John Paul Giancarlo shows how to export USDA from Maya using Python to preserve Arnold data.

This new tutorial from Autodesk’s Technical Specialist South Europe, John Paul Giancarlo, shows how to export USDA files from Autodesk Maya that preserve Arnold’s data with them.

A short Python script quickly exports many assets from Maya while preserving selected Arnold render data. USDA is an accessible format to work with because it’s plain ASCII.