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Individual creators and artists worldwide get a boost out of NVIDIA's Omniverse updates for free

By Vijay Anand - on 5 Jan 2022, 8:00am

Individual creators and artists worldwide get a boost out of NVIDIA's Omniverse updates for free

(Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA's real-time online 3D design and collaboration platform, the NVIDIA Omniverse, recently got out of the beta phase and debuted officially as a comprehensive enterprise solution for business usage.

To recap, the NVIDIA Omniverse is where multiple collaborators can work on the same project anywhere around the world at the same time using industry-standard creator applications. It has remained as a free beta since October 2020 for individuals and today, NVIDIA has pursued further updates to bring the Omniverse for general availability at no cost to all individual creators and artists that utilise NVIDIA Studio systems or NVIDIA Studio technology compatible systems via NVIDIA RTX GPUs utilising NVIDIA Studio drivers.

Crucially, to assist this group of creators, NVIDIA has worked with industry application partners to expand on the Omniverse Ecosystem with more connectors, extensions and asset libraries made available. New connectors that are debuting shortly are Maxon Cinema 4D (the makers of the popular Cinebench), Blender, Autodesk's Motionbuilder, Adobe's Substance 3D materials and more. Extensions to link 3D world creation applications like VUE and Planetfactory's vegetation modelling application to the Omniverse, as well as provide creators with thousands of Omniverse-ready assets from Twinbru, Sketchfab, CGTrader and TurboSquid by Shutterstock are just further examples.

Game creators will now benefit from more new, free characters and environments from leading games through Omniverse Machinima, while Animators will love Omniverse Audio2Face AI-enabled app to animate 3D faces with an audio track to free artists from the tedious work required in a traditional workflow.

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Notice the variety of creators that we've covered in this update from artists, to animators and designers? Very often, a group of these talented individuals would need to work together on any creative project and yet again the growing Omniverse ecosystem is ideal to help this group to experience faster, frictionless workflows by using multiple 3D applications within the Omniverse to render scenes in real-time with far more fluidity than traditional linear workflows that would require several imports and exports between applications. 

To enable individuals to connect and collaborate, the Omniverse now offers early access to the Omniverse Nucleus Cloud to share large Omniverse 3D scenes. Unlike the Nucleus server, workstation and support offered in the paid Omniverse Enterprise edition for large business projects that can cut across many workgroups, the Nucleus Cloud is a free option that offers just enough assistance to work with individuals.

For interested creators, hop over here to learn more about what's in store and what's possible.

Source: NVIDIA

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