Omniverse View is a USD presentation, review, and approval tool. We will explore View’s capabilities using a pre-made scene of an urban park. We’ll view the scene in high visual fidelity and look at some of the tools available to perform a project review.
If you are familiar with 3D CAD or digital content creation applications, you should quickly get the hang of it!
We have provided a quick navigation video in the appendix but here are the shortcuts:
Remember that you can pick an object in the Stage (next to layer manager) and press F to center your view on it. This makes orbiting and resetting your viewport much simpler.
Zoom (scroll) and Pan (click + drag)
Walk (While looking around)
As a project manager, you will use Omniverse View to explore a scene of an urban park, make waypoints, create cameras, and set up renders. You will use a Sunstudy tool to change the time of day and review the scene during the day and night.
Let’s get started!
We have provided a completed park scene for this training section. To open this file use the steps below:
View initially loads into Present mode. This mode can be used to navigate through your scene and view any pre-made Waypoints. For now, get comfortable with navigating through the scene. When you have navigated to a view you enjoy try taking a Screen Capture using the following steps:
Let’s explore some of the tools and options available in Comment mode! We’ll start by using the Playlists feature. This feature will allow us to play a list of preset cameras in a scene. This tool excels at showcasing unique angles and objects within a scene during a presentation. Cameras used in the Playlist tool will typically be created in another app like Omniverse Create. Omniverse View gives you a simple interface to present this work! Let’s explore the pre-set cameras in our scene using the following steps:
Let’s experiment with the Sunstudy tool. Sunstudies help analyze and simulate the path of the sun and the amount of light that reaches a specific location at different times of the day and year. Understanding the amount of sunlight a building receives can help optimize natural light, reduce energy consumption, and improve the overall energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings in a scene. To watch a Sunstudy rendered in real-time follow the steps below:
Next, let’s learn about Waypoints. Waypoints allow you to set camera positions throughout the scene. You can easily revisit these in Present mode. We’ll begin by moving the camera to a few locations throughout the scene, setting some custom camera settings for unique shots, and then revisit our waypoints in Present mode. Follow along below:
Next we’ll take a look at adding Markup to a scene. This tool allows you to capture comments and suggestions during a project review. Follow along to easily add Markup to our scene:
For a look at our final feature, navigate to a location with a good vantage point of the park or simply select an existing waypoint that you have previously set. Then we will bring up the Movie Capture tool while in Comment mode. The Movie Capture tool will allow you to set up render sequences, render out sun studies, select render quality, and also contains useful options like “White Render Style” to easily inspect shadows. We’ll start by experimenting with a Sunstudy render:
You may want to create a final render using the Photo render preset. Note that this could take hours, but you can always pause a render. If you choose to run a longer render you should be able to log back into your VM once it’s done and watch the resulting video!
This concludes our Omniverse View training. You’ve learned how to create new Waypoints, adjust render settings, create notes, and generate high-quality captures!
Feel free to keep exploring and try some additional features highlighted in the Skills appendix.