Open Shading Language

Open Shading Language (OSL) is a shading language developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks for use in its Arnold Renderer. It is also supported by Illumination Research's 3Delight renderer,[2] Otoy's Octane Render,[3] V-Ray 3,[4] and by the Cycles render engine in Blender (starting with Blender 2.65).[5] OSL's surface and volume shaders define how surfaces or volumes scatter light in a way that allows for importance sampling; thus, it is well suited for physically-based renderers that support ray tracing and global illumination.

Open Shading Language (OSL)
Open Shading Language logo
Developer(s)Academy Software Foundation
Stable release
1.11.16.0 / 1 November 2021; 22 days ago (2021-11-01) [1]
Repository
TypeShading language
LicenseBSD license 3-clause
Websitegithub/OpenShadingLanguage

In RenderMan, OSL is also an important module. It is modified there for better Intel AVX2 and AVX-512 advanced vector extension support with doubled performance. SIMD OSL is the product of this Development for Intel SIMD AVX2 and AVX-512 Hardware (Haswell and newer). AMD CPU Hardware with AVX2 support like Ryzen with Zen Architecture can also use this extension. [6][7]

Future release 1.12 will support C++14 as default. OpenImageIO support will be dropped for 2.0 with support of 2.1-2.3. SIMD Batch shader Mode and OptiX support are in development and experimental. CUDA 11 and OptiX 7.1 are here supported levels.[8]

MoviesEdit

Many movies made in 2012 or later have used OSL,[9] including:

2017Edit

  • Lego Batman
  • The Great Wall
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • Logan
  • Power Rangers
  • Life
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • The Fate of the Furious
  • Alien Covenant
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • The Mummy
  • Wonder Woman
  • Cars 3
  • Baby Driver
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Dunkirk
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Detroit
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  • Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Geostorm
  • Coco
  • Justice League
  • Thor: Ragnarok

2018Edit

  • Peter Rabbit
  • Black Panther
  • Annnihilation
  • Red Sparrow
  • Pacific Rim Uprising
  • Avengers Infinity War
  • Deadpool 2
  • Incredibles 2
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • Ant Man and the Wasp
  • Skyscraper
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • The Meg
  • Kin
  • Smallfoot
  • Alpha
  • Venom
  • First Man
  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Holmes and Watson
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

2019Edit

  • The Kid Who Would Be King
  • Alita: Battle Angel
  • Lego Movie 2
  • Lucky 13 (Love
  • Death
  • and Robots)
  • Captain Marvel
  • Triple Frontier
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu
  • Godzilla: King of Monsters
  • Rim of the World
  • John Wick 3 Parabellum
  • Men in Black International
  • Toy Story 4
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Hobbs & Shaw
  • Angry Birds 2
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • Secret Life of Pets
  • The Mandalorian (S1)
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
  • The King
  • Jumanji: The Next Level
  • Richard Jewell
  • Game of Thrones (S8)
  • Lost in Space (S1)
  • Togo

2020Edit

  • Underwater
  • Birds of Prey
  • Onward
  • Bloodshot
  • Greyhound
  • The Old Guard
  • Mulan
  • Tenet
  • The New Mutants
  • Artemis Fowl
  • The Eight Hundred
  • Over the Moon
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • Soul
  • The Mandalorian (S2)

2021 / upcomingEdit

  • Chaos Walking
  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
  • The Falcon and the Winder Soldier
  • Secret Magic Control Agency
  • Zack Snyder's Justice League
  • The Mitchells vs the Machines
  • Jupiter's Legacy
  • Luca
  • F9

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OpenShadingLanguage Releases".
  2. ^ "OSLin 3Delight". www.3delight.com. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  3. ^ "Octane Render OSL Support". home.otoy.com. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  4. ^ "V-Ray OSL Support". docs.chaosgroup.com. Retrieved 2016-09-13.
  5. ^ "Blender 2.65: Cycles". Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  6. ^ https://de.slideshare.net/IntelSoftware/renderman-the-role-of-open-shading-language-osl-with-intel-advanced-vector-extensions
  7. ^ https://techdecoded.intel.io/resources/turbo-charged-open-shading-language-on-intel-xeon-processors-with-intel-advanced-vector-extensions-512/#gs.18ur7n
  8. ^ https://github.com/AcademySoftwareFoundation/OpenShadingLanguage/blob/master/CHANGES.md
  9. ^ "Where OSL has been used". Retrieved 2020-02-29.

External linksEdit

Official website