software discontinues Fabric Engine

Fabric Software has discontinued work on Fabric Engine, its much-praised framework for developing custom tools for VFX and games pipelines, along with its supporting tools for DCC software.

A message on the Fabric Engine homepage simply reads: “Thank you for your interest in Fabric Engine. Please note that we are no longer developing our software platform and tools.”

The firm’s Vimeo and social media channels are also no longer accessible.

We’ve contacted former Fabric Software staff to try to find out more, and will update if we hear back.

Read the announcement on the Fabric Engine website

Updated 12 June 2023: At the time we posted the news, back in 2017, Fabric Software told us that it could not comment, but this story has an interesting coda.

Earlier this year, tech news sites including Engadget reported that Apple acquired Fabric Software in 2017, and is using its technology in tools for creating augmented reality apps.

According to a paywalled story on The Information referenced by Engadget, Fabric Software co-founder Peter Zion, now software engineering manager at Apple, is running the project.