You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page!
Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures we have no timed articles and no paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can support us on Paypal and Liberapay!
This isn't exactly related to gaming, but Pixar Film Production have shown off their work using Linux + OpenGL in animating films. They say it can be used for games too and it's now open source.

If you're wondering, this was done using the System76 Bonobo WS available here.

I was pretty amazed by the speed of it, the guy himself said "3 seconds for 52 million polygons" as he demonstrated it directly.

See the full info on their now opened up Universal Scene Description right here.

The code is available on Github.

Hopefully if any developers follow us they might find it interesting, and general users might like to know about this open source effort by Pixar.
1 Likes, Who?
25 comments
Page: 1/3»
  Go to:

Comments on this article are now closed.
chimpy 3 September 2016 at 7:20 pm UTC
Nice. I see he's using a system76 with Gnome shell, but I wonder what distro he's using?
pete910 3 September 2016 at 7:26 pm UTC
Awesome stuff
Mountain Man 3 September 2016 at 7:51 pm UTC
Linux actually has a huge presence in Hollywood. Every special effects shop uses Linux almost exclusively, from animation software to massive render farms to the final online edit for a finished film. Linux is big, big, big in the world. It's only on the desktop where it continues to struggle.
meggerman 3 September 2016 at 7:53 pm UTC
This is great, really shows how much opensource is used for everything now and the incredible work companies working with community together can achieve.

We just need gaming with vulkan to take off on Linux. If companies could just give one ( non selfish ) push the rewards would be reaped over the long term. Sadly game companies and their shareholders don't think beyond their own current account balance.

Thanks for posting Liam.


( Also great advertisement for system76, glad they are not using Unity )


Last edited by meggerman at 3 September 2016 at 7:55 pm UTC
OLucasZanella 3 September 2016 at 7:56 pm UTC
Beautiful!
Purple Pudding 3 September 2016 at 8:20 pm UTC
chimpyNice. I see he's using a system76 with Gnome shell, but I wonder what distro he's using?
From the GitHub:
QuoteUSD is currently supported on Linux platforms and has been built and tested on CentOS 7 and RHEL 7.

We are actively working on porting USD to both Windows and Mac platforms. Support for both platforms should be considered experimental at this time. Currently, the tree will build on Mac, but will not build on Windows.

So, now I have one more reason to see their movies....even if I'm not a child anymore!
Swiftpaw 3 September 2016 at 8:22 pm UTC
Really neat!
kellerkindt 3 September 2016 at 8:29 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
I like how this project file name is k142_1n_fast_final_final.usdc
gaardon 3 September 2016 at 8:39 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
i think its using fedora it said fedora somewhere in the path name ^^
Kuduzkehpan 3 September 2016 at 9:10 pm UTC
this is complete game changer.. good job pixar. you got my hearth now
  Go to:
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon or Liberapay. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

We also accept Paypal donations and subscriptions! If you already are, thank you!
Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Forum Posts
Facebook