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03 March 2007, 09:42 AM

As you may or may not know, Aqsis has been selected this year as a mentoring organization for Google's Summer of Code.

For those of you who don't know what SoC is, check google's FAQ ( Make sure you check the payment FAQ (


As announced today by Google, Aqsis has been accepted into this years 'Summer of Code'... so time to get those idea/project submissions in! -

We are now looking for students to submit their applications for ideas/projects, no-later than March 24th (deadline).

More information on our SoC efforts can be found on the wiki...

For anyone looking to submit something feel free to post a topic on the forum or pop-by our official #aqsis IRC channel over at Freenode (

This is a great boost to the project and fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to get (more) involved.

Look forward to hearing from you!

As you can see, the deadline is 5 days from now, so students, be quick to submit your proposal!

03 March 2007, 10:02 AM
In case you don't know Aqsis - Aqsis is a free Renderman implementation for Linux, Windows and Mac OS. It's in development since a few years, quite mature and very stable. So if you are interested in how Cg 'works', I can really recommend you to take a look, as there aren't many open source implementations of Renderman out there.

It's especially interesting cause this is a big project which covers many different areas, from sampling over shading (with its own compiler and VM!), very nice object-oriented programming, optimisation, etc.

03 March 2007, 04:57 PM
Sounds pretty cool. How is it's intergration with apps? or scripting ability?

03 March 2007, 08:50 AM
Sounds pretty cool. How is it's intergration with apps? or scripting ability?

Integration? Still working on it (

Scripting? What do you mean? Shaders are completely programmable, as per Renderman shading language.

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