After the article about GeForce RTX 30 series video cards enjoyed real interest, I’m back to you with details about what the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem means and how much it can help digital creative professionals.
NVIDIA Studio initially hit the road as a suite of drivers for some graphics cards, drivers intended to bring out the full potential of their hardware in most creative programs – the Adobe suite (After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Substance 3D Designer and others), Davinci Resolve, Vegas Pro, Blender, Cinema 4D, Autodesk Revit, Sketchup, Unity, Unreal Engine, V-ray and many, many more.
Thus, PC gaming enthusiasts will install the Game Ready driver, while professionals in fields such as photography, videography, design, graphics, animation, etc. have the NVIDIA Studio driver at their disposal. It now receives a new version every month, systematically improving the computer’s 3D capabilities.
The easiest way to make sure you have the latest driver installed is to use the app GeForce Experience.
But NVIDIA Studio today is more than a set of drivers, it has turned into a whole ecosystem that integrates several solutions with huge potential and great help in creating projects, rendering them and simplifying work tasks.
One of those enjoying the most benefits of the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem is Omar Ghannadi, the design architect who rose to prominence as a creative artist on Pro TV’s hit show Turnkey Dreams.
He currently uses an MSI Creator 15 A10UGT laptop with an NVIDIA RTX 3070 graphics card as his work tool and says that “on the essential hardware side are: video card, RAM and processor. We are an office of classic architects and designers, and we have remained anchored in the design program that we grew up with in our student years, namely AUTOCAD. And for renderings, presentations and illustration we are very open and encourage each of our colleagues to work on the program they know best and where they get the best results. Among these programs I would list SketchUp, 3ds Max, Lumion and V-Ray. The post-production of all illustrated images goes to the magical Photoshop program. And lately I’ve discovered revolutionary platforms that really change the pace and results of projects, here I’m talking about Nvidia Studio.“
We asked Omid what he can do today in his field that was impossible for him 5 years ago, and he confessed that it is about “Presentation of a realistic photo project in real time. That means having a rendered project where you can walk with the client, practically in an already rendered image of the room you designed.”
Eliana Bogdan is an AR artist, a Metaverse Fashion Pioneer, as we find on her Instagram profile.
Eliana also uses a notebook MSI Creator 15 with NVIDIA RTX 3070 graphics card, which it says is “my best option in terms of quality/portability/price. It is a laptop recommended for creative flows and runs my most complicated tasks.” Regarding the software side, Eliana adds: “I use the Nvidia Omniverse platform to speed up my workflow when I’m working in 3D. I create virtual clothes in different programs like Marvelous Designer, Blender, Daz3D, but I still stay on the 2D art side, where I use the Adobe suite, but also one of my favorite art tools from Nvidia, Nvidia Canvas.“
About what happened in the past, Eliana remembers that “It was impossible 5 years ago to render 3D at today’s precision and speed. I’m not saying it was impossible for everyone, but for me, for an artist who at that point in my career didn’t have the necessary budget, it was something I only dreamed of. This was also one of the reasons why I didn’t start learning 3D earlier. Today, it’s clearly become much more accessible, and I’m impressed with the potential Nvidia has come up with to help digital creators.“
So NVIDIA Studio is a solution that content creators rely on more and more. But what are the most important components of this ecosystem, besides the dedicated Studio drivers?
NVIDIA Omniverse enables the connection of the most used digital creation applications to bring projects to life faster than ever
NVIDIA Omniverse acts as a hub that brings your multi-application workflow together. The most used creative programs are compatible with Omniverse, and I mention among them Adobe Photoshop, Graphisoft Archicad, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Arnold, Blender, Maxon Cinema 4D, Unreal Engine 4, Chaos V-Ray, Adobe Substance 3D Materials, Radical Live, among many others available and coming to the platform in the future.
NVIDIA Omniverse also comes with a set of its own built-in apps:
- Audio2Face – generates easy animation coordinated with the audio source, using AI;
- Create – accelerates the process of building, assembling, simulating and rendering scenes in Pixar USD in real time;
- Machinima – recreate, recreate and redefine video animations with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based utility;
- View – a precise, physically accurate visualization tool for shared projects that multiple creators are working on.
Learn from here all about NVIDIA Omniverse, because there is a lot to say about this platform which is in continuous development and which will prove to be a real help for all content creators. Importantly, the NVIDIA Omniverse Individual version is free to download, while the Enterprise version comes with an annual cost, but can be tried for free for 30 days.
I would like to add here that to be able to run NVIDIA Omniverse you need a compatible hardware. Part of eligible portable systems, certified by NVIDIA Studio, can be found in the F64 offeringwhere most of the advantages of the platform dedicated to content creators are also explained.
NVIDIA Canvas is the tool that greatly simplifies the image creation process
Part of the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem is the NVIDIA Canvas application which, from everything I’ve seen here, could turn me into an artist too. Everything seems so simple, with just a few movements you can create a background, a unique image, with the help of the power of NVIDIA RTX and Artificial Intelligence.
NVIDIA Canvas provides you with 9 styles and 20 materials for you to let your imagination run wild and arrive at a basic design that you can then export and finish in Adobe Photoshop, for example. All with amazing speed.
The NVIDIA Broadcast app turns any room into an audio and video recording studio
The last but not the least component of the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem is the NVIDIA Broadcast application. This program uses Tensor Cores from RTX cards and Artificial Intelligence to blur or remove the background behind the subject, to improve audio and video quality, but also to suppress background noise. All this will bring major benefits in live broadcasting sessions, in video conferences or voice chat. In this short video we see exactly what NVIDIA Broadcast can do for content creators. From my side it is worth a try if you have the compatible hardware set – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, QUadro RTX 3000, TITAN RTX or newer, minimum 8 GB of RAM memory, Intel Core i5 5600 or AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor or newer.
It is true that NVIDIA Studio is not aimed at all consumers, but is a specialized platform. However, it demonstrates the processing power of NVIDIA products, as well as the involvement of the giant’s development teams in Santa Clara, California, USA, which constantly comes up with more and more performing solutions, both for gamers and creators.