Pixar, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Nvidia form Alliance for OpenUSD

Pixar, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, and Nvidia, along with the Joint Development Foundation (JDF), an affiliate of the Linux Foundation, have jointly launched the Alliance for OpenUSD (AOUSD) to advance Pixar’s Universal Scene Description technology.

The alliance expects to standardize the 3D ecosystem by enhancing Open Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD), the companies said in a statement. The alliance’s main goal is to develop comprehensive written specifications for OpenUSD, ensuring compatibility and wider adoption. The Linux Foundation’s JDF was selected to host the project.

OpenUSD, developed by Pixar Animation Studios, is a 3D scene description technology that offers interoperability across various tools, data, and workflows.


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