Brand Multiverse

Next generation open source data storage backend,
100% API-compatible to the widely used Alembic file format.
Coming soon for USD!

Brand Multiverse is powered by libgit2, a portable library implementation of Git, the powerful distributed source control system, and inherits its revolutionary features such as compact history, natural data de-duplication, cryptographic data-integrity and SSH/HTTPS internet network protocol. In addition, Multiverse unlocks interesting workflow features such as alternate storage timelines, branching, history-as-a-feature, collaborative work capabilities and publishing.

Multiverse was introduced at SIGGRAPH 2015 following a technical poster published at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015. In 2016 we also introduced Milliways, a high-performance on-disk tree-based key-value store used in Multiverse as a pluggable back-end to libgit2. The Multiverse backend technology is released as open source under the permissive Apache License 2.0.

Multiverse is brought to you by J CUBE Inc., the R&D company of Polygon Pictures. We are based in Tokyo, Japan.

Powerful plug-in integrations of the Multiverse technology are available for Autodesk Maya, SideFX Houdini and The Foundry Katana. Production companies interested in support services are welcome to contact us.

Brand Multiverse
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Version 2.0.1Changelog
Alembic API v1.6.1
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Multiverse Poster
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Brand Multiverse — Key Features


Competes with Alembic built-in HDF5 and "Ogawa" back-ends in global terms of performance (read, write, update, disk size). Design allows for rapid access to any element in the scene hierarchy.


Save an Alembic file and then save more iterations of your work on top of it. Create parallel branches. Roll back changes... whatever you can do with Git you can do in the Multiverse.

Compact Data Representation

Uses native Git ∆ delta compression by design. Its natural data de-duplication works across frames and across the whole history of the Multiverse.

Internet Protocol & Sharing

Store and share Alembic files over network. Work collaboratively. Push/Pull via SSH. Each Alembic file is a "repository". Create a publishing pipeline for Alembic files.

TD Friendly

Properties can be checked-out as text JSON files for manual or scripted access. Explore scenes using any Git web-based software (GitHub, BitBucket... etc.)

Cryptographic Data Integrity

Guaranteed by design: any data corruption is immediately known. Uses unique cryptographic hashes on the content.

Open Source Licensing

Released under the permissive Apache License 2.0.

API-compatibile & Cross-Platform

100% API-compatible with Alembic. 64 bit architecture, available on both Linux, macOS, and Windows.

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