USD for 3ds Max 0.3
Autodesk has released an update to its USD implementation for 3ds Max. While the first two releases have been focused on import and export, the new release adds several core features to bring Max and USD closer together. Chief amongst these is a new USD Stage Object, that allows you to load a USD file directly into 3ds Max. According to the announcement, this is different from importing USD into 3ds Max as a USD Stage Object loads in a USD Stage very much like using an XRef Scene into 3ds Max, except the source data is not 3ds Max data. Also new in this release are updates to the USD SDK so that developers and technical artists can interact with the new tools using C++, Python, and Maxscript. Find out more on Autodesk Area.