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TOTAL DURATION: 3h 16m 14s

Solaris is Houdini’s environment for layout, lookdev and lighting and is built on USD, the open source Universal Scene Description format created by PIXAR. This makes Solaris a great environment for interacting and authoring USD scenes and assets. USD is an optimized system for organizing your assets that allows for efficient workflows for teams or individuals.

This course will take viewers through the process of building USD Assets according to the ASWF USD Working Group’s guidelines. Some of the topics covered in this course are: understanding and creating variants, going step-by-step through the asset structure guidelines, learning how to use the Component builder, and working through a practical example of setting up a small scene. The goal for this course is to understand the specifics of USD Assets, and how to properly set their hierarchies for your specific needs.



  • __feisar__ 1 month, 1 week ago  | 

    Fantastic tutorials on USD, Peter!!
    SideFX has really been stepping up the training. Please keep going!

  • Imconected 3 weeks, 2 days ago  | 

    One of the best resources for USD authoring out there can wait for more about animated USD's assets.

    Thanks for putting this together.

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