Preferences Panel

The preferences panel is a common element of all Omniverse KIT based apps and provides a long list of settings that are applicable to the current app. Because of this, not all apps have all of the categories or options listed on this page.

Omniverse

Messaging

Option

Result

Use Old Message Format

Uses older message exchange format offering backwards compatibility.

Timeline

Option

Result

Receive Updates from Omniverse


Send Updates to Omniverse


Capture Screenshot

Capture Screenshot

Option

Result

Path to Save Screenshots

The path where captured screenshots are saved.

Quality

Sets the compression level of screenshots captures.
Low: High Compression, Lower Quality, Smaller Files.
Medium: Medium Compression, Balanced Quality / Size
High: Low Compression, High Quality, Large Files.

Capture only 3D viewport

Checked: Will only Capture the Viewport.
Unchecked: Captures Interface and Viewport.

White Mode

Option

Result

Size


Thumbnail Generation

MDL Thumbnail Generation Settings

Thumbnail settings for materials.

Option

Result

Path USD Template to Render MDL Thumbnail

Storage/Retrieval path for generated thumbnail images.

Name of Stand-in Prim

Prim to use in thumbnail generation.

Render Type

Pathtracing: Better quality thumbnails.
Raytracing: Faster generation of thumbnails.

Rendering Samples

Number of samples to use in rendering the thumbnail when using Pathtracing as the render type.

USD Thumbnail Generation Settings

Thumbnail Settings for USD Models.

Option

Result

Render Type

Pathtracing: Better quality thumbnails.
Raytracing: Faster generation of thumbnails.

Rendering Samples

Number of samples to use in rendering the thumbnail when using Pathtracing as the render type.

Save USD Thumbnail on Save

Generates a new thumbnail on each save action.

Audio

Audio Devices

Input and Output device preferences.

Option

Result

Output Device

Determines which audio device should be used for playback.
Default: Uses the OS default output device.
Listed Devices: Acceptable output devices will also be listed for manual selection.

Input Device

Determines which audio device should be used for recording.
Default: Uses the OS default input device.
Listed Devices: Acceptable input devices will also be listed for manual selection.

Refresh

Requests list of OS Audio Devices.

Apply

Applies the audio input/output device options selected.

Audio Parameters

Option

Result

Audio Stream Threshold


Audio Player Parameters

Option

Result

Audio Stream Threshold


Close Audio Player on Stop

Checked: Closes the audio player when audio stream complete.
Uncheck: Leaves the audio player open after audio stream is completed.

Volume Levels

Adjust volume properties of sounds.

Option

Result

Master Volume

Controls all sound volumes, multiplicative to all other output volumes.

USD Volume


Spacial Voice Volume


Non-Spacial Voice Volume


UI Audio Volume


Debug

Sound debugging options

Option

Result

Stream Dump Filename


Enable Stream Dump


Material

Material

Option

Result

Binding Strength


Render Context Material Network


Stage

New Stage

Parameters used to establish new stages when created.

Option

Result

Default Up Axis


Default Animation Rate


Default Meters per Unit


Default Time Code Range


Default DefaultPrim Name


Interpolation Type

Linear:
Held:

Start with Transform Op on Prim Creation

Checked:
Unchecked:

Default Transform Op Type


Default Rotation Order


Default XForm Op Order


Default XForm Precision


Authoring

Option

Result

Keep Prim World Transform when ReParenting

Checked:
Unchecked:

Set Instanceable when Creating Reference

Checked:
Unchecked:

Transform Gizmo Manipulates Separately

Checked:
Unchecked:

Logging

Option

Result

Mute USD Coding Error from USD Diagnostic Manager

Checked:
Unchecked:

Tagging

Tagging

Option

Result

Allow Advanced Tag View

Checked:
Unchecked:

Show Hidden Tags in Advanced View

Checked:
Unchecked:

Allow adding and modifying hidden tags directly

Checked:
Unchecked:

Sun

Sun Study Settings

Option

Result

Auto Sky

Checked:
Unchecked:

Template Startup

New Stage Template

Option

Result

Path to User Templates


Default Template


Misc

Tool Tip Settings

Option

Result

Tooltip

Checked: Displays tooltips on hover.
Unchecked: Disables Tooltips on Hover.

Brush Settings

Option

Result

Path to save brush files


Brush Settings

Option

Result

Path to save thumbnail files


Use Local Thumbnail File

Checked:
Unchecked:

Auto-Generate USD Thumbnails on Open

Checked:
Unchecked:

Auto-Generate USD Thumbnails on Save

Checked:
Unchecked:

Viewport

Selection Settings

Option

Result

Selection Color

Adjusts the outline color used for displaying current selections.

Selection Size

Adjusts the thickness of the outline used for displaying the selections.

Bounding Box Color

Adjusts the color of the bounding boxes displayed around selections.

Gamepad Settings

Option

Result

Game-Pad Control

Checked: Allows the use of game-pad for navigation.
Unchecked: Disables game-pads.

Grid Settings

Adjusts the grid properties displayed in viewport.

Option

Result

Grid Color

Color used to display the grid.

Grid Size


Gizmo Size


Rendering

White Mode

Option

Result

Material


Exception