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Mar 11, 2024

Announcing OpenUSD v24.03: Key Features and Improvements

The first release of OpenUSD in 2024 is now available. Below are some of the key features and improvements in OpenUSD v24.03 — thanks to the entire community who contributed to this release.

Feb 29, 2024

The Alliance for OpenUSD (AOUSD) at GTC and GDC

NVIDIA GTC 2024 will take place Mar. 18–21 in San Jose, California and online. This annual event caters to developers, researchers, and thought leaders looking to shape the world with AI and OpenUSD. From the highly anticipated keynote by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang to over 600 inspiring sessions, 200+ exhibits,…

Feb 21, 2024

OpenUSD Wins Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement

With digital artistry and technical innovation continuing to push the boundaries of what's possible in filmmaking, one tool has emerged as a key player in this evolving landscape: Pixar's Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD). We are excited to announce OpenUSD's recognition with a prestigious Academy Scientific and Engineering Award, a testament…

Feb 8, 2024

Meet the Visionary: Exploring the World of 3D Animation With Steve May Through the Development of OpenUSD

Welcome to the first edition of the “Meet the Visionary” editorial series, where we’ll spotlight key luminaries in the Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD) ecosystem. In our inaugural piece, we're delving into the world of 3D animation and digital technology through the eyes of a leader in technology and storytelling: Steve…

Dec 12, 2023

Deep Dive: AOUSD Core Specification Approach and Roadmap

The Alliance for Open Universal Scene Description (AOUSD) recently announced its two-year roadmap. This plan charts the organization’s path toward becoming a global standard for interoperability of disparate data types, describing 3D scenes and environments across industries. AOUSD’s Core Specification (Core Spec) Working Group led the development of this roadmap,…

Dec 6, 2023

The Alliance for OpenUSD (AOUSD) at SIGGRAPH Asia 2023

SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 will take place December 12–15 at the ICC Sydney, Australia. The annual event, which rotates around the Asian region, attracts folks technically and creatively minded from all over the world interested in research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies.  This year, several Alliance for…

Nov 8, 2023

Open Source at Autodesk: Q&A with Gordon Bradley

Autodesk University will feature several sessions related to open source software and standards, so we took some time to chat with Gordon Bradley, Autodesk Fellow to hear more about Autodesk’s open source involvement and his role in the Alliance for OpenUSD (AOUSD) as a Steering Committee Member.

Oct 24, 2023

Explainer Series for Developers: What Is OpenUSD?

Welcome to the first installment of our Explainer Series on OpenUSD (Universal Scene Description), the foundational technology behind the Alliance for OpenUSD (AOUSD). This series will dive into the technical aspects that make OpenUSD indispensable for developers, artists, and designers, and explore fundamental features like layering, references, and other types…

Aug 21, 2023

The Alliance for OpenUSD (AOUSD): Shaping the Future of 3D Technology

Shortly before SIGGRAPH 2023, the Alliance for OpenUSD (AOUSD) was established, marking a significant development in the 3D technology sector. The alliance includes prominent members like Pixar, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, and NVIDIA, focusing on standardizing and furthering OpenUSD 3D data specifications and technologies. This collaboration aims to enable 3D interoperability…