Autodesk Releases Bifrost 2.6 With Open-Source Bifrost USD, Low-Level Geometry Nodes, and More

Bifrost 2.6 brings many new features, and Bifrost-USD, the integration of USD into Bifrost, is now available as an open-source project.

Autodesk recently released Bifrost 2.6, a feature release that contains new capabilities, performance improvements, and bug fixes.

One of the notable additions is Bifrost-USD; the integration of USD into Bifrost is now available as an open-source project. Open-source Bifrost-USD is a C++ project built with the Bifrost SDK and uses the Apache 2.0 license.

Quality of Life Additions.

The latest release of Bifrost has a lot of QOL features too. Backdrops and Sticky Notes are now two complementary features. Backdrops can outline a node graph; sticky notes can annotate, add comments, explanations, or list instructions.

Authors can now customize node UIs right in the parameter editor interactively. There is no need to edit a JSON file. The edits include setting port widgets like sliders, color pickers, and the new combo box.

You can find more detail about the QOL additions here.

Low-Level Geometry Nodes.

Bifrost 2.6 gets some new foundational building blocks to work better with geometry. Geo-nodes are going to be a welcome addition.

“The first batch of procedural geometry compounds that use these new facilities include basic compounds to delete and filter points, faces, and strands, each able to preserve data such as UVs, normals, and any user data.”

Get Bifrost 2.6 here.