Create 2020.3

2020.3 Release Notes

Create is a new application, so the changes here are with respect to the last version of the previous-gen Kit Application

Features, Changes, Fixes and Improvements

General

  • Content Browser
    • omni.kit.window.content_browser - new - A full replacement for the previous functionality implemented as a Python extension.

    • omni.kit.window.stageviewer - new - Inspect USD Stages in Memory from a content browser context menu

  • omni.ui
    • Many improvements and optimizations

    • New widgets such as multiline text-editor

    • Standalone omni.ui application to learn omni.ui

  • Property window and widget extensions, including a number of USD specific ones
    • omni.kit.window.property

    • omni.kit.property.usd

    • omni.kit.property.camera

    • omni.kit.property.light

    • omni.kit.property.material

    • omni.kit.property.geometry

    • omni.kit.property.audio

    • omni.kit.property.transform

  • FilePicker:
    • omni.kit.window.filepicker - new - A filepicker dialog that can be easily integrated into any Python extension.

  • Kit Microservices Framework
    • omni.services: Improved, extended

    • omni.kit.window.render_farm

  • Thumbnail Generation Service
    • omni.services.thumbnail.images

    • omni.services.thumbnail.usd

    • A thumbnailer service that generates thumbnails for local files (USD, Texture) as well as Omniverse files, and is integrated into the content browser (built with Kit Microservices)

  • Render Settings: New set of widgets written using omni.ui
    • omni.rtx.window.settings

    • omni.rtx.settings.core

    • omni.iray.settings.core

  • Movie Capture: new-gen capture tool which works with async rendering, IRay renderer
    • omni.kit.capture - core

    • omni.kit.window.movie_maker - UI

  • IRay
    • now fully supported as a renderer

  • Extensions System:
    • omni.kit.registry.nucleus Extensions Registry

    • omni.kit.window.extensions - new - Extensions UI/Browser

  • Hydra
    • omni.hydra.pxr - new - allow use of Pixar hydra render delegates in the Kit Viewport

    • Added hydra HdStorm support and add to Kit distro. (with support for USDPreviewSurface)

  • Script Editor:
    • omni.kit.window.script_editor - improved and updated

  • Console
    • omni.kit.console - improved and updated

  • Materials and MDL support
    • omni.kit.material.library - new

    • general improvements and updates

  • ImageViewer:
    • omni.kit.window.imageviewer - new

  • Asset Importer:
    • omni.kit.tool.asset_importer - many improvements and updates

  • Stage Widget:
    • omni.kit.widget.stage - improved and updated

  • USD Collector Tool:
    • omni.kit.tool.collect - rewritten

  • Omni::UI Graph Widget
    • omni.kit.widget.graph - improved and updated

  • Splash Screen
    • omni.kit.window.splash - new - startup splash screen for Omniverse Apps

  • Menu
    • omni.kit.menu.utils - new - menu utils and hooks

    • omni.example.menu_hooks - Example how to modify menus using hooks

  • Layer Window
    • omni.kit.widget.layers - remove dependency on editor