Release Notes

Known Limitations

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

View 2020.3.31

  • Updated to Kit SDK 100.2

  • Fixed Draft mode being the default mode

  • Fixed the vertical drag of the stage separator panel

  • Removed the Content (Old) menu option

View 2020.3.24

  • Auto exposure fixed and on by default

  • Build version number updated on View window

  • Removed old Sample link

2020.3: Point Release

  • Fixed publishing from Connectors for model names with spaces in them

  • Progress bar now appears in lower right corner of View

  • Fixed Sun Study performance with new dynamic skies

  • HDR texture support for thumbnail service

  • Added material CSV mapping

  • Added Reset UI option to restore default View panels.

  • Added Movie Tool to View to record Sun Studies

  • Assets dropped from the Content window are instances

  • Added Section Tool to View

  • Added Material Mapper using the CSV files

  • Grasshopper Connector is now part of the Rhino Connector install package

  • Default brushes in Paint Tool for grass and trees

  • Tools in View are now available in Create as well

  • Send to View from the Connectors will place the projects in /Users/<current user>/Sent To View folder

  • Path autofill in Connectors is fixed

  • Added Erase to the Paint Tool

  • Minimum specs posted to Documentation for View

  • ISO control now in the camera toolbar

  • Section Tool allows for sections to be named/saved with the project

  • Send to View working with View installed from Launcher

  • Section Tool toggles light modes

  • Support for Rhino Materials

  • Corrects for motion blur quality levels in Movie Tool

  • Flood fill supported in Paint Tool

  • Sun Study and Movie Tool sync the TOD

  • Sign In dialog for View is simplified for login

  • Added a scatter brush to the Paint Tool

  • Added Splash Screen for View

  • Adjusted where the tools live in the right side toolbar

  • Preview is no longer a scaled PT window giving better visual quality

  • View can run without a Collaboration server

  • Basic sky is now tied to the Sun Study for Create and when running without a Collaboration server

  • Material and Sky browsers now support multiple libraries/paths to source data from

  • Updated Content/Asset browser at the bottom of View’s window

  • New Property pane in View

  • Uninstall cleanup for SketchUp files

  • Clean up of paths for recently opened documents

  • Mount issue for missing vegetation is resolved

  • Removed the Physics menu by default in View

  • Preferences now save in View

  • Fixed scroll wheel in/out to keep the same stepping values

  • Sky loads all the time now for new documents or existing

  • Revit dialog cleanup for Publish

  • Fixed jaggies for some materials

  • Update to new RTX Render options panel

  • Skies can be changed

  • View has its own icon now

  • Fixes for base materials

  • View startup has a splash screen now instead of a long wait

  • Shadows and glass now fixed

  • Materials update with live sync

  • Paint Tool brush follows the cursor properly

  • View links to the documentation page now

  • Select Parent now works in the stage view

  • Scrollable view for list of cameras

  • Clear camera list in View when opening a new project

  • Create meshes not shapes in View for the Create menu

  • Fixed links to help in View and Connectors

  • Sun Study time is now the correct date/time from the Date/Time dialog

  • Recent list works for View now

  • Hot key for brush size in Paint Tool

  • Material Browser listens for updates/changes appropriately

  • Layers option added to Advanced menu in View

  • Do not export Autodesk materials by default

  • Support Autodesk materials

  • Do not export hidden geometry from SketchUp

  • Rhino supports blocks as USD instances

  • View progress bar working again

  • Fixed crash pressing F7 in View

  • Fixed crash double-clicking sky

  • Default UP axis is Z for new USD’s in View

  • Use DLSS for Draft in View

  • Fixed Date/Time changes

  • Import for OBJ and FBX work from the Content browser in View

  • Fast Navigation is OFF by default in View

2020.2: Hotfix

  • Client Library Updated
    • Fixed a bug that would sometimes (very rarely) cause data loss if you got a disconnect while uploading a file.

    • Fixed a bug that would fail to download a file if it was an exact multiple of 1MB

2020.2: Point Release

New Features

  • Preview mode settings

  • Photo Settings

  • Sun Study: Stop changing Ambient in DRAFT mode

  • Make File menu Connect and start up window share the same user name

  • Autosky should be an option in preferences

  • View - Viewport Compass

  • Update Live switch and user name on Menu bar

  • Update select toggle based on KIT

  • Implement Viewport compass

  • Improved Project layout

  • Location Presets

  • Asset Details UX

  • Change material Browser Icon

  • UX for Paint Tool

  • Paint tool UI: basic layout

  • Updated project workflow

  • Build a movie maker prototype with MFT API to capture screen into videos

  • Brush file

  • Update omni.connection to omni.client

  • Paint tool UI: Image of brush falloff and scale distribution

  • Brush widget: draw brush

  • Brush widget: move brush across geometry

  • Brush widget: paint single asset

  • SWIPAT process of ScreenRecordLib

  • Paint Tool: save recent brushes in settings

  • Brush widget: apply scale distribution

  • Brush widget: apply asset weight

  • Brush widget: improve falloff

  • Invalid Brush state

  • Capture - 360/180 panoramas

  • AEC Tree and Shrubs library

Bug Fixes

  • CTRL+I instancing does not work

  • Bad outlines on glass in RT mode

  • Camera Speed needs to allow for faster movement

  • Batch file from the installed folder wont run

  • Extension window doesn’t have close button

  • Moving or duplicating an instanced mesh doesn’t update point instancers

  • Dark grey on Sun study should be darker

  • Samples option on Welcome Screen not accessible elsewhere by menu option.

  • Revit stage flickering issue

  • Normal Maps look to absolute path in Stage .usd files

  • When modal window poped up, close the main window will crash

  • Uninstalling AEC leaves behind Nucleus and View folders

  • New style tooltips don’t show properly if mouse is moved on widgets with them before you enable tooltips

  • Asset Browser options dont persist between Review and Edit mode

  • New Project doesn’t work for local paths

  • Content window issue

  • View Preferences are lost

  • Unnecessary error message for sunstudy window position change

  • View right click menu icons are wrong color

  • Post process doesn’t work in path trace

  • Light Sphere Visible In Reflection When Using IES Profile

  • Materials Very Long Compile Times Locally

  • View loads SLOW

  • View geometry artifacts

  • Missing gamepad camera control

  • Transforms text in UI is always truncated

  • Icons stretched

  • Viewport Dashboard slider style

  • User should be able to click on a Sun Study trim point to set the time with a dialog.

  • View fails to load on multi-GPU system with 8 GPUs because Ansel is enabled and there is a driver bug

  • View - Zoom to Fit and Camera Zoom (scroll wheel on mouse) do not work once loaded

  • Camera flies away when navigating viewport with SHIFT+RMB+S

  • Cannot select in viewport

  • World and view are not xforms

  • Project behavior should only occur on .project.usd

  • DCC Tools Not Exporting With Default Prim

  • Creating a new camera from perspective squashes the image

  • Signing in/out causes crash

  • View Icons are all white, should be our dark grey color

  • Opening the READ ONLY sample is stuck in live mode

  • Sun study Location data does not set properly

  • Update scripts to use new client library

  • Open file crash: omniverse/ov-sandbox/projects/QA/Flex/Cloth_scene.usd

  • View - Login into ov-rc and the Open Dialog looks at localhost, not ov-rc

  • View - Log into ov-content and the Asset Browser window goes blank … not usable

  • Fast Navigation crashes View

  • Cant sign in using view

  • Kit does not have way to add server through scripts

  • Popup window broke in new KIT-SDK

  • Create camera feature was broken

  • Switching render mode crashes

  • Close button missing on startup

  • Procedural Sky should be hidden

  • Local host sign in failed

  • Cant open sample file

  • Read only scene should not allow user to turn on live.

  • Viewport dashboard sliders are broken

  • Default sky is black

  • Sky browser thumbnails missing on ov-rc as well as localhost (109 server)

  • New Project - Default sky is wrong

  • Cannot open USD, hangs view - works in Kit

  • Domlight_bug.usd crash

  • USD’s Not Loading With Latest View (1096)

  • Thumbnails missing

  • Rotate/Move should not toggle when clicked

  • Material thumbnail path incorrect in View

  • Kit / View - Materials load but do not display for this model

  • Sun Study tool does not work - cannot drag the TOD bubble

  • Speed up the broswer thumbnail display by local save

  • Error Message: Setting in preference window can’t initialize

  • Authoring layer wrong

  • Paint tool spinner polish

  • Sun Study tool is VERY slow to move the bubble (Draft or Preview modes)

  • View - Create a new project and View hangs

  • UWQHD stretches the screen

  • Preview and Photo Mode should have Depth of Field default to On

  • Defaults for Scale distribution

  • Scale distribution graph doesn’t always update curve

  • Paint tool shouldnt apply when in dialogs.

  • Transform tools shouldnt be active with paint tool

  • New project from start up panel is different than Menu Start Up

  • Reset Ui broken

  • USD Disappears After Live Edit Session Changes

  • Cannot paint if xform is selected

  • Random Rotation should be in object space, not world space

  • If user deletes point instance while paint is active, next stroke fails

  • When opening new usd file, active paint tool should clear the Apply To assets field

  • Modify Save Behavior

2020.1: Hotfix

Omniverse View

  • Add get support link to help menu

  • Add render settings to path trace

  • Add samples to eyeball in viewport dashboard

  • Adjust “Photo” Settings values

  • Allow users to UndoRedo operations in Graphene

  • Arrow keys not working for movement in View

  • Asset Importer in Content Browser

  • associate the proper icons for usdc, usdz, and usda files

  • Auto exposure toggle isn’t working

  • Black Sky When Opening Models in View

  • Camera Moves Affecting Selection Modes

  • Can’t mute/un-mute Root Layer

  • Can’t select models in the viewport that have a glass material

  • Change to non-block mode when fetching Material from server

  • Common Render settings missing Shadow Bias

  • Conflict hotkeys: ‘W’ for op-mode and move camera

  • Create basic attribute description file format

  • Date and time panel doesn’t sync with Sun Study

  • Depth of field switch doesn’t actually turn off depth of field.

  • Double clicking a USD opens into default level adds unwanted default lighting

  • Drag and Drop assets should drop where let go

  • Easily modify source assets (USD and MDL) a hot reloadable text editor

  • Glass is blurry needs windex

  • Installed web client has no snapshot service available

  • Installing View to a new location causes old folder structure to materialize after launch

  • Keep user changed render preset values

  • Latest build of View shows corruption in viewport during startup when running mgpu

  • Layer Right click menu options

  • Loses connection to Omniverse with live-updates after 20+ minutes of inactivity

  • Metallic materials do not render correctly

  • Mouse control of the scale tool is wrong when the object is rotated.

  • Need the ability to drag multiple selections between layers

  • Need the ability to replace Materials / Actors

  • North indicator when using the Location Dialog

  • Object picking/selection with outline in viewport

  • Parallelize the MDL System

  • Plugin Extension support

  • Press Q on the keyboard and the camera flies away

  • Pressing ‘F’ while inputting text into any text field focuses viewport on currently selected object

  • Pressing the disconnect icon crashes Kit

  • Randomize start up window images