One of the “smaller” software developing company The Foundry (most famous for Nuke I guess) teams up with Disney Animation studio.
Basically most of you have seen Mari by now, the texture paint tool that can handle crazy huge a** texture dimensions. Also it’s really responsive and takes advantage of the GPU alot to be able to handle the texturing part.
Anyway Disney tosses in their 3d Paint app, that’s been inhouse developed since 2005 for some major animated movies.
With that, Disney takes a place in the steering committee of Mari.
and why does that even earn to be mentioned here … Disney released one major part behind 3d Paint as Open Source earlier this year, PTex
and now they sit in the steering committee for Mari, maybe we can hope of seeing more Open Source offsprings coming from the Foundry in the future.
Doesn’t it seem that alot of the really big production houses are opening up for Open Source, Sony Imageworks, Disney, and who’s next?
I think alot is due to they prolly use Linux machines, and develop inhouse software w/ the help of Qt SDK … im just thrilled to see something turn up Open Source.
Let’s see what’s next.