Animal Logic


USD At Scale

DigiPro 2022

Jon-Patrick Collins
Romain Maurer
Fabrice Macagno
Christian Lopez Barron

We describe key steps in the process by which an animation and VFX studio (Animal Logic) integrated Pixar’s Universal Scene Description™ into a large existing legacy pipeline. We discuss various architectural choices, as well as software systems developed to support these patterns. This successful USD migration has enabled the studio to significantly improve its toolchain productivity, supporting the simultaneous development of multiple feature films.

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