Activision USD Shell Extension
A Windows Shell Extension for the Pixar USD file format.
Windows Explorer Features
- Hydra Realtime Preview
- Context Menus
- Metadata Properties
Windows Search Features
- Metadata Search
More details available here.
There are several goals that this shell extension tries to adhere to and takes extra precautions to meet.
It is important that the shell extension not stall Windows Explorer.
Instability in the shell extension will take down Window Explorer and/or the entire desktop.
The mitigation strategy is to run the majority of the shell extension asynchronously out of the Windows Explorer process.
The following dependencies are required:
Required Microsoft Visual Studio Components:
- Desktop development with C++
- C++ ATL
- Windows 10 SDK
- Windows Universal C Runtime
- Python language support