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The Universal Scene Description (USD) Roundtable

Robin-Yann Storm  (Tool UX & Workflow Designer, Independent)

Location: Room 308, South Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: Advanced

USD stands for 'Universal Scene Description', and it is a 3D file format Pixar created over a span of many years and movies, and was released open source to the public in 2016. Although technically it is more of an API than a file format, which is an ongoing discussion into the terminology and use of USD.

In this session, attendees can gather to talk about USD. Come and meet, discuss, and find out what everyone has been doing with USD.

Questions can be submitted during the roundtable. For example, these may include topics such as:
1. What are issues you have bumped into when implementing USD into your pipeline?
2. What would be required for USD to be more widely adopted?
3. How can studios, and vendors, best share Schemas?

Questions can be oriented towards technical issues, design, and artistic workflows.


Attendees will share their experiences, challenges, and successes with USD. They can expect to leave with information shared by other studios who have used USD, and real world experiences from other teams, that they can then apply to their own thought process around USD, as well as in their own implementations of USD.

Intended Audience

This roundtable is intended for anyone with an interest in USD. This could be programmers, technical artists, designers, but also producers and technical directors who are looking into how USD is used, and what the pros and cons are that those in the industry have experienced with USD.

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