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Universal Scene Description (USD) is an efficient, scalable system for authoring, reading, and streaming time-sampled scene description for interchange between graphics applications.

USD provides for interchange of elemental assets (e.g. models) or animations. But unlike other interchange packages, USD also enables assembly and organization of any number of assets into virtual sets, scenes, and shots, transmit them from application to application, and non-destructively edit them (as overrides), with a single, consistent API, in a single scenegraph. USD provides a rich toolset for reading, writing, editing, and rapidly previewing 3D geometry and shading. In addition, because USD’s core scenegraph and “composition engine” are agnostic of 3D, USD can be extended in a maintainable way to encode and compose data in other domains.

Home Page: http://graphics.pixar.com/usd/
Project Page: http://graphics.pixar.com/usd/
Language: Python, C++
Platform: Linux, Windows, OSX
License: Modified Apache License
Sponsor: Pixar

Gaffer is a general purpose node-based application designed for use in the visual effects industry. It provides basic tools for procedural scene generation, shader authoring, rendering, and image compositing.

Powerful
Based on a multithreaded deferred scene evaluation engine, Gaffer allows you to handle large scenes and develop flexible procedural work-flows.

Renderer Agnostic
Gaffer utilises a renderer abstraction layer allowing it to export to your favourite renderer (assuming for now that your favourite renderer is either Arnold or 3Delight).

Customisable
Gaffer is built to be customisable throughout. Be it a simple scripted configuration tweak, complex expression, custom node or user interface, even a full blown application, Gaffer’s open APIs enable you to do what you need.

Extensible
Feel free to add new renderers, new nodes, or integrate with your renderfarm. With Gaffer derived apps you could have new types of data flowing through the node graph, such as asset dependencies or simulation operations.

Open Source
Distributed under the BSD license, Gaffer builds upon a wealth of open-source VFX libraries including OpenEXR, OpenImageIO, OpenColorIO, Cortex and of course the Gaffer frameworks themselves.

Unfinished
Although Gaffer is becoming more capable by the day, it still lacks in features and useability. Itching to fix a bug or contribute a cool new enhancement? Want to add support for OpenVDB, Bullet or another renderer backend? Fork it on GitHub…

Compiled binary releases are available for download from the releases page.

 

Home Page: http://imageengine.github.io/gaffer/index.html
Project Page: https://github.com/ImageEngine/gaffer
Language: C++ python
Platform: Linux OsX
License: BSD
Sponsor: Image Engine

OpenBatchIO, aka Tuttle

TuttleOFX is an open source image sequences processing frameworkmade up of :

  • a set of plugins to read and write professional VFX image formats and to perform various image processings (color corrections, filters, video compression, …)
  • a set of command line tools called Sam to browse, copy, move, delete and batch process the aforementioned plugins.

OpenFX Architecture

  • The aim of TuttleOFX is to help post-production facilities to deal with large-scale everyday image processing tasks. Compared with other programming libraries and image processing tools, TuttleOFX is based on some extended OpenFX plugins architecture, combined with optimised selection bit-depth processing.

Support For Numerous Processes

  • In addition of standard process features, TuttleOFX also addresses requested VFX processes like lens-distort corrections or movie compression and even some more specific color treatments like Color Transform Language and OpenColorIO nodes.

Support For 3rd Party Applications

  • Thanks to their OpenFX nature, TuttleOFX plugins can be used either in the Sam command line tool or by other applications such as Nuke® (The Foundry), Scratch® (Assimilate), Baselight® (FilmLight), Mistika® (SGO). Similarly, commercial OpenFX plugins (Sapphire, Furnace, Keylight, …) can be used within Sam command line.

Home Page: http://opensource.mikrosimage.eu/tuttle.html
Project Page: https://github.com/tuttleofx/TuttleOFX
Language: c++ python
Platform: Linux Windows OSX
License: Modified BSD
Sponsor: Mikrosimage

 

OpenRenderManagement, aka Puli,  is an open-source render management project.

The Core project is called Puli and is entirely written in python.

PuliUI is a GWT project that provides a simple web interface for OpenDispatcher.

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Home Page: http://opensource.mikrosimage.eu/puli.html
Project Page: https://github.com/mikrosimage/openrendermanagement
Language: python
Platform: All
License: Modified BSD
Sponsor: Mikrosimage

TACTIC is a  flexible web-based production asset management system. TACTIC’s features include:

  • Securely Store Assets in a Highly Scalable, Central Repository
  • Find Assets, Tasks and Notes with Powerful Search Tools
  • Automate Your Project’s File Structure
  • Version Control Assets and Notes
  • Rollback to Previous Asset Versions
  • “In-Place” Checkins for Large Files
  • Automate Naming Conventions
  • Package and Deliver Files with Ease
  • Import/Export CSV Data
  • Check Files In and Out of the Database Easily

Home Page: http://www.southpawtech.com/tactic/
Language: Python
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Eclipse Public License
Sponsor: Southpaw Technology