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NVIDIA Omniverse Upgrade Benefits 3D Content Creators


At GTC, NVIDIA announced important updates for millions of creators using the NVIDIA Omniverse real-time 3D design collaboration platform.

Announcements kicked off with updates to Omniverse apps To create, Machinima and Exhibition roomwith a moment To see Release. Powered by GeForce RTX and NVIDIA RTX GPUs, they dramatically speed up creative 3D workflows.

New Omniverse connections expand the ecosystem and are now available in beta: Unreal Engine 5 Omniverse Connector and Adobe Substance 3D Material Extension, closely followed by Adobe Substance 3D Painter Omniverse Connector.

Maxon’s Cinema 4D now has Universal Stage Description (USD) Support. Unlocking Cinema 4D workflows through OmniDrive brings deeper integration and flexibility to the Omniverse ecosystem.

Leveraging the hydra render delegate feature, artists can now use Pixar HDStorm, Chaos V-Ray, Maxon Redshift, and OTOY Octane Hydra render delegates in the viewport of all Omniverse apps, along with Blender Cycles future.

Whether refining 3D scenes or exporting final projects, artists can switch between lightning-fast Omniverse RTX rendering or their favorite renderer, giving them the ultimate freedom to create as they see fit. wish.

Alex Treviño’s flea market. Original concept by Anaïs Maamar. Note Hydra render delegates are displayed in the render toggle menu.

These updates and more are available today in the Omniverse Launcher, free downloadalongside the March NVIDIA Studio driver release.

To celebrate the Machinima app update, we’re launching the #MadeInMachinima Contestin which artists can remix iconic characters from Squad, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord and Mechwarrior 5 into a cinematic short in Omniverse Machinima to earn NVIDIA Studio Laptops. The submission window opens on March 29 and closes on June 27. Visit the contest landing page for more details.

I can’t wait to create

omniverse creation allows users to interactively assemble faithful scenes by connecting to their favorite creative applications. Artists can add lighting, simulate physically accurate scenes and choose to render with Omniverse’s advanced RTX renderer, or their favorite Hydra Render Delegate.

Create version 2022.1 includes USD support for NURBS curves, a type of curve modeling useful for hair, particles and more. Scenes can now be rendered in passes with arbitrary output variables, or AOVgiving artists more control during the composition phase.

Editing animation curves is now possible with the addition of a graphics editor. This feature helps animators feel comfortable working in creative applications such as Autodesk Maya and Blender. They can iterate easier, faster and more intuitively.

The new ActionGraph feature unlocks keyboard shortcuts and UI buttons to simultaneously trigger complex events.

Easily apply different colors and textures in Omniverse Create.

Nvidia PhysX 5.0 updates provide soft, deformable body support for objects such as cloth, jelly, and balloons, adding more realism to scenes with no animation needed.

VMaterials 2.0a curated collection of MDL materials and lights, now has over 900 physical materials allowing artists to apply physically accurate and real materials to their scenes with a simple double-click, no shader writing required.

Several new creative features are also available in beta:

  • AnimGraph based on OmniGraph brings characters to life with a new graphics editor for simple, no-code, and realistic animations.
  • New animation retargeting allows artists to map animations from one character to another, automating complex animation tasks such as joint mapping, reference post matching, and previewing. When used with AnimGraph, artists can automate character rigging, saving them countless hours of tedious manual labor.
  • Users can drag and drop assets they own or click others to purchase directly from the asset’s product page. Nearly one million assets from TurboSquid by Shutterstock, Sketchfab, and Reallusion ActorCore are directly viewable in the Omniverse Asset Browser.

This otherworldly feature set creates contagious excitement for 3D workflows.

machinima magic

Omniverse Machinima 2022.1 beta provides tools for artists to remix, recreate, and redefine animated video game storytelling through immersive visualization, collaborative design, and photorealistic rendering.

The integration of NVIDIA Maxine The Body Pose Estimation feature gives users the ability to track and capture real-time motion using a single camera – without requiring a MoCap suit – with live conversion from a 2D camera into a 3D model.

Pre-recorded videos can now be converted into animations with a new easy-to-use interface.

The retargeting feature applies these captured animations to custom skeletons, providing an easy way to animate a character with a webcam. No fancy and expensive device is needed, just a webcam.

Sequencer feature updates include a new user interface for easier navigation; new tools including split, loop, sustain, and scale; more drag-and-drop functionality to simplify pipelines; and a new audio graphic display.

Stitching and creating cinematics is now as intuitive as editing video projects.

Enter the showroom

Omniverse Showroom 2022.1 includes seven new stages that invite new users to jump in and take advantage of the platform’s incredible possibilities and technologies.

Artists can participate in technology demos featuring PhysX, rigid and soft body dynamics, flow, combustible fluids, smoke and fire, and explosions, with destruction and fractures.

enjoy the view

Omniverse View 2022.1 will allow non-technical project reviewers to collaboratively and interactively review 3D design projects in stunning photorealism, with several stunning new features.

Markup gives artists the ability to add 2D comments based on their perspective, including shapes and squiggles, for 3D feedback in the cloud.

Turntable places an interactive scene on a virtual table that can be rotated to see how realistic lighting conditions affect the scene in real time, benefiting high-end film production and architects.

Teleport and waypoints allow artists to easily jump into their scenes and pre-set fully interactive Omniverse scene views for sharing.

The expansion of the omniverse ecosystem continues

New Omniverse Beta Connectors and Extensions Add Variety and Versatility to 3D creative workflows.

Now available, an Omniverse connector for Unreal Engine 5 enables live sync workflows.

The Adobe Substance 3D Material extension is now available, with a beta version of the Substance 3D Painter Omniverse Connector coming soon, allowing artists to achieve more seamless, live-synced texture and material workflows.

Maxon’s Cinema4D now supports USD and is compatible with OmniDrive, unlocking Omniverse workflows for visualization specialists.

Finally, a new CAD importer allows product designers to convert 26 popular CAD formats to USD Omniverse scenes.

More Machinima magic – with prices

the #MachinimaMachinima contest asks participants to create scenes and assets – made up of characters from Team, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord and Mecha Warrior 5 – using Omniverse Machinima.

Legendary Halo Red vs Blue Studio Rooster Teeth produced this beautiful cinematic short in Machinima. Take a look to see what is possible.

Machinima’s expertise, while welcome, is not required; this contest is aimed at creators of all levels. Three talented winners will receive a NVIDIA Studio Laptoppowerful and specially designed with vivid color displays and super-fast memory and storage, to energize future Omniverse sessions.

Machinima will be featured at Game Developers Conference, where artists, producers, developers and game designers come together to exchange ideas, educate and inspire. At the show, we also launched Omniverse for developers, providing a more collaborative environment for creating virtual worlds.

NVIDIA offers sessions at GDC to help content creators offering virtual worlds and AI, real-time ray tracing, and developer tools. Check Complete list.

Throw or To download Omniverse today.