Visual effects software developer The Foundry has merged with Luxology, a company delivering 3D modeling and rendering technology. A year ago, at a chance meeting organised by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), John Knoll, visual effects supervisor at ILM threw down the challenge of integrating products from both companies. This initially sparked the idea that the two companies could be a greater force together than apart and the merger idea snowballed from there. Bill Collis, CEO of The Foundry commented: “We were impressed by Luxology’s focus on creating artist friendly, highly advanced technologies. Both companies are a great match for each other. The Foundry and Luxology's products are highly complementary, and we both like our products to be open and flexible, letting the customers choose how they want to work. In the short term we will be continuing to develop the interaction between our products, which will be of immediate benefit to all of our customers. We can’t wait to see what our combined experience and knowledge will allow us to build in the long term.” Brad Peebler, president of Luxology commented: “The Foundry has an impressive pedigree in the visual effects industry, where its products and attention to customers are second to none. Creative industries are converging in terms of media, quality and deliverables. We simply can not wait to leverage our combined strength to change the landscape for content creators everywhere.”www.thefoundry.co.uk
Visual effects software developer The Foundry has merged with Luxology, a company delivering 3D modeling and rendering technology.