Material Browser

Overview

The omniverse Material Browser is an extension allowing users to have a more simplistic interface for drag and drop materials from specified collections.

Interface

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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

Search

Searches the current collection for the terms provided.

4

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.

5

Help

Opens omniverse documentation.

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.

Applying materials

Drag and drop

Simply click and hold on any material in your material browser and drag it over a mesh in the viewport or on the stage and release. The material will be applied.

Right Click

In the material browser, a user may choose to use the right click menu to Create on Selected. In order to use this feature, select one or multiple meshes then in the material browser. Then right click and select create on selected to apply the material to one or many meshes.