September 19, 2001

Linux invades Hollywood

Author: JT Smith

Computer Graphics World covers the ever-increasing role of the Linux operating system and related Open Source, Free Software, and commercial applications in film and television entertainment: "Film animators are now using Linux versions of Alias|Wavefront's Maya, No thing Real's Shake, Side Effects' Houdini, and Pixar's RenderMan-the leading commercial applications for animation, compositing, special effects, and rendering. Internally, the studios have ported millions of lines of proprietary code to Linux and are writing more. How did Linux go from a hobby to a professional graphics environment?"
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