Academy Software Foundation

ASWF adopts OpenImageIO

Ubiquitous tech for reading and writing images becomes the latest open-source project to be hosted by the visual effects industry body.

Tuesday, August 1st, 2023

Autodesk releases Open RV

The open-source edition of RV is out. See how it differs from the commercial edition of the Academy Award-winning shot review tool.

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Autodesk open-sources RV

Updated: only "core components" of the award-winning image viewer and shot playback tool will be open-sourced, not the full product.

Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Autodesk ships RV 2022

VFX image viewer and playback system gets support for new open standard OpenTimelineIO. Sales of perpetual licences discontinued.

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Autodesk acquires LoUPE

Autodesk buys the Blender-friendly cloud-based production pipeline system, and hires the developers that created it at Tangent Labs.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021