Content Browser







Import Assets

Selecting opens dialogue to imports asset directory denoted in Path.


Forward/Back Navigation

Navigates paths based on history.


Path Display / Breadcrumb Navigation

Displays current path and allows navigation up the structure.


Content Search

Searches content at and below the current path


Browser Display Method/Scale

Scales Content Browser Icons or displays in list form.


Content Browser

Displays items contained at the specified path


Directory Navigator

Convenient “drop-down” directory navigation of local and connected nucleus servers.

Asset Cards

Items listed in the Content Browser (Known as Asset Cards) provide meaningful information about the asset without opening it.

Certain Asset Cards display generated thumbnails based on one of the following asset types.

  • USD

  • USD-Layer

  • MDL

  • Image

Hovering your mouse over the file name of an asset will show the following.

  • Full file path

  • File Size

  • Date Modified

  • Date Created


Filters allow users to look for specific content based on asset type

  • Audio

  • Materials

  • Props

  • Scripts

  • Stages

  • Textures


Menu Items


Hide Unknown File Types

Display/Hide Files unrecognized file types.

Hide Thumbnails Folder

Hides any thumbnail folders and files that may be automatically generated by the operating system and/or Omniverse.

Generate Thumbnails

Generates thumbnails automaticall when working on an Omniverse Nucleus Server.

Show Details

Enables the display of additional information.

Display Mode

|composer| Content View Options

Allows users control the look of the output in the Content Browser to their preference. The slider allows for scaling of the icons in folder view with the smallest setting switching modes to “list view”. When in List View, Columns can be dragged at the dividers to arrange a convenient spacing.


List View grants access Path, File Size and Date Modified information.

Content Browser USD Context Menu


Menu Items



Opens the selected stage.

Open With Payloads Disabled

Opens the selected stage. Content in Payload will not be loaded.

Open with New Edit Layer

Opens the selected stage. Creates a new file that is loaded in as a sublayer of this stage.

Insert As Sublayer

Inserts the selected stage as a Sublayer of the current stage.


Deletes the selected file(s).

Create Checkpoint

Saves current version of file on Nucleus server.


Copies current file(s) to the clipboard.

Collect Asset

Save Thumbnail

Generate preview image of selected file.

Add at Current Selection

Adds selected stage to current stage at the location of the currently selected prim.

Replace at Current Selection

Adds selected stage to current stage, replacing the currently selected prim at the same location.

Copy URL Link

Copies the URL path of selected asset.


Refreshes Content Browser.

Connecting to Nucleus Servers

In the top of the left panel of the Content Browser users can connect to one or many Omniverse Nucleus Servers by clicking “Add New Connection” under the Omniverse Heading.


Once clicked, a panel will emerge allowing you to enter and add a host Omniverse Server Address.


Once added, you can now select the server to explore. When you do you, a web sign-on panel will appear. Enter your credentials to log in.

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You can now explore your newly connected server.


Shortcut Paths

When adding a server you can also set a path to a specific directory within a server. This can be useful in creating a sort of shortcut.


Now you can directly access a nested directory with a single click.