ionForge, authors of the source control and asset management solution Evolution, announced the creation of an Entertainment and Media Division. The ionForge Entertainment and Media Division will focus on continuing ionForge’s expansion into the digital asset management market. The digital asset management market includes industries such as game development, animation, motion picture / feature film special effects and television special effects.
Lucas Heneks will lead the Entertainment and Media Division. Heneks was the natural choice to lead ionForge’s continuing efforts to address the specific needs of creative teams. Heneks was instrumental in developing two of Evolution’s latest advancements.
Some time ago ionForge released Evolution 2.3 with imageDiff. Evolution’s new image difference tool allows developers to detect even small changes in an image when they compare two versions. By allowing development teams, including graphic artists, developers, and project managers, to track changes in images through the life of a project, Evolution's image difference tool will help ensure that projects are completed accurately as well as on time and on budget.
Heneks was also directly involved in expanding Evolution’s capacity to handle large media and digital assets. Evolution is not limited by the size of the source files and can handle the demands of today's imaging professionals.
The ionForge Entertainment and Media Division will be increasing its efforts to work directly with select creative teams to identify and address their specific digital asset management needs. As part of this effort, ionForge will be expanding its progressive developer outreach program. ionForge has long been committed to giving back to the developer community – through its support of organizations like International Game Developer Association and participation with GameDev.net and Devmaster.com.