The foundation of metaverse starts with Omniverse
The Omniverse is Nvidia’s simulation and collaboration platform delivering the foundation of the metaverse, the universe of interconnected virtual worlds. Omniverse is now moving on from beta to general availability, extending it to software ecosystems that is open to 40 million 3D designers.
Companies using Omniverse include BMW, Ericsson, SHoP Architects, South Park, Adobe, BMW Group, Bentley, Esri, CannonDesign, Epigraph, architectural firms HKS and KPF, Sony Pictures and more.
Omniverse launched its beta in December 2020, and has widened its reach from just engineers to almost anyone who can use the Blender open source 3D software. Other extensions for it includes Daz3D, eon software’s PlantFactory, PlantCatalog and VUE, Radical, Reallusion, Replica, Style3D and TwinBru.
“We believe that these virtual worlds are going to be the thing that enables the next era of innovation, whether it’s doing visualization and layouts for cities, doing earth simulations for weather patterns, digital production, or synthetic data generation for autonomous vehicles,” Kerris said. “Virtual worlds are essential for the next generation of innovation. And we built Omniverse to serve this, this opportunity.”
The company is now adding new features including augmented reality, virtual reality, and multi-GPU (graphics processing unit) rendering, as well as integrations for infrastructure industrial digital-twin applications with software from Bentley Systems and Esri.
The Omniverse Showroom, available as an app in Omniverse Open Beta, allows non-technical users play around with Omniverse tech demos that highlight the platform’s real-time physics and rendering technologies.
The Omniverse Enterprise subscription is available at $9,000 a year through global computer makers Boxx Technologies, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Supermicro, and distribution partners Arrow, Carahsoft Technology Corp, ELSA, Ingram-China, Leadtek, OCS, PNY and SB C&S. Customers can purchase Nvidia Omniverse Enterprise subscriptions directly from these resellers or via their preferred business partners.
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