Viking Combat Brought To Life In New VR Experience Using Volumetric Capture

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Volumetric seize is one promising avenue for creating photorealistic VR. It’s a course of during which loads of cameras seize an actor’s efficiency from a variety of angles. The outcomes are then stitched collectively to recreate the efficiency as a 3D asset. Up to now we’ve seen the approach used cautiously in apps like Blade Runner: Reminiscence Lab. With Digital Viking – The Ambush, although, volumetric seize will get bloody.

This new VR expertise shall be occurring show tomorrow at The Viking Planet Centre in Oslo, Norway. It’s an 11 minute and 30-second story seen on motion-platform chairs. In it, viewers come face-to-face with a crew of Vikings on Norway’s west coast (additionally authentically recreated utilizing photogrammetry).

A complete of 30 actors had been concerned within the manufacturing, which was shot at Hammerhead’s volumetric seize studio in London. Created in partnership with Hammerhead, The Viking Planet, and the Ridley Scott Inventive Group’s RSA Movies, the piece was produced over the previous 18 months and is sort of completely different to something recorded with volumetric seize earlier than.

You end up sitting round a campfire, listening to tales from a Viking elder named Skald. As he recounts tales you’re transported again in time, becoming a member of a crew on a ship. Because the piece’s title suggests, an ambush rapidly breaks out and the crew discover themselves combating for his or her lives.

“The Digital Viking – The Ambush’ challenge is a terrific instance of the sort of immersive expertise that challenges the way forward for storytelling,” Ridley Scott Inventive Group CEO, Luke Scott mentioned in a ready assertion. “It’s one factor to be a passive viewers, it’s fairly one other to be on the coronary heart of the motion.”

Final week throughout our E3 VR Showcase Hammerhead additionally revealed it was engaged on a continuation of the psychological horror sequence, Abe.

Tagged with: photogrammetry, Digital Viking, Volumetric Seize

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