Omniverse Platform Overview

Omniverse Platform Components

The Omniverse platform is designed for maximum flexibility and scalability. The platform consists of five core components.

Component

Name

Description

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Omniverse Nucleus

Collaboration service which enables a variety of Omniverse Enterprise-enabled client applications (Apps, Connectors, and others) to share and modify authoritative representations of virtual worlds in USD. Omniverse Nucleus is built for collaboration across multiple users.

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Omniverse Connectors

Omniverse Connectors open the portals that allow popular content creation tools to connect to the Omniverse platform and save USD and MDL content. With Omniverse Connectors, users continue to work in their favorite industry software applications. Libraries that allow client applications to connect to Omniverse Nucleus, publish and subscribe to individual assets and worlds. Connectors are provided for the most popular 3D applications, including 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, and Unreal Engine 4.

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Omniverse Kit

Toolkit for building native Omniverse applications, extensions,and microservices.

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Omniverse RTX Renderer

An advanced, multi-GPU renderer based on NVIDIA RTX that powers both real-time ray tracing and referenced path tracing.

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Omniverse Simulation

Powerful suite of tools and SDKs that simulate a physically accurate world, including PhysX 5, Flow, Blast for rigid and soft body dynamics, combustible fluid, smoke and fire, and fracture and destruction.

Additional Components

Component

Name

Description

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Omniverse Launcher

Easy-to-use client tool to download, install, and update Omniverse Apps, Extensions and Connectors. Omniverse Launcher is provided in version for single users (Omniverse Launcher Workstation) and for IT-managed environments (Omniverse Enterprise Launcher).

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Omniverse Extensions

Plug-ins to Omniverse Kit that extend its capabilities—typically for UI or workflows. Extensions are offered with complete source code to help developers easily create, add, and modify the tools and workflows they need to be productive.

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