Autodesk has announced the release of Maya 2022 with a new USD plugin. This has been in the pipeline for a while, it was first announced at SIGGRAPH 2018 as a joint effort with Pixar, Animal Logic, Luma Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios. According to Autodesk, with the Maya 2022 release “USD is now seamlessly integrated in Maya, enabling artists to load and edit massive datasets at lightning speed”. Other features include
Find out more on Autodesk’s Maya blog.