“A Pipeline Retrospective on USD & Conduit” by Hallac, Hoff, Rydalch, Staeubli, Bland, et al. …

  • ©Rebecca Hallac, Tim Hoff, Chris Rydalch, Oliver Staeubli, Ryan Bland, Karyn Buczek Monschein, and Mark McGuire



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    A Pipeline Retrospective on USD & Conduit



    Over the past three years, Blue Sky Studios built a USD-centric layer on top of its next generation pipeline framework, Conduit. This transition involved mapping the legacy Blue Sky workflows into USD constructs. In addition, direct artist feedback during the delivery of six short films provided insights that informed the evolution of the Conduit backend to support these modernized workflows.


    Oliver Staeubli, Tim Hoff, Ryan Bland, Rebecca Hallac, Josh Smeltzer, Chris Rydalch, Karyn Buczek Monschein, and Mark McGuire. 2019. Conduit: A Modern Pipeline for the Open Source World. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2019 Talks (Los Angeles, California) (SIGGRAPH ’19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 47, 2 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3306307.3328175



    Our work would not have been possible without the amazing Artists, TDs, Engineers, and Production Management at Blue Sky Studios. Production was trusting and supportive throughout the process – in particular, Roberto Calvo.


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