New NVIDIA Omniverse Game Development Tools
In addition to unveiling its new Omniverse Cloud Platform, NVIDIA also introduced a number of new tools that developers can use when creating cutting-edge games. NVIDIA Omniverse not only accelerates complex 3D workflows, but also delivers revolutionary new ways to visualize, simulate, and code. Omniverse was designed to provide developers with an airway to exalt their workflow when using NVIDIA’s latest technologies such as ray tracing, AI, and compute in 3D pipelines.
New game development tools
- Omniverse Audio2Face, an AI-powered application from NVIDIA that allows character creators to generate high-quality facial animation from a simple audio file. Audio2Face now supports full facial animation and performers will also have the ability to control the emotion of the performance. With Audio2Face, game developers can quickly and easily add realistic expressions to their game characters, which can facilitate a stronger emotional connection between player and game characters, thereby expanding immersion.
- Omniverse Core Cloud, now in Early Access, enables easy one-click sharing of Omniverse scenes, eliminating the need to deploy Nucleus locally or in a private cloud. With Nucleus Cloud, game developers can easily share and collaborate on real-time 3D assets between internal and external development teams.
- Omniverse Deep Searchan AI-enabled service now available to Omniverse Enterprise subscribers that allows game developers to use natural language input and images to instantly search their entire catalog of assets, items, and of untagged 3D characters.
- Omniverse connectors are plugins that enable collaborative “live sync” workflows between third-party design tools and Omniverse. The new Unreal Engine 5 Omniverse Connector allows game artists to exchange USD and Material Definition Language data between the game engine and Omniverse.
“Enriching its ecosystem of game developers, NVIDIA today announced the launch of new NVIDIA Omniverse features that allow developers to more easily share assets, sort asset libraries, collaborate, and deploy AI to animate character facial expressions in a new game development pipeline.
With the NVIDIA Omniverse real-time design simulation and collaboration platform, game developers can use AI-enabled tools and NVIDIA RTX, or easily create custom ones, to streamline, accelerate, and improve their workflows of development. New features for game developers include updates to Omniverse Audio2Face, Omniverse Nucleus Cloud and Omniverse DeepSearch, as well as the introduction of Unreal Engine 5 Omniverse Connector.
“NVIDIA Omniverse not only accelerates complex 3D workflows, but also delivers revolutionary new ways to visualize, simulate, and code the next frontier of ideas and innovation. The integration of complex technologies such as ray tracing, AI and computation in 3D pipelines no longer has a cost but brings a benefit.
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