“Forging a New Animation Pipeline with USD”

  • ©Aloys Baillet, Eoin Murphy, Oliver Dunn, and Miguel Gao

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Entry Number: 55

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    Forging a New Animation Pipeline with USD

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    The Peter Rabbit movie features 5 hero characters and dozens of secondary characters animated across more than 1100 shots.

    We introduce some practical and production-proven solutions to integrate Pixar™ Universal Scene Description (USD) into Autodesk Maya® based on our now opensourced AL_USDMaya plugin, and how they were used to create a high performance and intuitive animation platform.

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    We would like to acknowledge the tremendous help provided by many Pixar developers along the way.
    We thank all the Animal Logic Developers (Daniel Barry, Rob Bateman, Jon-Patrick Collins, Marco Giordano, Hongbin Hu, Hao- liang Jiang, Fabrice Macagno, Michael Quandt), Technical Directors, Technical Animators and Animators who all contributed to Forge during the Peter Rabbit production.


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