ACESCentral is getting a Refresh!

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** :tada: :sparkles: :boom: Good news! :boom: :tada: :sparkles:

We’ve launched a new and improved ACESCentral. This forum has not changed, except that it is now located at a subdomain and accessible from using the Community>>Discussion Forum tab)

You may need to clear your cache and/or re-login on your first log-in.

If you have other issues, bug reports, suggestions or compliments, please reply to this thread!
We already know that the nav for the Forum is different than the nav for the site and are working on that now.)

The new design is based largely on user requests. The biggest ask we heard from the ACES Community was to make non-discussion information and links more readily available. The original ACESCentral was launched as a discussion forum because we needed a way to provide discussion and help for people trying to use ACES.

We’ve now got thousands of users and posts and a robust community including ACES Mentors and others helping each other solve workflow issues and develop the next generation of ACES. But a lot of the basic information and links from “What is ACES?” to “Where do I find the “Quick Start Guides?” or “Where is that Virtual Working Group Home Page?” gradually became buried somewhere deep in the posts.

So the new design will have much of this information available from both the top nav bar and call-out features on the home page.

It will include a real-time calendar that you can use to subscribe to events and Virtual Working Group meetings. It will also have new features like a searchable Knowledge Base.

Importantly, the existing forum will be easily available under the Community Tab:

and although we will eventually move many of the non-discussion threads out of the forum, we are preserving all posts during the transition to be sure it’s a smooth experience.

All this will be available at the current URL: We hope you’d find it an enjoyable set of features and user experience when we launch!

The ACES Team


@stobenkin: A few notes:


Shouldn’t Reference Code be Reference Implementation here? Implementation feels more elegant than Code here. I noticed that the text turns white when I click on the link and go back to the tab.

Archived Groups

Should the VFX Enablement working group from Basecamp listed there?

I know it is old, maybe not public but there is some good information that if anything is worth keeping around for historical purposes.


Will add some more things as I go through! :slight_smile:



Thanks @Thomas_Mansencal

Made a few updates … more to come.

You are very much welcome!



Maybe, maybe, the logo on the left in the Navbar could be more prominent, it feels a bit lonely here:



It looks great, thanks for the hard work making these updates a reality! Already subscribed to the calendar :wink:

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It looks really good. I like the refresh very much.

I may be missing something obvious, but although there is a menu link to go from ACES Central to the forum, I can’t see a link to go the other way. While it’s logical that from within the forum the logo at the top links to the forum home page, once you are on that page maybe it could link to the ACES Central home page, rather than linking to itself.

Yes, you are correct, the menus for the forum are still being worked on. Hope to have a more elegant solution shortly. Temporary the forum is set to open in a new tab, (so it’s easier to get back to site) but that will be disabled once menus are reconciled.

Hey all … made some more updates to the forums. Most obviously changed the font to match We will keep improving the experience but if you have any ideas on how we can make things better, let us know.

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Hi Everyone!

We’ve just made a small but hopefully useful and fun addition to the forum. If you’re a registered user, you can now see the other registered users that are currently on-line.

ACES See who's online

We’ve got lots of people who visit that have not yet registered. Some of the new features we’ll be rolling out will require registration (as we do with posting) so please encourage your co-workers and others to join our amazing community.

More changes coming soon!


Hey all … we’ve now added the ability to add math equations to your posts to make them more rich and more clearly communicate using mathematics.

You can now use MathJax notation to render complex equations. Below are a few examples.

Spectral math example

R=\int_{0}^{\infty}S(\lambda )\,{\overline{r}}(\lambda)\,d\lambda \\ G=\int_{0}^{\infty}S(\lambda )\,{\overline{g}}(\lambda)\,d\lambda \\ B=\int_{0}^{\infty}S(\lambda )\,{\overline{b}}(\lambda)\,d\lambda

Created with the code

R=\int_{0}^{\infty}S(\lambda )\,{\overline{r}}(\lambda)\,d\lambda \\
G=\int_{0}^{\infty}S(\lambda )\,{\overline{g}}(\lambda)\,d\lambda \\
B=\int_{0}^{\infty}S(\lambda )\,{\overline{b}}(\lambda)\,d\lambda

Matrix math example

{\begin{bmatrix}L\\M\\S\end{bmatrix}}={\begin{bmatrix}0.7328 & 0.4296 & -0.1624\\-0.7036 & 1.6975 & 0.0061\\0.0030 & 0.0136 & 0.9834\end{bmatrix}}{\begin{bmatrix}X\\Y\\Z\end{bmatrix}}

Created with the code

{\begin{bmatrix}L\\M\\S\end{bmatrix}}={\begin{bmatrix}0.7328 & 0.4296 & -0.1624\\-0.7036 & 1.6975 & 0.0061\\0.0030 & 0.0136 & 0.9834\end{bmatrix}}{\begin{bmatrix}X\\Y\\Z\end{bmatrix}}

You can also use ASCIIMath using the % delimiter. For example


was created using



x=(-b +- sqrt(b^2 – 4ac))/(2a)

was created using

%x=(-b +- sqrt(b^2 – 4ac))/(2a)%

For more details on the discourse plugin used to render the math equations check out


Hi all,

We’ve added a User Quotes section to ACESCentral:

If you’d like to give us a quote, please follow these instructions or PM me on the forum!


Steve Tobenkin
ACES Marketing/Adopiton Lead

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