Alliance for OpenUSD Quotes

“The Linux Foundation is delighted to host the Alliance for OpenUSD and support the growth of the USD format. OpenUSD has already demonstrated its immense value in areas like 3D content creation, and we look forward to enabling further innovation through open collaboration.” - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at the Linux Foundation


"Epic Games recognizes the significance of USD in establishing standards for 3D content, virtual worlds, and the open metaverse. We are excited to support the Alliance for OpenUSD in its mission to standardize USD, which will propel the technology to new levels of standardization, improve interoperability with other tools, and accelerate innovation across industries.

- Sebastien Miglio, VP, Product Management and Engineering, Epic Games


“IKEA has, for more than 15 years, been implementing large scale 3D use and promoting open standards and collaboration to make our products accessible to the many suppliers, coworkers and customers. We have been searching for a non-proprietary standard format to author and store 3D content to connect our value chain even closer, and develop home furnishing solutions to a lower price. AOUSD is a big step in that direction. We are excited to make our contribution to it.” Martin Enthed, Innovation Manager at IKEA


“We are excited to support the launch of the AOUSD and efforts to standardize OpenUSD. The Academy Software Foundation’s thriving 800+ member USD Working Group focuses on sharing best practices for deployment of USD technologies and providing vetted solutions for common USD issues and will serve as a liaison with the AOUSD. We look forward to working with the AOUSD to represent the interests, ideas and techniques developed by our communities for use in the motion picture industry.” – David Morin, Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation


“The Khronos Group warmly welcomes AOUSD to the community of open standard organizations. We look forward to a close cooperation so that Khronos standards, including glTF, can support and synergize with AOUSD’s mission for the good of the industry.” - Neil Trevett, President of The Khronos Group and VP of Developer Ecosystems at NVIDIA 


“Unity is committed to the continued adoption of USD standards. AOUSD is an important step forward to delivering a common foundation for content creation, collaboration and interoperability. We are excited to be involved in the alliance and to help shape the future of USD.” - Allan Poore, Senior Vice President, Unity Wētā Tools


“Foundry is proud to be one of the first general members of this alliance, dedicated to the cause of standardizing the use of USD. We’re looking forward to supporting the AOUSD in its mission to standardize USD, unlocking its full potential to enable the collaboration, consistency, and flexibility required for content creation workflows of the future.” - Phil Parsonage, Chief Technology Officer at Foundry 


“SideFX is excited to be aligning efforts toward USD adoption with fellow visionaries across the visualization industry. By working together to advance the adoption of USD standards, we can accelerate the pace of innovation among artists and developers, unlocking the full potential of virtual worlds.” - Cristin Barghiel, Vice President of Research and Development at SideFX


“We’re proud to be among this cohort of pioneers facilitating USD standardization and evolution in an open forum so that developers can more easily leverage the power of 3D geospatial data.” - Patrick Cozzi, CEO of Cesium and Co-Chair of the 3D Asset Interoperability using USD and glTF group at the Metaverse Standards Forum


"Open, standards-based platforms are critical for our customers as they look to advance manufacturing for digital factories and accelerate the potential of digital twins for intelligent cities, construction and infrastructure. OpenUSD is a cornerstone for interoperability between such industrial metaverse platforms. As an initial general alliance member, Hexagon will help strengthen OpenUSD to serve multiple industries, bringing our expertise in sensors, reality capture, AI, and autonomous systems. By joining the alliance, we're demonstrating our dedication to the advantages that OpenUSD provides our clients when linking with cloud-based platforms, including HxDR, Hexagon's digital reality platform, Nexus, Hexagon's manufacturing platform, and NVIDIA Omniverse to build innovative solutions in their industries." - Burkhard Boeckem, CTO, of Hexagon, the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies