Rendering Basics

Selecting a Renderer or Render Mode

In Omniverse Kit-based Apps, there is sometimes an option to select between different renderers or renderer modes.

In Omniverse USD Composer for example, different renderers or render modes are available in a drop-down menu in the Viewport:

Screenshot highlighting the render mode dropdown in |composer|

In Omniverse USD Presenter, you can select between Draft, Preview, and Photo modes, where Draft uses the Omniverse RTX Renderer’s RTX - Real-Time mode, while Preview and Photo uses the RTX – Interactive (Path Tracing) mode, and each modify the Render Settings to balance the quality and performance for the desired experience.

Screenshot highlighting the render mode list in View