Autodesk has purchased Tweak Software, the developer of RV, an image and sequence playback tool. Tweak be joining forces with Shotgun Software, also a recent Autodesk purchase. Effective immediately, the Tweak and Shotgun teams will be working together to advance review and collaboration technology.
The entire Tweak staff is joining Autodesk, continuing to work as a unit in the Shotgun team under the leadership of Tweak’s Jim Hourihan, Seth Rosenthal and Alan Trombla, in close partnership with Shotgun’s Don Parker.
This collaboration between Shotgun and Tweak is not new. Shotgun and Tweak had partnered in the past to integrate their technologies, and since many customers were using Tweak’s RV and Shotgun in tandem to manage their pipeline and reviews there were many synergies. Tweak also shared space in Shotgun’s booth at several past SIGGRAPH conferences.
In addition for looking for new avenues to further integration between RV, Shotgun and Autodesk, Tweak will continue to develop, support and sell RV as an open and pipeline agnostic tool.
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