Panels are moderated discussions on important topics, with expert panelists chosen by the organizers to provide a wide range of perspectives. Panels have long been an important part of the annual SIGGRAPH conference because they provide a forum for the community to share experiences, opinions, insights, speculation, disagreement, controversy, and audience interaction with the leading experts in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Visit CGW.com for a full description of today’s featured panel: “Large Steps Toward Open Source” held from 9 am to 10:30 am in Room 408 AB. Panelists include professionals from Sony Pictures Imageworks, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Industrial Light & Magic, and Pixar Animation Studios.
Large Steps Toward Open Source
Many of the tools used in computer animation and visual effects are based on open-source software and collaborative research. But only recently have the major studios made significant projects available to the open-source community.
This panel gathers industry veterans and open-source pioneers to discuss the recent surge of open-source projects sponsored by their organizations. What are the motivations and driving forces behind this work? What are the challenges? What does it take to make open source a part of a studio’s culture?
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Industrial Light & Magic
Pixar Animation Studios