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NVIDIA Studio Highlights NVIDIA Omniverse and USD in ‘Cold Inside Diorama’

3D artists Gianluca Squillace and Pasquale Scionti’s project interconnect their workflows by replacing linear pipelines with live-sync creation, harnessing the collaboration platform powered by RTX GPU to create their Viking scene that conveyed a cold, glacial mood.

The NVIDIA Studio blog has just showcased scenes from Cold Inside Diorama by 3D artists Gianluca Squillace and Pasquale Scionti. The project, which was powered by RTX GPUs and built collaboratively within NVIDIA Omniverse, combined the artists’ individual styles to create a moody Viking scene that was made easier by working with Omniverse and the Universal Scene Description (USD) file format.

Squillace took advantage of working with USD by importing files into Marmoset Toolbag for character-only renders while Scionti built the snowy environment using Omniverise’s collaboration capabilities and USD files; the combination made it possible for him to integrate files with Squillace and view edits in real-time.

To wrap up the project, the duo then brought Squillace’s character into Scionti’s Unreal Engine scene to integrate the character into the snowy environment- using NVIDIA Omniverse and accelerated by their GeForce RTX GPUs.

The pair’s tools on the project included Autodesk Maya, Adobe Substance 3D Painter, Marmoset Toolbag, Quixel Megascans, Unreal Engine 5, and Maxon’s ZBrush.

Check out the blog post, which includes a number of detailed video snippets, to dive deeper into the creation of Cold Inside Diorama.

Source: NVIDIA

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