As of late 2020, Kit has now become a more low-level SDK for building Omniverse Applications. Create has taken on many of user-facing application aspect of Kit
Omniverse Kit is a powerful toolkit on which Omniverse applications are built. As the core of each app, improvements in Kit permeate all applications built upon it.
In the latest version (
Kit 103) includes many core functionality and rendering improvements like support for USDcurves, Pixar Hydra delegate renderer support — which allows for 3rd party renderer integrations - and Arbitrary Output Variables (AOV) support to output additional shader or renderer outputs.
Manipulator Framework: Create 3D manipulators within the viewport.
Hydra Delegates: Add hydra-based renderers to Kit based applications.
WARP in Omnigraph: Create GPU-accelerated Omnigraph compute nodes using Python syntax, greatly speeding up performance and time to develop.
MDL Python Support Added: Enhance ability to integrate MDL through Python.
Extensive rendering updates: This includes USD/NURBS curves support, BasicCurve rendering, Points for hair and particles. It also includes access to USD variables to control materials and render all of this with AOVs for a variety of passes, such as depth and alpha to work with complex compositing pipelines.