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Pixar’s Universal Scene Description To Be Open-Sourced

Aug 11

An anonymous reader writes: Today Pixar announced their second major open source project, Universal Scene Description. USD is the technology that enables ‘hundreds of artists to operate simultaneously on the same collections of assets in different contexts’, says Pixar VP of software R&D, Guido Quaroni. Pixar has been working with industry to vet the new technology, gaining backing from VFX power-houses MPC and Double Negative as well as high-end digital content creation tool creator, The Foundry. Official source release is slated for summer 2016. Pixar released its RenderMan animation and rendering suite, free back in March.

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