Hammerhead, the UK-based VR developer engaged on unique tasks equivalent to Abe VR and promotional experiences like final yr’s Britannia VR app, is right now merging with the Dimension model.
Dimension is the title given to the London-based volumetric seize studio that opened a number of years in the past. The location is operated by Hammerhead, which has typically used the expertise in its personal tasks and people for purchasers. Volumetric seize, on this case, is a strategy of recording a human efficiency utilizing a 360-degree rig lined with cameras. After seize, every digicam stitches its recording right into a 3D mannequin of the efficiency that can be utilized as an asset in VR, AR or conventional experiences.
You’ll be able to see the tech at use in Hammerhead’s personal Britannia and Digital Viking VR apps. In reality, it was the end-to-end answer of Dimension seize and Hammerhead growth that spurred the transfer to convey the latter beneath the previous’s branding. You’ll be able to see a few of its previous work within the video under.
“Our studios have at all times collaborated on productions and have an excellent shared tradition however are more and more being engaged end-to-end on immersive and location-based leisure productions as one staff,” defined Simon Windsor, Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director of Dimension, in a ready assertion.” In recognition of this and our thrilling roadmap for the following technology of volumetric and XR content material, we’ve determined the time is true to focus every thing beneath Dimension. Future merchandise and productions launched will probably be Dimension.”
The corporate confirmed to UploadVR that there have been no job losses within the transition. Ongoing tasks haven’t been canceled, both.
We’re wanting ahead to seeing extra from Dimension quickly, then. We’re nonetheless excited to see what turns into of Abe, which we debuted at our E3 VR Showcase final yr.