ASIFA-Hollywood’s Open Source Initiative Bears Fruit!

ASIFA-Hollywood continues its commitment to open source animation technology this month with a special development sponsorship to Synfig, a 2D vector graphics animation program. The amount awarded was $2000. This grant will help keep a new developer employed full-time, working on bug-fixes and improving stability of the free and open source software. ASIFA members are encouraged to download and experiment with the software.

We’ve also just become Titanium Level sponsors for the Blender Development Fund (www.blender.org/foundation/development-fund/), donating 100 Euros monthly. Many ASIFA members are familiar with Blender, providing free and open computer graphics software tools that support the entire 3D pipeline; modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Our sponsorship will help fund continue improvements in the Blender 3D creation suite. Go to www.blender.org for more information.

By supporting ASIFA-Hollywood, you make projects like Synfig and Blender possible. Thank you, ASIFA membership!

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