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AMD Releases Powerful USD Hydra Plugin for Blender


It's always a great day when huge industry players invest time and resources to donate to, develop, and/or extend Blender. AMD can proudly claim all three, and they have now simultaneously announced and released an incredibly promising USD Hydra plug-in for Blender!

While Blender has just gained the ability to Import USD files, this add-on further extends the software's ability to benefit from the full potential of the USD workflow: It gives Blender the ability to assemble and manipulate USD data, Hydra support, as well as the ability to use MaterialX for a boost in interoperability.

Check out Brian's video overview of the addon below:

And check out AMD's full announcement on the link below:

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Mario Hawat

Mario Hawat is a Lebanese 3D artist, writer, and musician currently based in Paris. He is a generalist with a special focus on environments, procedural and generative artworks. Open to freelance work.


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