Getting started

Using the extensions and Omniverse Kit’s --exec command-line option makes it easy to get started with services. As the service evolves and grows, it might be worth turning the service itself into an Extension so that it is easy to ship and distribute. Doing so will also give all the power of extensions to services, with the possibilities to set up dependencies on other extensions, install additional Python packages and take advantage of the settings framework.

Basic service

Starting with a very simple “Hello World” Python example:
1from import main
3def hello_world():
4  return "Hello World!"
6main.register_endpoint("get", "/hello-world", hello_world)

That is all there is needed to write a service. To run this with Omniverse Kit and an HTTP transport:

./kit \
  --exec \
  --enable \
  --enable \
  --/exts/omni.kit.registry.nucleus/registries/0/name=kit/services \

By default, an API documentation page is created to list the services exposed, and accessible at http://localhost:8011/docs

It is possible to exercise the API from that webpage by using the Try it out feature within the different endpoints.

The omni.kit.registry.nucleus settings make sure that the Omniverse services extensions can be found and downloaded as by default they do not ship with the Kit SDK.

Advanced services

A more involved example is available at the following GitHub Repository:

Omniverse Kit ships with several more advanced services and more are available in the extension registry and Omniverse Farm is also fully built using the microservices stack within Omniverse and is made up several different services. Its code is available from the Omniverse Launcher after which its code can be explored.