A brand new location-based VR expertise positioned in Amsterdam will allow you to race alongside the identical routes as trials bike owner Danny MacAskill.
The expertise was created by REWIND and Lower Media for the mountain bike model Santa Cruz Bicycles, and is now obtainable on the Trip Out bike retailer in Amsterdam. The shop is about up with a novel bike rig that may let makes use of journey and peddle whereas sporting a VR headset, exhibiting two distinctive VR journeys. The primary is about alongside Collies Ledge on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and the second is a “hair-raising balancing act” alongside the Landwasser Bridge, Switzerland.
Nonetheless, the bike rig is definitely set as much as present greater than only a body to hawk on — it should additionally give some haptic suggestions and make slight positional changes to replicate the expertise in VR. In accordance with REWIND, the expertise offers “real-time suggestions of the terrain via the handlebars and through the pitch and roll of the personalized platform.”
The expertise was constructed utilizing Unreal Engine and makes use of “a mixture of headcam and drone footage from Lower Media’s smash hit movie The Ridge, which was scanned as photogrammetry to create preliminary geometry, leading to a never-before-seen VR encounter.”
“By tightly integrating the Santa Cruz bike with the movement platform in Unreal Engine, we’ve created an exhilarating, world-first VR mountain bike expertise,” stated Neil Evely, Head of New Enterprise at REWIND. “It actually places you within the saddle, letting you expertise these routes first hand.”
Danny MacAskill’s VR Trip Out is accessible on the Trip Out bike retailer in Amsterdam now.
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