Softimage to Arnold (SItoA) open sourced

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Softimage to Arnold (SItoA) open sourced

Post by stephen » 21 Feb 2018, 11:27

Softimage to Arnold (or SItoA), the Arnold plugin for Autodesk Softimage is being made available to the community under an Apache2.0 open source license at:

https://github.com/Autodesk/sitoa

This repository contains the official SItoA plugin source code. Solid Angle, the company behind the Arnold renderer, and now part of Autodesk, developed the SItoA plugin commercially from 2009 to 2017.

After the Softimage end-of-life announcement in April 2014, Solid Angle committed to continue the development and maintenance of SItoA for at least a year, and then extended this period until July 2017, porting SItoA to the new Arnold 5 API along the way.


Governance

Please submit your issues and pull requests on github, the old Trac server will remain available for a while as read-only but we won’t accept any new users.

We will continue to monitor and review pull requests submitted to this repo on a voluntary basis, but will not release official builds any more.


Acknowledgments

Before it was open-sourced, throughout the years, SItoA has been developed by:
  • Luis Armengol
  • Borja Morales
  • Stefano Jannuzzo
With contributions by:
  • Andreas Bystrom
  • Steven Caron
  • Julien Dubuisson
  • Steffen Dunner
  • Michael Heberlein
  • Paul Hudson
  • Halfdan Ingvarsson
  • Vladimir Jankijevic
  • Alan Jones
  • Guillaume Laforge
  • Thomas Mansencal
  • Helge Mathee
  • Eric Mootz
  • Holger Schoenberger
  • Frederic Servant
  • Jules Stevenson

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Re: Softimage to Arnold (SItoA) open sourced

Post by rray » 21 Feb 2018, 12:36

End of sitoa was expected to happen at some point, so this is good news.

I'd consider contributing but probably I won't extend my Arnold maintenance this year, meaning no access to the latest SDKs.
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Re: Softimage to Arnold (SItoA) open sourced

Post by stephen » 21 Feb 2018, 15:21

rray wrote:
21 Feb 2018, 12:36
End of sitoa was expected to happen at some point, so this is good news.

I'd consider contributing but probably I won't extend my Arnold maintenance this year, meaning no access to the latest SDKs.
You'll still have access. The SDK can be downloaded from solidangle.com
You just won't be able to render without a watermark.

Stephen
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Re: Softimage to Arnold (SItoA) open sourced

Post by rray » 21 Feb 2018, 16:59

Thanks, good to know, Stephen
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Re: Softimage to Arnold (SItoA) open sourced

Post by wireframex » 11 Mar 2018, 13:00

V-Ray and now Arnold :(

Hope Redshift won't stop SI Development ....
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Re: Softimage to Arnold (SItoA) open sourced

Post by Jenus » 03 Dec 2018, 12:02

I would just like to let you guys know that SItoA is not dead. Me and Steven Caron have continued to develop SItoA and right now it's very much up to date with current Arnold core features.
You can follow the development on GitHub: https://github.com/Autodesk/sitoa/pulls ... s%3Aclosed
We hope to release a new version soon.

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Re: Softimage to Arnold (SItoA) open sourced

Post by owei » 03 Dec 2018, 13:30

Thanks for your support!! ;)

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Re: Softimage to Arnold (SItoA) open sourced

Post by rray » 03 Dec 2018, 16:10

The beta release from the other post (https://www.si-community.com/community/ ... 695#p60695)
Jenus wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 12:11
We are getting close to a new release of SItoA and it would probably not hurt if some people tested it a little bit before. So here's a SItoA 5.2.0-beta release: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rhnmodk3jcme0 ... addon?dl=0

What's new since 5.1.0-alpha:
  • Progressive Renderer
  • OptiX Denoiser
  • Round Corners shader
  • Color Managers (OCIO support!)
  • Sheen in standard_surface
+ some bug fixes

More details about features/fixes can be found in the Pull Requests on GitHub: https://github.com/Autodesk/sitoa/pulls ... s%3Aclosed
If you find any issues or have any feedback at all, please open an Issue on the GitHub page: https://github.com/Autodesk/sitoa
Going to be testing this some more but it looks really polished already. Thanks for your work!
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