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AOUSD Alliance Paves The Way For Next-Gen 3D Experiences For Businesses!

By TD NewsDesk

TD NewsDesk

Updated on Wed, Aug 2, 2023

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Remember the Avengers? (Duh, of course you do!)

Then, you must also be aware of how frequently they joined forces to accomplish extraordinary feats. From the genius intellect of Iron Man and the superhuman strength of the Hulk to the agile combat skills of Black Widow and the lightning-powered might of Thor (and of course, the unmatched leadership of Captain America!), the Avengers complement and enhance each other's abilities.

Well, buckle up, as the tech world is setting the stage for one such alliance!

According to the latest report, in a groundbreaking move, tech powerhouses have joined forces to reshape the landscape of 3D technology for businesses. These powerhouses include Pixar, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk and NVIDIA, with the Joint Development Foundation (JDF), an affiliate of the esteemed Linux Foundation, to unveil the Alliance for OpenUSD (AOUSD). This ambitious alliance aims to set new industry standards, foster innovation and boost the evolution of Pixar's cutting-edge Universal Scene Description (USD) technology.
 
That's cool but what is this alliance all about?
 
  • The report says, the driving force behind AOUSD is the collective endeavor to standardize the 3D ecosystem by enhancing the capabilities of Open Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD). At its core, the alliance is dedicated to advancing 3D tools and data interoperability.

  • OpenUSD, a brainchild of the visionaries at Pixar Animation Studios, is a dynamic 3D scene description technology renowned for its exceptional ability to facilitate collaboration and streamline the production of cinematic content.

  • Besides, OpenUSD has the adaptability and potency to position it as an ideal content platform for businesses embracing the ever-evolving needs of emerging industries and applications.

  • AOUSD's mission is to provide a vibrant forum for the collaborative development and enhancement of this pioneering technology by the broader industry. The alliance extends an open invitation to diverse businesses, encouraging their participation in shaping the future trajectory of OpenUSD.

Enthusiasm for this groundbreaking venture runs high among key industry figures. Let's see how the key players (Pixar, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk and NVIDIA) are rooting for this alliance.
 
  • Steve May, Chief Technology Officer at Pixar and Chairperson of AOUSD, asserts, "Universal Scene Description was invented at Pixar and is the technological foundation of our state-of-the-art animation pipeline."

  • According to Mike Rockwell, Apple's vice president for Vision Products Group, "OpenUSD will help accelerate the next generation of AR experiences, from artistic creation to content delivery and produce an ever-widening array of spatial computing applications."

  • "At Adobe, we believe in providing artists a set of flexible and powerful solutions running on a variety of devices," said Guido Quaroni, Senior Director of Engineering, 3D&I at Adobe.

  • Besides, as per Gordon Bradley, Fellow, Media & Entertainment, Autodesk, "Whether you're building CG worlds or digital twins or looking ahead to the 3D web, content creators need a cohesive way to collaborate and share data across tools, services, and platforms."

  • As per Guy Martin, Director of Open Source and Standards at NVIDIA, "OpenUSD gives 3D developers, artists, and designers the complete foundation to tackle large-scale industrial, digital content creation, and simulation workloads with broad multi-app interoperability."

The ultimate aim of this alliance is to foster greater compatibility, broader adoption, seamless integration and implementation of 3D technology for businesses. This effort also opens the door for other standards bodies to incorporate OpenUSD's prowess into their specifications.

Now, as the curtain rises on this new chapter in 3D technology, the OpenUSD Alliance sets the stage for a future where innovation in 3D content knows no bounds.

Do you think the landscape of 3D technology is on the brink of a remarkable evolution with industry giants like Pixar, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk and NVIDIA pooling their expertise?

Pitch in your thoughts in the comments section below!

First published on Wed, Aug 2, 2023

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