Release Notes

Known Limitations

Currently there is a 1 gig file size limit on individual usd files that can be loaded.

2020.3.2 Hot Fix

Features, Changes, Fixes and Improvements

  • Updated to KIT 100.2.108-f5dd6556-release SDK

  • Added a UsdManager::advanceSyncScopes that releases all deferred resources

  • Fixed crashreporter: Now reports submission id to log

  • Better treatment for unrecognized primvar from USD

  • Fixed particle systems uv bug

  • Improved (MGPU) device selection on hybrid setups

  • Fixed a bug that was resulting in alpha-masked materials exported from UE4 not having allowCutoutOpacity set.

2020.3

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

Known Issues

  • OM-24921 [Create] Unable To Click And Drag MDL To Mesh Material

  • OM-24684 test_kitchen_set sometimes crashes on Linux

  • OM-24580 Layer properties changes can’t be undone

  • OM-24470 [Create] Crash After Selecting Astro Mount Stage To Save And Replace With

  • OM-24448 [Create] Tons Of Assets from Create Menu Shows Settings As Not Default

  • OM-24290 Alignment issue for the embedded Image icon in a Button

  • OM-24286 [Create] Sound and Light Gizmo Not Hidden Correctly From Layers

  • OM-24239 Changing MDL in source asset isn’t updating subidentifier

  • OM-24097 Create UI unresponsive if user attempts to add new connection but does not log in

  • OM-24072 Scenes missing default Prim causes tools not to work

  • OM-24046 Inconsistent behavior when dragging typeless references into Viewport vs Stage Window

  • OM-24004 Create Profiler has its buttons cut off even if you resize

  • OM-23851 Extension description pane details lost due to lack of horizontal scrolling

  • OM-23828 [Create] Multiple instances of “Merge Conflict” messages can be seen overlapping one another during a live sync session

  • OM-23827 Create splash screen comes up on secondary display

  • OM-23747 Play sound files on double click

  • OM-23740 When copy and pasting a file in the same directory, user should be notified that file with same name already exists and given the option to rename the copy

  • OM-23737 [Create] Users cannot rename folders

  • OM-23709 [Create] Crash While Changing MDL Properties

  • OM-23689 Camera issues bug smörgåsbord.

  • OM-23666 Searching in content browser not working outside of Omniverse server

  • OM-23634 Can’t edit a field of type color3f in Kit

  • OM-23630 [Create] If user tries to delete folder that is currently in use it displays “[py stderr]:”

  • OM-23588 [Create] Toggle Seconds/Frames Button Is Cut In Half

  • OM-23577 [Create] Sound Stopped Working

  • OM-23507 [Create] Rotation Breaks Snapping After Using It A Few Times

  • OM-23497 CTRL N keyboard shortcut to open new scene does not do anything

  • OM-23494 [Create] Clicking and Dragging MDLs From There Name Fails To Drag

  • OM-23483 Slider for IOR gives values tremendously too large

  • OM-23433 Create does not show saved file in Save As dialog

  • OM-23416 Content Browser should support new “Auto” thumbnails generated by deeptag

  • OM-23413 [Create] Window Does Not Play With Quadro View Very Well

  • OM-23402 [Create] OmniPBR Values Are Very High

  • OM-23320 Adding a large USD scene to the stage takes a long time and no visual feedback is provided to the user

  • OM-23231 Kit crashes while closing stage using new omni.usd APIs

  • OM-23173 Issues with Open File Dialog

  • OM-23157 Transform updates for point instancers can be slow if not instanced

  • OM-23152 Create does not list connections added while opening usd that reference assets on unconnected server.

  • OM-23151 Create does not load textures correctly when opening a usd that reference assets to a different unconnected server.

  • OM-23148 Create login prompt appears after authenticating in browser

  • OM-23127 Errors in Python coroutines do not show up in the Python Console (Console tab)

  • OM-23046 Cannot select an item in content browser if it is at the bottom of the content browser

  • OM-22998 USD Asset Resolving falls back to MDL Search Paths unexpectedly

  • OM-22972 no menuitem for creating material in create rc.8

  • OM-22948 Variants not shown in property pane

  • OM-22869 Create not showing cursor when editing MIXED field

  • OM-22868 Translation manipulator switching Y-up in Create depending on camera view

  • OM-22845 Grouping in Create creates an XForm without Rotate and Scale properties

  • OM-22821 Create texture file browser error

  • OM-22803 Reference filepath not exposed as editable in Create

  • OM-22742 glyph rendering is broken in Kit

  • OM-22730 Create pending DiscoverySearch destroyed

  • OM-22729 Create out of memory when there’s plenty of memory resources.

  • OM-22722 Create keeps disconnecting

  • OM-22718 Create multi-selection in viewport cause property pane to go blank

  • OM-22699 Create rotate manipulator selection of view-axis does not work

  • OM-22696 Create viewport selection does not update Property pane

  • OM-22530 I can rename or move prims when adding targets to relationship

  • OM-22362 Crash in Kit when selecting root prim

  • OM-22029 Transform Widget not updating property when xformOpOrder is updated by the manipulator

  • OM-21843 [Kit] During live edit, adjusting the colours on light causes a crash

  • OM-21553 [KIT] Several users experience freezing or crashing when viewing changes being made during a Live Sync Session

  • OM-21508 Kit Shows Flickering During Live Sync On a Stage

  • OM-20972 Reading a bad USD file causes OV Kit to no longer read any good USD files

  • OM-20940 High performance cost regenerating materials

  • OM-20913 Save As fails

  • OM-20761 Kit Live Edit large file generated circular artifact for two users in RTX Real-Time

  • OM-20697 Material drag&drop to USD stage fails if material name differs from MDL module name

  • OM-20589 [Kit] Original file and source USDs gets saved, when checked to not.

  • OM-20569 Movie Capture crashes Kit

  • OM-20461 Tesselation fails on concave polygons

  • OM-20426 muted layer flags turn back on when loading or referencing usd file with muted layers

  • OM-20392 Kit does not refresh directory items correctly. Renaming file on server makes old and new file appear in UI.

  • OM-19655 Save as forces the scene to reload

  • OM-19143 Allow Experiences to add Schemas to USD at Runtime

  • OM-18950 [MDL] Support for anno::soft_range in the UI

  • OM-18775 Opening files should show progress of USD files loading

  • OM-18507 Kit “merge down one” does modifies the wrong file/sublayer

  • OM-18486 OBJ import: poor naming of first individual mesh, and hierarchy is lost overall

  • OM-17865 No progress shown for USD file loading in 2020.2

  • OM-17638 no indication that referenced layer is missing a sublayer due to revoked read access

  • OM-17633 Not seeing saved files

  • OM-17460 Kit First Startup is Too Slow

  • OM-17148 Files added to a directory are not seen in OV Kit’s Content system

  • OM-17072 Kit Loading Performance

  • OM-17004 Omniverse Kit does not load textures embedded in USDZ files

  • OM-16974 Avoid lowering windows file paths

  • OM-16411 Pressing Shift key in TextBox causes assertion failure

  • OM-15739 Commands being added to command history and/or firing off events inconsistently

  • OM-15680 Losing material in Compute particle test map

  • OM-15117 KIt randomly hangs on start on Linux when trying to register libomniclient.so to USD plugin

  • OM-14737 F2 should be hotkey for rename function

  • OM-13795 Pasting from clipboard into file dialog doesn’t work

  • OM-13373 Kit hangs for many seconds at a time when interacting with Activision mp_aniyah scene

  • OM-12976 OV Web Animation importer defaults to Y-up

  • OM-12550 Should not be passing current state values to Commands explicitly

  • OM-11748 Keyframing does not allow rotation angles outside the 0 to 360 degree range

  • OM-11735 Clicking on the imported item selects all objects in the scene

  • OM-11730 Y and Z axes mismatch between screen UI and Details transform

  • OM-10933 [Kit] Creating a new stage will still load mdls that opened before

  • OM-10752 Kit | Linux | Icon is missing in taskbar

  • OM-9337 Kit | hang during quit when stage loading not yet complete

  • OM-8484 [Kit] Adding a Layer Causes Stuttering

  • OM-5834 [Kit] Undo does not remove deltas

  • OM-5577 Users can delete objects in a scene while another user is moving it around

  • OM-5270 [Kit] Kit lights do not accurately emit light color

  • OM-4613 Omniverse Kit writes Binary USDC into ASCII USDA files in live mode

  • OM-3994 Hitch in Kit during live update