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Jan Walter asked ·

Is there a usdkick?

I'm looking for a way to render USD files (pretty much the same way as .ass files):

> usdkick -o my_image.exr my_usd_file.usd

Is there something like that? Or is it planned for the future? If not, how could I write my own?

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Pal Mezei answered ·

I also forgot that you can directly render USD files using kick. Thanks to the new scene format API, .ass is not the only thing kick can render anymore.

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Jan Walter answered ·

Seems to work:


kick-usd-002.png

Thanks a lot!

kick -sl -v 6 -dp -is Attic_NVIDIA.usd



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Jan Walter answered ·

Thanks, @Pal. Seriously? This can be used with Arnold? I guess it has to find the Hydra Render Delegate for Arnold to work, right? Or how does it know which renderer to use?

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Yes, it should work with the render delegate. All you need to do is configure the Arnold render delegate, as you do for usdview, and you can tell usdrecord to use Arnold.

I did some tests, and it worked ok for me, but we still haven't started using usdrecord in our testsuite. So if you find some issues, please let us know.

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