Nvidia announces contest to develop extensions for Omniverse

Extend the Omniverse contest will reward the winners for developing Python tools for 3D worlds.

Omniverse is Nvidia’s multi-GPU-enabled open platform for real-time 3D design collaboration and virtual world simulation used by artists, designers, and creators. Recently, Nvidia announced its first Nvidia Omniverse contest specifically for developers, engineers, technical artists, hobbyists, and researchers to develop Python tools for 3D worlds. Earlier this year, Nvidia had made Omniverse available to a much wider user base by offering a free version to individual creators and artists. User can build their own Omniverse extensions, apps, or microservices through Nvidia Omniverse Code, an app that serves as an integrated development environment (IDE). The new Omniverse Code includes the Omniverse Kit SDK along with foundation tools, templates, and documentation.

To enter ‘Extend the Omniverse’ contest, Nvidia says users will have to build an Omniverse Extension using Omniverse Kit and the developer-centric Omniverse application Omniverse Code. Contestants can create Python extensions in one of the following categories:

  • Layout and scene authoring tools
  • Omni.ui with Omniverse Kit
  • Scene modifier and manipulator tools

The contest runs from July 11 to August 19, 2022. The grand prize winner will be awarded an Nvidia RTX A6000 Graphics Card, and the runners-up in each category will win a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

To learn more about creating extensions for the above-mentioned categories, click here. Also, there will be free in-person hands-on training labs at SIGGRAPH on easily developing advanced 3D layout tools and how to build custom 3D scene manipulator tools on Nvidia Omniverse.