2021.2 Release Notes
Release Date: 2021-10-12
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.
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
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.
Fixed crash when switching to Iray
Added mouse smoothing and other interface improvements
Many more camera settings added, and camera behavior improved
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
Several performance fixes and UI refresh fixes
Fixed “duplicate across layers” feature
Fix drag and drop from system to content browser
Fixes context menu not persistent on click
Drag/drop multiple objects supported
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
Many additional features to improve our ability to capture crashes, telemetry, and hangs
Some fixes to serializing data, and drag/drop issues
More drag/drop fixes
Multiple fixes related to payloads in these two extensions
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
New “Omniverse Queue” added to Movie Capture
Path fixes for Animation Retargeting