Machinima Release Notes

2021.2 Release Notes

Release Date: 2021-10-12

Highlights

  • Many updates to the “Kit” infrastructure which has added features and stability to Machinima.

  • The stability of Machinima has been greatly improved, as has its performance. Users should experience far fewer crashes, and better performance.

  • Sequencer is also more stable and performs much better.

  • Soft-body physics support has been added.

  • Many constraint issues have been resolved. See KNOWN ISSUES.

  • Marbles content has been added.

  • Many new asset browsers have been added which greatly improve the experience of looking for content.

  • Several extensions have improved drag/drop functionality

  • UI improvements include better input latency and cursor changing

  • Thousands of bugs have been fixed thanks to user input.

  • Property windows are much more functional, and include many new fields and features supported across numerous extensions

  • User settings UX has been improved.

Extension Changes

Extensions Added

  • added extension omni.anim.curve 102.1.4

  • added extension omni.anim.recorder 102.0.9

  • added extension omni.anim.skelJoint 102.2.3

  • added extension omni.blast

  • added extension omni.graph.io

  • added extension omni.isaac.onshape

  • added extension omni.kit.asset_converter

  • added extension omni.kit.graph.delegate.default 1.0.10

  • added extension omni.kit.graph.editor.core 1.0.0

  • added extension omni.kit.importer.cad 0.2.3

  • added extension omni.kit.mesh.raycast 102.3.3

  • added extension omni.kit.pointclouds 0.0.9

  • added extension omni.kit.profiler.window 1.3.1

  • added extension omni.kit.property.collection 0.1.6

  • added extension omni.kit.stage_column.payload 1.0.5

  • added extension omni.kit.stage_column.variant 1.0.2

  • added extension omni.kit.tool.brush.modify 102.3.3

  • added extension omni.kit.tool.brush.scatter 102.3.5

  • added extension omni.kit.tool.brush.scripting 102.1.2

  • added extension omni.kit.tool.brush.select 102.3.3

  • added extension omni.kit.tool.paint 102.3.5

  • added extension omni.kit.tool.paint.bundle 102.3.9

  • added extension omni.kit.tools.mergemesh 0.1.5

  • added extension omni.kit.widget.collection 0.1.6

  • added extension omni.kit.widget.material_preview 1.0.2

  • added extension omni.kit.widget.zoombar 1.0.1

  • added extension omni.kit.widgets.custom 0.6.2

  • added extension omni.kit.window.collection 0.1.7

  • added extension omni.kit.window.material_graph 1.4.3

  • added extension omni.kit.window.sunstudy 1.0.10

  • added extension omni.machinima.base 2021.2.0

  • added extension omni.machinima.splash 1.1.0

  • added extension omni.particle.system.bundle 102.1.7

  • added extension omni.particle.system.core 102.1.4

  • added extension omni.ramp 102.1.4

  • added extension omni.scene.visualization 102.1.4

  • added extension omni.script.system 0.1.8

  • added extension omni.usd.fileformat.e57 0.1.6

  • added extension omni.usd.schema.destruction 0.1.1

Extensions Updated

Note

You can see more detailed change lists by looking directly at these extensions in the extension browser.

  • changed omni.anim.timesample_editor: 103.0.6 -> 102.0.11

    • Lots of performance improvements

    • Fixed: Euler rotation was constraint to within 360 degrees

    • Changed: Remove unmatured spline interpolation UI

    • Changed: Remove OmniGraphHelper import

  • changed omni.kit.browser.asset: 1.0.5 -> 1.1.2

  • changed omni.kit.browser.core: 1.1.5 -> 1.1.9

  • changed omni.kit.browser.folder.core: 1.1.4 -> 1.1.7

  • changed omni.kit.browser.sample: 1.0.3 -> 1.0.4

  • changed omni.kit.browser.texture: 1.0.1 -> 1.0.2

  • changed omni.kit.quicksearch.actions: 0.8.4 -> 0.8.5

  • changed omni.kit.quicksearch.hdri: 0.8.3 -> 0.8.4

  • changed omni.kit.quicksearch.material: 0.8.2 -> 0.8.3

  • changed omni.kit.thumbnails.mdl: 1.0.6 -> 1.0.7

  • changed omni.kit.tool.asset_exporter: 1.0.6 -> 1.0.8

    • Better material support and added support to submit to Omniverse Farm

  • changed omni.kit.tool.asset_importer: 2.3.5 -> 2.3.12

    • Improved upload and download experience

    • UsdPreviewSurface support added for importer

  • changed omni.machinima.app.setup: 0.0.0 -> 0.1.0

Additional Extension Changes

This in no way reflects all the changes to all extensions. This is just a summary. If interested in the details of a specific extension, find that extension in your extension browser and check through its release notes.

  • EXTENSION omni.kit.window.viewport

    • Fixed crash when switching to iRay

    • Added mouse smoothing and other interface improvements

    • Many more camera settings added, and camera behavior improved

  • EXTENSION rtx_plugins

    • Fixed animated gif support

    • Added Chromatic Aberration and LensFlare postprocessing

    • Updated minimum version for RTX - You may need to update your graphics driver

    • Fixed some GPU memory issues which would cause premature out of memory crashes

    • Fixed a device lost crash

    • Fixed multiple material crashes and material compilation optimizations

    • Several lighting and fog fixes were added – this may result in brightness changes in some situations

    • Optimized shader compiler times

    • Domelight is now enabled by default on reflections

    • CloudXR updates to make tablet run smoother

    • Some skinning fixes for blend shapes

  • EXTENSION omni.kit.widget.layers

    • Several performance fixes and UI refresh fixes

    • Fixed “duplicate across layers” feature

  • EXTENSION omni.kit.window.content

    • Fix drag and drop from system to content browser

  • EXTENSION omni.kit.widget.filebrowser

    • Fixes context menu not persistent on click

    • Drag/drop multiple objects supported

    • UX improvements

  • EXTENSION omni.usd

    • Many improvements to undo operations which improve stability of editing.

    • Stability fixes, audio fixes, and data issue fixes

    • We no longer allow moving a prim under instance or instance proxy

    • Precision of some values were changed to doubles to allow more precision at larger values

  • EXTENSION omni.kit.app

    • Many additional features to improve our ability to capture crashes, telemetry, and hangs

  • EXTENSION omni.kit.widget.stage

    • Some fixes to serilizing data, and drag/drop issues

  • EXTENSION omni.kit.ui

    • More drag/drop fixes

  • EXTENSION omni.kit.window.file

  • EXTENSION omni.kit.property.usd

    • Multiple fixes related to payloads in these two extensions

  • EXTENSION omni.kit.capture

    • Narrow down the use of sync rendering of Movie Capture to EXR files only

    • Fix wrong timing of timeline update and revert workaround for that.

    • Multiple iRAY fixes

  • EXTENSION omni.kit.window.movie

    • New “Omniverse Queue” added to Movie Capture

  • EXTENSION omni.kit.property.skel

    • Path fixes for Animation Retargetting