Autodesk open-sources Bifrost for USD

This continues their trend of increasing access and driving open-software standards.

Tristan Perona

Autodesk has spent the last few years making different tools that work with its Maya 3D DCC software open source, and they show no intentions of slowing down. Just this year, Autodesk open-sourced both RV and Aurora, its shot playback system and real-time path-racing renderer, respectively. In the past two years, Autodesk open-sourced Maya-USD and Arnold-USD under the Apache 2.0 license. Now Bifrost-USD is finally joining the party, allowing Bifrost users to create and author USD scenes. Bifrost enables users to create physically accurate and detailed simulations in a single visual programming environment within Maya. For the uninitiated, Universal Scene

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