A Beginner’s Guide to the New USD Workflow in Maya

Zero Conditional dives a bit deeper into working with USD in Maya.

Maya 2022 added new USD support and workflows, and if you’ve not had a look, it goes well beyond simple import and export. Check out this beginner’s look at the new USD workflows possible in Maya from Zero Conditional.

The tutorial covers basic importing and exporting, setting up stages and shows some of the key differences between Maya data and USD data in the scene.

USD integration allows users to load tons of data in seconds. You can work directly with the USD data using Maya’s native tools. Maya offers referencing functionality, non-destructive data editing workflows, and support for complex variants on top of USD.