Products Using USD
USD has support in many 3D Content Creation Applications and Ecosystems.
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Adobe is a developer of several content generation applications. Their Substance suite of applications are geared towards 3D content creation
Substance 3D Painter is a software for painting textures for 3D content.
Substance 3D Modeler is a 3D modelling application.
Substance 3D Stager is a 3D package to build and assemble 3D scenes.
Apple uses USD as the primary format for their 3D renderers. USDZ is their format of choice for Augmented Reality content.
Creating USD files for Apple devices outlines creating content that works on their platforms. macOS, iOS and iPadOS ship with USD integrations.
iOS and iPadOS ship with AR QuickLook , an augmented reality USD viewer.
macOS provides Preview and QuickLook in Finder, allowing you to directly preview files.
Apple has several AR Creation Tools , including:
Reality Composer : An application for creating augmented reality applications
Reality Converter : An application for converting popular 3D formats to USDZ
USDZTools : Command line tools for converting other 3D formats to USD
Apple has multiple render engines available to developers:
RealityKit is a 3D rendering engine focused on augmented reality applications.
SceneKit is a rendering engine for 3D games and content.
Validating feature support for USD files documents feature support for USD across the different renderers available.
ModelIO is a framework for importing, exporting and manipulating common 3D formats.
Motion is a motion graphics application.
AnimVR is a virtual reality animation tool.
ArcGIS CityEngine is a city design application.
Autodesk is a developer of several 3D Content Creation, Rendering and CAD software packages.
Autodesk’s USD Website highlights their USD work.
3ds Max is general purpose 3D package.
Arnold is a path-traced renderer.
Fusion 360 is a CAD, CAM, CAE and PCB software.
Maya is a general purpose 3D package
Maya comes bundled with an open source plugin .
There are also plug-ins from other Developers. See the J Cube Multiverse section as an alternative.
The Blender Foundation are a public benefit organization that develop 3D software.
Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite.
Blender also has a Hydra addon courtesy of AMD.
The Cycles Renderer is an open source, path-traced renderer.
It has a Hydra Delegate , originally developed by Tangent Animation.
V-Ray is a 3D path-traced renderer that supports USD and has a Hydra delegate.
E-on are a software developer of world building 3D software.
Plant Factory is a vegetation generation software.
Vue is world building application.
Guerilla Render is a 3D renderer.
The Foundry are a developer of 3D Content Creation, Lighting and Compositing software.
Katana is look development and lighting package.
Modo is a general purpose 3D package.
Nuke is a compositing package with support for both USD and Hydra.
Clarisse is a 3D application for look development, lighting and rendering.
Moonray is an open-source renderer that comes with a USD Hydra render delegate.
J Cube are a developer of 3D software and cloud services.
Multiverse is a USD plugin for Maya with a range of pipeline features.
Muse is a standalone USD Editor
Autograph is a compositing and motion design package that comes with a 3d system based on USD.
Maxon are a developer of 3D content creation, rendering and motion graphics software.
Cinema 4D is a general purpose 3D package.
Redshift is a GPU-accelerated path-traced renderer.
Redshift supports USD and is also available as a Hydra delegate for rendering integration.
ZBrush is a 3D sculpting and painting application.
NVIDIA Omniverse is a platform for creating and operating metaverse applications. It is based on USD.
Omniverse also adds USD connectors to many application, listed here. Some of the applications are:
Please see the list for a fuller range of connectors, as there are more than listed here.
Shapr3D is a CAD application that supports USD export on iPads, Mac and Windows.
Houdini is a 3D package with a focus on procedural content and effects.
Houdini includes Solaris to create composed USD content.
SynthEyes is a match move application.
Tilt Brush is a VR painting application.
Unreal Engine is a real time 3D engine and editor.
usdtweak is a free and open source editor for USD.
Vicon Shogun is a motion capture application.
Wizart DCC Platform is a USD based general purpose 3D application.