NVIDIA, a leading technology company, has introduced core updates to its Omniverse real-time 3D content creation suite. The company’s Founder and CEO, Jensen Huang, made this announcement at NVIDIA’s GTC online event between March 20-23. The updated Omniverse platform is a cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PAAS) that provides professional visualization tools to promote XR content development and offers international third-party developers tools for developing and distributing industrial metaverse applications.
NVIDIA Omniverse is expanding its ecosystem to offer increased accessibility and usability to developers. The cloud-based PAAS offers tools for connecting, building, and operating industrial Metaverse applications. The platform is available globally via cloud service provider Microsoft Azure. The cloud-based service will soon support additional tools for AI-based avatars, 3D design/rendering, digital twins, and automation services in its Spring 2023 release.
NVIDIA is introducing three core features with the latest Omniverse update to enhance the ecosystem along with other core considerations. Firstly, NVIDIA is introducing new Universal Scene Description (USD) applications that provide third-party tools such as Siemens Teamcenter, Siemens NX, Siemens Process Simulate, Blender, Cesium, Emulate3D by Rockwell Automation, Unity, and Vectorworks. Moreover, Azure Digital Twin, Blackshark.ai, FlexSim and NavVis will become official Omniverse USD services.
The company is also adding new SimReady 3D assets to Omniverse, a content library for accelerating AI and industrial 3D workflows. The leading supplier of intelligent automation solutions, KUKA, is teaming up with NVIDIA to simplify end-user simulation pipelines. Additionally, NVIDIA is updating synthetic data generation on Omniverse via Omniverse Replicator, a software development kit that helps to train AI systems to complete computer-vision-aided industrial inspection tasks.
NVIDIA is introducing hardware, services, and systems that make the Omniverse platform more powerful and accessible. Ada Lovelace GPUs, ConnectX-6 Dx SmartNICs, and Intel Xeon processors will power upcoming NVIDIA RTX workstations that provide unmatched optimization for Omniverse operations. Professional developers can access Omniverse and industrial metaverse workloads in the office, at home, or on the go with the RTX 5000 Ada generation laptop GPU.
The company also unveiled its third-generation OVX, a computing system for supporting large-scale digital twin projects, which will be integrated into Omniverse Enterprise edition.
Furthermore, NVIDIA is introducing updates in spring as part of Omniverse 105 to enhance workflows on the PAAS. USD Composer (formerly known as Omniverse Create) will be updated to enable service developers to customize assembling large-scale, USD-based datasets for creating sophisticated industrial Metaverse virtual worlds. USD Presenter (formerly known as Omniverse View) will give developers a rich visualization reference application, providing a hub for showcasing and reviewing USD projects interactively and collaboratively across a team. Lastly, NVIDIA is introducing USD-GDN Publisher, a cloud service suite for advanced, interactive, USD-based 3D experiences that can be quickly built, published, and streamed to nearly any device in any location by developers and service providers.
In conclusion, the updated Omniverse platform provides advanced visualization tools for XR content development, promoting industrial Metaverse services, immersive content, and AI-driven developer pipelines. As the platform transforms into a cloud-based PAAS, it offers international third-party developers the tools to develop and distribute industrial metaverse applications. NVIDIA’s continued investment in Omniverse and its ecosystem will complement the global metaverse evolution, enabling developers to create even more sophisticated digital experiences.