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What is NVIDIA's Omniverse?

February 1, 2022
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NVIDIA Omniverse

In today’s modern world, virtual reality and AI are two of the most exciting technologies being developed. A few months ago, Facebook announced a plan to release its own version of the metaverse, which is essentially a 3D virtual world where anything is possible. The release of this idea was quite huge and has gained a lot of traction.

NVIDIA also announced the release of its Omniverse, which is a platform for developing 3D simulations that can be added to the metaverse. NVIDIA basically wanted to be the leader in offering tools for developing and building this new virtual world.

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Source: CNET

"NVIDIA Omniverse is an end-to-end design collaboration and true-to-reality digital twin simulation platform that will revolutionize 3D workflows across organizations of any scale. Although not a silver bullet, it's close to one and a very powerful tool indeed. Using the rendering power of Ampere and Universal Scene Description (USD) NVIDIA has created an ecosystem that allows artists, designers, and team members to collaborate in real-time, at the same time, within a virtual space." Source: Escape Technology

The Omniverse offers quite an interesting feature, which is real-time collaboration. This means that different people can all work simultaneously from different geographical locations on developing an asset.

A good example of industrial use of the Omniverse is the partnership between NVIDIA and BMW. They have created a replica of BMW's factory with its robots running the production lines. This replica however has an interesting addition to the manufacturing process where the robots can make recommendations using AI to increase the performance.

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The point of this experiment is to test the hypothesis that AI can actually optimize the manufacturing process. The best thing about running these experiments in the virtual world instead of the real world is that this removes the risk of failure and excessive costs.

Another great example that also involves big tech collaboration is Ericsson and NVIDIA. Ericsson is using the Omniverse to build a virtual version of real cities to help predict the best placement for 5G buildouts. Placing 5G buildouts has quite a few challenges such as finding the best signal strength and quality according to the radio wave propagation

"NVIDIA RTX-accelerated real-time ray tracing allows researchers to see precise representations of signal quality at every point in the city, in real-time, which wasn’t possible before. This means Ericsson can experiment with its telecom products such as beam-forming and explore their impact interactively and instantaneously," wrote Richard Kerris, NVIDIA's industry GM for media and entertainment. Source: Rcrwireless

The Omniverse also makes highly efficient usage of NVIDIA's RTX GPUs and Universal Scene Description which is a protocol that features collaborative elements and non-destructive editing.

The Omniverse offers multiple features such as Connect which allows users to add asset libraries and Digital Content Creation (DCC) tools [1]. The Omniverse also includes other features such as the Nucleus, Kit, Simulation, and the RTX Renderer which you can find out more about on NVIDIA’s Omniverse Platform page.

Conclusion

The rise of virtual worlds is exciting. This is because it opens the door up to countless possibilities. From simulations to semi-real meetings to various virtual experiences, the use of these modern technologies such as AI and virtual reality is constantly being reshaped and pushed in new directions. NVIDIA also recently announced a digital twin of Earth in order to run climate model simulations in an effort to combat climate change. The virtual applications are limited only to the imagination.

It will be interesting to see the upcoming inventions and creations of these big tech companies as they strive to build the next big thing!


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References:

1. NVIDIA's Omniverse 'metaverse for engineers' emerges from beta in Rcrwireless

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What is NVIDIA's Omniverse?

February 1, 20224 min read

NVIDIA Omniverse

In today’s modern world, virtual reality and AI are two of the most exciting technologies being developed. A few months ago, Facebook announced a plan to release its own version of the metaverse, which is essentially a 3D virtual world where anything is possible. The release of this idea was quite huge and has gained a lot of traction.

NVIDIA also announced the release of its Omniverse, which is a platform for developing 3D simulations that can be added to the metaverse. NVIDIA basically wanted to be the leader in offering tools for developing and building this new virtual world.

omniverse.png

Source: CNET

"NVIDIA Omniverse is an end-to-end design collaboration and true-to-reality digital twin simulation platform that will revolutionize 3D workflows across organizations of any scale. Although not a silver bullet, it's close to one and a very powerful tool indeed. Using the rendering power of Ampere and Universal Scene Description (USD) NVIDIA has created an ecosystem that allows artists, designers, and team members to collaborate in real-time, at the same time, within a virtual space." Source: Escape Technology

The Omniverse offers quite an interesting feature, which is real-time collaboration. This means that different people can all work simultaneously from different geographical locations on developing an asset.

A good example of industrial use of the Omniverse is the partnership between NVIDIA and BMW. They have created a replica of BMW's factory with its robots running the production lines. This replica however has an interesting addition to the manufacturing process where the robots can make recommendations using AI to increase the performance.

bmw-omniverse.webp

The point of this experiment is to test the hypothesis that AI can actually optimize the manufacturing process. The best thing about running these experiments in the virtual world instead of the real world is that this removes the risk of failure and excessive costs.

Another great example that also involves big tech collaboration is Ericsson and NVIDIA. Ericsson is using the Omniverse to build a virtual version of real cities to help predict the best placement for 5G buildouts. Placing 5G buildouts has quite a few challenges such as finding the best signal strength and quality according to the radio wave propagation

"NVIDIA RTX-accelerated real-time ray tracing allows researchers to see precise representations of signal quality at every point in the city, in real-time, which wasn’t possible before. This means Ericsson can experiment with its telecom products such as beam-forming and explore their impact interactively and instantaneously," wrote Richard Kerris, NVIDIA's industry GM for media and entertainment. Source: Rcrwireless

The Omniverse also makes highly efficient usage of NVIDIA's RTX GPUs and Universal Scene Description which is a protocol that features collaborative elements and non-destructive editing.

The Omniverse offers multiple features such as Connect which allows users to add asset libraries and Digital Content Creation (DCC) tools [1]. The Omniverse also includes other features such as the Nucleus, Kit, Simulation, and the RTX Renderer which you can find out more about on NVIDIA’s Omniverse Platform page.

Conclusion

The rise of virtual worlds is exciting. This is because it opens the door up to countless possibilities. From simulations to semi-real meetings to various virtual experiences, the use of these modern technologies such as AI and virtual reality is constantly being reshaped and pushed in new directions. NVIDIA also recently announced a digital twin of Earth in order to run climate model simulations in an effort to combat climate change. The virtual applications are limited only to the imagination.

It will be interesting to see the upcoming inventions and creations of these big tech companies as they strive to build the next big thing!


Have any questions?
Contact Exxact Today


References:

1. NVIDIA's Omniverse 'metaverse for engineers' emerges from beta in Rcrwireless