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Omniverse Integration & Tutorials

Omniverse RTX Render of a VUE scene by Frederic Bec

Why Omniverse?

Whether you work collaboratively or as a single artist, Omniverse has a lot to offer.
 
As a collaboration platform, you layout your environments in VUE while your other teammates work on character animations in Maya, create buildings and props in 3DS Max or Blender while another teammate edits vegetation assets in PlantFactory. All this is streamed directly as USD to Omniverse Nucleus and rendered in real-time in the RTX viewer.
 
As a standalone artist, you can push your VUE environments directly to Omniverse (Omniverse Create, for instance), and get instant high fidelity visual feedback on your scene layout and composition. You can even use the RTX render engine for fast high quality renders.
 
Enrich your USD stages with botanically accurate vegetation models from PlantCatalog, add wind and breeze, make your vegetation grow or change health and season and so much more.

How Our Products Integrate with Omniverse

 
Starting in versions 2021.2, all e-on applications, i.e. VUE*, PlantFactory* and PlantCatalog Exporter, include a native connector to Omniverse. This connector allows a unidirectional live sync of your scene or asset edits directly to Omniverse.
 
On top of this, both PlantFactory and PlantCatalog Exporter offer an Omniverse Extension (i.e. a plugin for Omniverse Kit-based apps), that allows sending back the vegetation USD model data from Omniverse to PlantFactory or PlantCatalog Exporter.
 
*VUE and PlantFactory Professional or Enterprise.
More about VUE

 

More about PlantFactory

 

More about PlantCatalog

 

PlantCatalog extension in Omniverse

Tutorials and Quick Tips

In this section, you will find the collection of tutorials, quick tips and feature videos dedicated to USD and Omniverse.

Coming soon:

  • Exporting wind animated EcoSystems to Omniverse
  • Create your own custom procedural vegetation collection for Omniverse
  • PlantFactory/PlantCatalog Omniverse Extension install guide
  • And more... (let us know what you'd like covered using the contact form below!)

Artwork by Matt Riveccie

Download and Install Instructions for the PlantFactory/PlantCatalog Extensions

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If you already own PlantFactory or PlantCatalog Exporter, you can download the most recent version of their respective Omniverse extension directly from your user account page, in the software center.
 
To install the extensions in Omniverse Create (or any kit-based application that supports the extension manager):

  • Open the application, go to the 'Window | Extensions' menu.

  • In the Extension browser, click on the hamburger icon (the three vertical lines next to the search fields), and select 'Import Extension'.

  • Browse to the folder where you save the zipped extension you have downloded from the software center, select the extension you want to add, and click 'Import'.

 
In the Omniverse Extension browser (Window | Extensions menu entry), search for PlantFactory (resp. PlantCatalog) and toggle 'Enable' and 'Autoload'.
 
Note: The current extensions will work with both a commercial or Trial version of PlantFactory, and with the Commercial version of PlantCatalog Exporter (a Trial version will be released shortly).
Feature / Category Export Live Sync
Global Settings
Asset name
Hierarchy / groups
Visibility
Export Zone
Camera
Position
Focal
Blur
Focus distance
Exposure / Auto exposure
Animation / Synchronization*
*Animated cameras are exported, but changes done to the camera animation after the initial export will break the original animation path at first live sync
Aspect ratio*
*Not supported in Omniverse
Orthogonal projection
Lens glare
Motion blur
Post processing
Tracking / Linking
H & V offset
Stereoscopic
Objects (meshes, terrains, rocks etc)
Add
Delete
Position
Orientation
Twist
Animation*
*Animated objects are exported, but changes done to the object animation after the initial export will break the original animation path at first live sync
Boolean operations / Metablobs
Materials
PBR+Clearcoat*
*Omniverse export preset creates both an OmniPBR + Clearcoat and a USDPreviewSurface shader
Simple*
*Omniverse export preset creates both an OmniPBR + Clearcoat and a USDPreviewSurface shader
Procedural*
*Baking process required, Omniverse export preset creates both an OmniPBR + Clearcoat and a USDPreviewSurface shader
Volumetric
Water / Glass
Hypertextures*
*Baking process required
Animated materials
Material external dependecies
Luminous materials
Lights
Point light / Quadratic point light
Spot light / Quadratic spot light
Directional light
Sun
Area light*
*Not supported in Omniverse
Light portal*
*Not supported in Omniverse
Light properties
Power
Color
Spread
Falloff
Light gel
IES profile
Shadow maps
Lens flares
Volumetric
Variable color
Atmospheres, clouds & sky
Volumetric cloud layers*
*Export skymap to HDR / EXR, can be generated at any time, but needs manual re-import
Fog and haze
MetaClouds / OpenVDB*
*Not supported in Omniverse
Real world sun position
Animation
EcoSystems
EcoSystem materials
Global / Painted EcoSystems
EcoParticles
Animated EcoSystems*
*PlantFactory wind animated plants only, wind animation needs to be re-baked per specimen if changed, therefore can be lengthy for a live sync

System Requirements

 
VUE, PlantFactory, PlantCatalog Exporter 2021.2 and up.
Any Omniverse Kit based application together with the Omniverse Nucleus server.
 
Minimum system specs
  • OS Supported: Windows 10+ 64-bit,

  • CPU: Intel I7+, AMD Ryzen,

  • CPU Cores: 4 or higher,

  • RAM: 16 GB or higher,

Pricing

VUE & PlantFactory Professional Solution

Includes VUE and PlantFactory with export functionalities, unlimited render size, multipass and integration plugins – a solution for seamless pipeline integration. Available as node-locked license only.

Annual license
$750 per year
On Sale! Get 30% off until July 5th, 2022.
Now just $525 per year.
Buy Professional Annual

VUE & PlantFactory Enterprise Solution

Bundles VUE, PlantFactory, 25 RenderNodes Network Rendering licenses, and the PlantCatalog  an ever-growing library of vegetation species. Available as floating (upon request) and node-locked licenses.

Annual license
$999 per year
On Sale! Get 30% off until July 5th, 2022.
Now just $695 per year.
Buy Enterprise Annual

PlantCatalog

Get access to PlantCatalog, the Exporter and the Integration plugins. Export static or animated models with automatic material creation for different render engines or use the plants in VUE or PlantFactory.

Annual license
$249.95 per year
On Sale! Get 30% off until July 5th, 2022.
Now just $175 per year.
Buy PlantCatalog

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