I am trying to export a USD file from Maya which will include references rather than hard-coded geometry. For example:
- Create new scene; Add a cone; Export as cone.usd
- Create new scene; Add a sphere; Export as sphere.usd
- Create new scene, Import cone.usd; Import sphere.usd; Export as layout.usd
- I converted layout.usd to layout.usda and examined the contents which has sphere and cone as Mesh with all their attributes. But I was expecting them to have references to sphere.usd and cone.usd which it does not.
Using: Maya 2020.2, Maya Connector 101.1.22, Windows 10