what software and technologies have CG studios invented that became widespread?

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what software and technologies have CG studios invented that became widespread?

For instance formats like openEXR, openSubdiv, ptex

or software that started life at a studio that later became commercial projects like photoshop, nuke, shake, etc

what others are there that the CG industry created on its own that wasn't originally created for commercial purposes
 
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mudbox --> weta
mari --> weta
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renderman, and to a degree arnold.
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so far I have these:

openEXR - ILM
openSubdiv - pixar
Ptex - pixar
subdivision surfaces - pixar
USD Universal Scene Description - pixar
OpenTimelineIO - pixar


Blender - Neo Geo
Photoshop - ILM
Nuke - ILM
Fusion - New York Production & Design

mudbox - weta
mari - weta

massive - weta
renderman - pixar
arnold - sony studios
Electric Image
Shotgun

THX - ILM

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Originally Posted by sentry66: Nuke - ILM

Digital Domain actually.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuke_(software)
 
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OpenVDB - Dreamworks Animation
 
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Originally Posted by sentry66: openGL - pixar


This isn't accurate. OpenGL was initially developed by SGI.
 
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Digital domain- paying to work for fee
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Most of those "inventions" are actually based off of academic papers published by hundreds of different computer graphics researchers over the last decades.

Most stuff that seems "new" is often an improved implementation of a research paper or five published a decade earlier.

Of course, to make CG software that costs anywhere from 1K to 8K a license seem "sexy", everybody pretends that what is old is actually "new".

Most stuff in CG software is actually just a working implementation of computer graphics techniques theorized much earlier by various people.
 
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Originally Posted by Array: This isn't accurate. OpenGL was initially developed by SGI.


agh major typo - thanks. I got copy/paste happy
 
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