USD 3rd Party Plugins
The USD distribution includes plugins for a number of 3rd party applications. In most cases, we need to add some number of extra attributes/properties/configuration to control how to translate a DCC's native scene description into USD. Each page below describes how to use each DCC most effectively with USD.
The Hydra rendering architecture allows for custom and 3rd party renderers to plug in, so that any application that renders though "USD Imaging" can image using that renderer, simply by selecting it. A number of vendors and studios have written their own Hydra "render delegate" plugins; USD ships with the following:
The USD Distribution also provides the ability to write file format plugins. The page below describes how to effectively use Alembic files with USD.