The Open Effects Organization announces the availability of OFX API version 1.4
[On our way to IBC 2015] - The Open Effects (OFX) Association is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 1.4.
OFX, the visual effects plug-in standard is now used by over 20 vendors' plug-ins and/or host applications. Ten years after conception OFX has become essential for creative visual effects artists. With thousands of plug-ins now available from multiple vendors, the API allows users to benefit from a rich ecosystem of host applications and plug-ins.
Version 1.4 implements new methodologies and practices to allow us to support more and different developers without hampering innovation. In addition to removing unused features, version 1.4 also marks a desire to create better documentation, including reference test units – documentation with code examples (https://github.com/ofxa/openfx/blob/master/Guide/Doc/ofxProgrammingGuide.adoc ) -- to facilitate setting basic expectations amongst developers. Ongoing work in that area should come to fruition over the next months. The complete version 1.4 release notes are available on our Sourceforge files page.
The OFX API is owned by the Open Effects Organization, a nonprofit organization supported by member fees. The OFX association develops and promotes open standards across the visual effects community. OFX maintains a website: www.openeffects.org as well as source code repository, developer mailing lists, and of course the complete list of changes in version 1.4. This version is brought to you by: Assimilate, Blackmagic Design, Digital Film Tools, FilmLight, GenArts, Imagineer Systems, Quantel, RE:Vision Effects, Sony Creative Software, The Foundry Visonmongers, TuttleOFx and Natron.