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Free Online USD Converter

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Please note: Your USD file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted USD file before this time.
Our USD converter tool supports converting to the following file types:

How to Convert your USD file Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to convert your USD file using our fast and free USD file converter tool.

Upload your USD file

Click the "Select File(s)" button, then select an USD file to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Select file type

Select the file type to convert your USD file to using the dropdown list of available types.

Download your file

Click the download link to receive your converted file.

USD file format information

Full NameUniversal Scene Description
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream

A USD file, which stands for Universal Scene Description, is a powerful and versatile file format and interchange mechanism for 3D computer graphics and animation. Developed by Pixar Animation Studios, USD is designed to streamline the collaboration and sharing of 3D assets and scenes across different software applications and workflows. It serves as a container that can encapsulate various elements of a 3D scene, including geometry, shading, animation, and more, making it an ideal choice for large-scale, complex projects in the entertainment and visual effects industries.

USD employs a concept known as "composition" to represent a scene. Instead of storing everything in a single monolithic file, it allows for the assembly of scenes from many modular, reusable components. This component-based approach not only reduces redundancy but also enhances collaboration by enabling multiple artists to work on different aspects of a scene simultaneously. USD files use a highly efficient layering system, enabling artists to override or extend existing scenes without modifying the original data, which is crucial for non-destructive workflows.

USD has gained widespread adoption in the entertainment industry, with various software packages supporting it, including 3D modeling and animation applications like Maya and Houdini. This widespread support has made it easier for studios and artists to work together, as they can seamlessly exchange USD files containing all the necessary information for a scene, from geometry and materials to lighting and animation, without worrying about compatibility issues, making it a crucial part of modern 3D content creation pipelines.

USD Converter Capabilities

Our USD converter can both convert from and to USD files and our developers are working to improve our USD conversion tools in future versions.When converting 3D Model/Mesh files using our USD converter we will attempt to convert color materials into a suitable format for use in the converted file.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How accurate is the 3D file conversion?

Our USD conversion tool can convert most 3D geometry including mesh vertices and faces with no loss of detail. Any color materials contained within the 3D model file will be converted where possible.

Are textures supported in the USD conversion?

No, due to the different methods of assigning textures to a 3D model textures are not currently supported. If your USD model contains textures or references to external texture files, these will be ignored.

Is it free to use the USD conversion tools?

Yes! Our USD conversion tools are 100% free to use.

Are there any USD conversion usage limits?

No, you can convert as many files as you wish. We do not impose any conversion limits on our USD conversion tools.

How long does it take to convert my USD?

We aim to process all USD conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files and significantly longer for some larger file formats, so please be patient.

What does the USD conversion process involve?

Once your USD file has been uploaded and we know the file format you wish to convert it to our bespoke conversion software will convert your USD and make it available for you to download with a unique download Url.

Is it safe to convert my USD on FabConvert.com?

Yes, of course it is! Your USD, once converted is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert my USD on Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our USD conversion tools will run on any system with a modern web browser.

Is there any support for me when using the USD tool?

If you are having difficulty converting your USD you can contact us and we will try to help where possible.