Panels
July 28, 2010

Panels

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?

Participants include:
Rob Bredow
Sony Pictures Imageworks

Andy Hendrickson
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Florian Kainz
Industrial Light & Magic

Bill Polson
Pixar Animation Studios