We were proud to be invited as an Industry Speaker to this year’s The Motion Capture Summit in June where we showed off our Orion and LiveAction software. Co-hosted by MoCap specialists Centroid Studios, The Mocap Vaults, and Faceware Technologies, the event was crammed with demonstrations led by a team of industry veterans and technology specialists, all held under one roof at London’s famous, Shepperton Studios.
Wear your VR headset and get immersed with AltspaceVR and IKinema Orion
Heralded as the social platform to meet and hang-out with your VR friends, AltspaceVR premiere’s their live virtual experience, Broadway Show: Lesli Margherita in VR, which utilises our cutting-edge Orion motion capture VR tech to deliver seamless full-body tracking and realism for the animated Lesli, and enables the viewer a fuller immersive experience!
Draw Me Close Uses VR, Props, And Performance To Evoke Childhood
There is a multitude of scientific studies on how complex memory is. How audio, smell, even taste, can take you back somewhere. That is to say, sensory immersion can help stir recollections and feelings of that past. What better way to immerse yourself and stir up emotions than with an immersive medium like virtual reality?
‘Draw Me Close’ promises to provide a first of its kind immersive experience during its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
Launching on 21 April at Tribeca Film Festival’s Storyscapes, Draw Me Close blurs the worlds of live performance, virtual reality and animation to create a vivid memoir about the relationship between a mother and her son in the wake of her terminal-cancer diagnosis. Weaving theatrical storytelling with cutting-edge technology, the project takes a deceptively simple and humanistic approach to the immersive medium: it allows the audience member to experience life as a five-year-old Jordan, inside a live, animated world.
The Tribeca Film Festival, opening this week in New York, is promoting virtual reality (VR) as never before. And next month the Cannes Film Festival has announced it’s to show its first big VR attraction. So is 2017 the year virtual reality film-makers finally hit the big time?
Many of us are thrown life-changing curve balls at various stages, and you’ll discover in this immersive virtual portrayal, Draw Me Close that Canadian playwright and director, Jordan Tannahill caught his earlier than most. It’s a story many of us will connect with as the effect of Cancer is at the crux of their emotionally driven live theatre rendition – crystallized is the last moment shared between Tannahill’s five-year-old self and his mother before her death.
It’s our third year running as sponsors of the excellent awards, The Rookies – designed as a talent pool for young designers, creators, innovators, and artists to shine the spot light on their projects, receive well earned accolades and prizes, as well as get hands on in internships with well known companies across the industries
One of the most promising early applications for the HTC Vive Tracker we’ve seen is full-body tracking. Using two Vive controllers, the headset, and three Trackers attached to feet and torsos, you can get a pretty accurate representation of where your real body is in the virtual world. It’s great for gaming, but IKinema is looking to take it a step forward with Orion.
Laval Virtual, France | 22-26 March, 2017 | Booth: HTC | Hall 3 | C2
Meet the IKinema Team at Laval Virtual and see Orion in action, plus learn how you can get IKinema Orion software into your next virtual experience