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Universal Scene Description Working Group (USDWG)

The purpose of the USD working group is to support the USD project as it is adopted and deployed. Strong industry-wide interest in USD is beyond the capacity of Pixar alone to support. The aim of this working group is to assist adoption efforts through consolidation and sharing of best practices, and helping with issues raised in various USD support channels where possible.

Goals of the WG are:

  1. Assist community members with issues raised in USD support channels.
  2. Consolidate and share best practices for deployment of USD technologies.

Non-goals of the WG are:

  1. This working group is not a steering committee. Members on the working group have the same influence on the direction of the USD project as any other member already participating in the USD community.

The TAC sponsor of this working group is Cory Omand (Pixar/TWDS).


  1. Providing vetted solutions for solving the most common issues raised on the usd-interest forum.
  2. Documentation describing best practices for
    • structuring USD assets
    • making use of USD features
    • setting up development environments on supported platforms.
  3. Continuous integration on the public USD GitHub repository, potentially with binary artifacts for download.


This WG communicates on the following channels:


See the public WG calendar. This WG meets every other Wednesday (opposite to the ASWF TAC meeting) from 1-2pm US/Pacific time and are open to anyone that is interested in participating in the working group. The calendar also includes meeting details for all sub-working groups and additional events.

You can see upcoming agendas and review past meeting notes here.

For the next WG meeting, you can propose agenda items in the wiki -- please put your name next to the proposed item. Agendas are typically finalized the day before the scheduled meeting.

Conference call details

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

In-person meetings

None planned at this time.


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