2021.2 Release Notes

  • Combine toolbars into one on the right side

  • Move review/edit mode switch to lower right corner of viewport

  • Move viewport resolution to lower right corner of viewport

  • Add section tool

  • Add material editor window

  • Movie Capture - Add Sequence support

  • Support for vMaterials in Material browser

  • Add Share File option to File menu

  • Edit menu has too many entries

  • Improve Auto Exposure with Sun Study for Day/Night Exposures

  • Modify View simple Render panel to use standard kit widgets

  • Open to the default camera in USD - no more fit to extents or changing camera

  • Section Tool UX improvements

  • Some Dynamic Skies North Orientation Setting Isn’t Working in View

  • Sun Study Location Tool broken Preset and Longitude

  • These panels only launch via command

  • Update Upgrade Library Paths for View and Content

  • Add more options to the Advanced Menu

  • Add Timeline UX

  • Added Top / Left / Right views in View

  • Animation timeline should be available in view

  • Asset browser points to ov-content for Vegetation and Marbles

  • Assets from content library should be made as scene instances

  • Capture/Restore cameras

  • Change Iray mode back to Photo

  • Change prompt from Collaboration to Nucleus

  • Change to a different resolution by default

  • Checkpoint Support

  • Content update panel

  • Display Options Are Hard To See Such As FPS, Are Covered By the WayPoint, Screenshot and Workspace Icons

  • Dock the movie maker UI

  • Document Section tool

  • Document View Movie maker

  • Enable File, Import

  • Expose totalSpp and subFrames settings

  • Extensions Options Under Advanced in View Disappears After Turning On Extensions

  • F Stop needs a smaller range

  • File Picker should remember the last folder session to session

  • Implement the movie maker in view

  • In Preview mode, change the resolution scale to 1 from default 0.66 during capturing and restore it when capture finishes

  • Internal References do not display materials properly

  • Keep Draft (RT) the same as Create

  • Layer menu entry needs to be removed from Window

  • Make the start/end/current time in sync with the sun study window

  • Material / Sky / Asset should be using S3 not ov-content

  • Nav tips screen overlay

  • Need as Assets browser for Trees/Shrubs

  • Note support for a waypoint

  • Polish Font sizes

  • Preview needs 100 samples

  • Remove the Create menu

  • Render Resolution Viewport

  • Render Settings is missing under the Render menu

  • Replace details panel with the property panel

  • Review mode should not be Viewport resolution

  • Section tool from View 2021.1 to also be available in Create

  • Splash screen carousel

  • Stage view disappears after cycling Review/Edit mode

  • Start in Edit mode, Full screen Viewport

  • Sun Study - Updated Icons / ui

  • Support S3 URL’s in the Connectors

  • Turn off Fast Navigation

  • Update the RTX render panel for View

  • Update to Omni Client Library 1.13

  • Use a camera orientation for a NEW stage so we see the sky

  • UX polish

Quality Fixes:

  • Add missing lines to ux

  • Black flashes when moving the viewport camera slowly

  • Camera breaks when clicking on Camera UI and reopening the scene

  • If View is left idle, upon returning, UI can’t be properly adjusted

  • Material Mapper Tool is broken

  • Need to remove the Viewport tab

  • Review mode still has a panel showing on the right side

  • Sky turns black with Live Sync enabled when 1 user sets a new sky to the scene

  • Some colors are wrong in various parts of View

  • update icons and alignment for ViewportDashboard / Toolbar

  • View does not close automatically when user has unsupported GPU driver installed and closes the Renderer error message

  • Viewport display menu does not work

  • Camera drop down menu does not work if you click the camera name

  • Cannot apply HDR via the Sky Browser

  • Cannot Create Camera from View

  • Cannot import and convert

  • Cannot shutdown when the startup panel is shown

  • Ceramic_Tile_18 In Material Browser Shows Red In Thumbnail

  • Clicking the Movie Icon does not toggle the Movie Capture tool window (on or off)

  • Create Folder Icon and Field Are Out Of Alignment

  • Draft mode really isn’t on by default in View

  • Glass is Broken In Both Create and View

  • IGES - File, Import does not filter on .IGES or .IGS

  • Iray does not have a sky shown, it is black

  • It Takes A Few Saves To Update Thumbnails in Create and in View

  • Lens and Zoom on the UI Causes Weird Camera Movement When Zoom is at 0.0 and Lens Defaults to 0-300mm in View

  • Live Sync camera squash

  • Material Browsers takes a long time to populate the vMaterials and Base families

  • Movie maker cannot render to a 4K resolution - Nothing happens

  • Odd message about active layer when loading a file

  • Remove Content (OLD) menu entry

  • Re-opening a project USD (external sub layer) hangs Create and View

  • Rotate Tool does not work in View

  • Section - Toggle of Light Option does not seem to behave as it used

  • Sky Browser placing sky/hdri under Environment Prim

  • Splash screen never really goes away

  • Stage is missing from the Window menu

  • Starting up iray version fails

  • Sun Study is missing the shortcut Ctrl-U

  • Sun Study Location Changes Don’t Save After Pressing Apply

  • Sun Study low perf

  • Sun Study no longer has Ctrl-U shortcut in View

  • Super Res does not capture with the correct number of samples in Preview/Photo modes

  • The Night Sky Gets a Little Too Dark? Dynamic Sky Autoexposure Issue

  • Thumbnails in the Recent pane for sign in no longer appear

  • Timeline editor does not display when enabled

  • Title bar text flickers

  • Tool Tips That Are Missing in View

  • View chops the file names in the Open dialog and replaces with dots

  • View incompatible material with Create

  • View launches in a small resolution that makes affects normal usage

  • Viewport Ribbon bar gets taller in Edit mode

  • Water In Material Browser Shows Red In Thumbnail

  • Waypoints - Do not save/restore properly in View

  • When going back to PT mode in Fast Navigation (from Draft, RT), weird flash/image

  • X or Close Button Is Cut Off in Welcome To Omniverse Menu in View

  • Zoom is broken … scrolls entire application