Browser Extensions

Overview

Omniverse offers a convenient set of extensions useful for easy application of specified asset types. These browsers make quick work of everything from textures, materials, assets, skies and more. Additionally, these browsers can be preloaded with your content making it easy to reference your own libraries.

Sample browsers - Texture Browser - Material Browser - Sky Browser - Asset Browser

Using Browsers

Each of the respective browsers allow application of their specified asset type to your scenes or in the case of Samples, open samples. For example, users can use the materials browser as a palette to apply materials. The asset browser allows for asset placement. This is true for each Browser.

Collections

Intrinsic to each of the browsers is the ability to specify locations to look for assets of the given type.

Create a Collection

  1. Select gear icon in the upper right and then select “Add Collection”.

    ../_images/ext_browser_add-collection.png
  2. Select a Folder

    ../_images/ext_browser_select-folder.png

    Note

    Selected folder includes any sub-folders present in the collection.

  3. Added Library will be notated in the Category List and Items Displayed.

Remove a Collection

  1. Select a Category from the Category List you wish to remove.

  2. Select gear icon in the upper right and then select “Remove Collection”.

  3. The Collection is removed from the Browser.

Note

This operation DOES NOT remove the original assets, only the browser reference to them.

Sample browsers

Easily access Omniverse Content examples.

../_images/ext_browser_sample-browser.png

Ref #

Option

Result

1

Collection Selector

Allows selection of a specified collection.

2

Category List

Displays a list of categories found within the collection.

3

Show/Hide Category List

Toggles the Category list on and off.

4

Search

Searches the current collection for the terms provided.

5

Options

Add Collection: Browse to select a material folder to be used as a collection.
Remove Collection: Removes the currently selected collection in the collection selector.
Generate Thumbnails (Selected/All/Library): Orders creation of thumbnails at the specified level.
Preferences: Opens the preferences panel for the Material Browser.

6

Material List

Displays all materials in the selected category.

7

Thumbnail Size

Slider scales the thumbnails listed in the Material List.

Texture Browser

Quick access to a plethora of textures to use in your materials.

../_images/ext_browser_texture-browser.png

Ref #

Option

Result

1

Collection Selector

Allows selection of a specified collection.

2

Category List

Displays a list of categories found within the collection.

3

Show/Hide Category List

Toggles the Category list on and off.

4

Search

Searches the current collection for the terms provided.

5

Options

Add Collection: Browse to select a material folder to be used as a collection.
Remove Collection: Removes the currently selected collection in the collection selector.
Generate Thumbnails (Selected/All/Library): Orders creation of thumbnails at the specified level.
Preferences: Opens the preferences panel for the Material Browser.

6

Material List

Displays all materials in the selected category.

7

Thumbnail Size

Slider scales the thumbnails listed in the Material List.

Sky Browser

The sky browser offers easy access to a variety of dynamic and HDRI skies.

../_images/ext_browser_sky-browser.png

Ref #

Option

Result

1

Collection Selector

Allows selection of a specified collection.

2

Category List

Displays a list of categories found within the collection.

3

Show/Hide Category List

Toggles the Category list on and off.

4

Search

Searches the current collection for the terms provided.

5

Options

Add Collection: Browse to select a material folder to be used as a collection.
Remove Collection: Removes the currently selected collection in the collection selector.
Generate Thumbnails (Selected/All/Library): Orders creation of thumbnails at the specified level.
Preferences: Opens the preferences panel for the Material Browser.

6

Material List

Displays all materials in the selected category.

7

Thumbnail Size

Slider scales the thumbnails listed in the Material List.

Note

Collections may be organized using sub-folders. These sub-folders act to create the category list.

Material Browser

High quality MDL materials.

../_images/ext_browser_material-browser.png

Ref #

Option

Result

1

Collection Selector

Allows selection of a specified collection.

2

Category List

Displays a list of categories found within the collection.

3

Show/Hide Category List

Toggles the Category list on and off.

4

Search

Searches the current collection for the terms provided.

5

Options

Add Collection: Browse to select a material folder to be used as a collection.
Remove Collection: Removes the currently selected collection in the collection selector.
Generate Thumbnails (Selected/All/Library): Orders creation of thumbnails at the specified level.
Preferences: Opens the preferences panel for the Material Browser.

6

Material List

Displays all materials in the selected category.

7

Thumbnail Size

Slider scales the thumbnails listed in the Material List.

8

Browser Mode

Toggle the Search Mode between Library, Current Scene and Selected Asset.
Library: Displays Materials from Defined Libraries.
Current Scene: Displays all materials in current open scene.
Selected: Displays materials on current selections.

Note

Collections may be organized using sub-folders. These sub-folders act to create the category list.

Asset Browser

../_images/ext_browser_asset-browser.png

Ref #

Option

Result

1

Collection Selector

Allows selection of a specified collection.

2

Category List

Displays a list of categories found within the collection.

3

Show/Hide Category List

Toggles the Category list on and off.

4

Search

Searches the current collection for the terms provided.

5

Options

Add Collection: Browse to select a material folder to be used as a collection.
Remove Collection: Removes the currently selected collection in the collection selector.
Generate Thumbnails (Selected/All/Library): Orders creation of thumbnails at the specified level.
Preferences: Opens the preferences panel for the Material Browser.

6

Material List

Displays all materials in the selected category.

7

Thumbnail Size

Slider scales the thumbnails listed in the Material List.