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Tangent Animation open sources hdCycles


Tangent Animation, the Canadian animation studio behind the animated feature “Next Gen”, has recently open sourced hdCycles, their implementation of the Universal Scene Description (USD) Hydra Render Delegate and Cycles Renderer.

This enables Cycles to be used as the production renderer in any application that supports Hydra,  bringing Cycles to the heart of industry standard production workflows, and into wider adoption.

Here is Cycles running in Houdini’s viewport thanks to this implementation:

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