Anime ‘virtual YouTube hosts’ are a thing, and Gree’s using VR to make them

If you haven’t heard of “virtual YouTubers” or VTubers, you’re not alone: the recent Japanese trend turns human actors into cartoony virtual characters for YouTube videos. Now Japanese gaming and media company Gree is leveraging VR hardware and IKinema software to recruit people who might become YouTube’s next big personalities.
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Out-Think. Out-Fight. Be Outright Victorious. Archiact Are Bringing Evasion To PlayStation VR & The PlayStation AIM Controller

Bullet hell comes to the PSVR as well as PC later this year. Watch the new trailer here.

When Archiact announced their next virtual reality (VR) project back in October 2017 you would have been forgiven for responding with a knowing nod and a slight roll of the eyes. “With Evasion, the team is using everything we’ve learned and weaving our experience into a truly genre­-defining AAA title.” Said the press release at the time. “With innovative locomotive movement and intense bullet hell gameplay, we’re convinced Evasion will prove a stand­out VR experience and we can’t wait gamers to play for themselves.”
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Mogura Began domestic sales of “Orion” motion capture system which can also be used for VTuber

IKinema partners with Mogura Co., Ltd to begin domestic sales in Japan

Mogura Co., Ltd. will begin domestic sales of Orion, a motion capture system developed by IKinema, UK (IKinema) in the UK. By using HTC Vive and its VR environment, Orion is distinguished from the motion capture system which requires a large-scale system so far, and is a motion capture system which realized overwhelming low cost and high quality at the same time is.
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Exclusive Interview: How IKinema RunTime is helping Archiact transform Evasion VR to full-blown AAA

To develop a VR game from scratch which exudes both immersive bullet hell intensity and cinematic quality – to grab the gaming worlds’ attention and ricochet to triple-A proportions is kudos well earned for Vancouver studio, Archiact. Armed with our cutting-edge RunTime middleware from the games’ beginnings, Evasion is the result of superb technical skill and creative prowess – it’s without doubt, VR passion runs through this studios’ veins to launch their exhilarating sci-fi FPS VR genre to the world.

Duo tech IKinema Orion + LiveAction: Alice, The Virtual Reality Play goes global

2017 has seen DV Mobile globe-trotting the world, immersing and surprising festival audiences with their Alice, The Virtual Reality Play in the beautiful cities Paris, Venice, Montreal, New York, Geneva, Paris again – wrapping up their whirlwind tour at the Dubai Film Festival – only to kick it off again at Virtuality Paris 2018! This amazing team are relentless and we’re proud that IKinema’s powerful real-time tech, Orion motion capture solution and LiveAction virtual production software have made it a seamless virtual experience 

How Orion is helping NASA’s Hybrid Reality Lab explore our universe

To deliver extremely realistic and accurate real world movements and interactions in the virtual world for the future of highly immersive astronaut training is the mission of NASA’s Hybrid Reality Lab team – and they’re achieving this with the help of Orion, our cutting-edge real-time motion capture and full body solving solution – advancing new ways and techniques for their virtual reality research and explorations in space

IKinema Helps Galvanise Future of VR and Game Creation at G3 Conference

We were honoured to take up the positions of Keynote Speaker for Motion Capture, VR and Games Panel expert, and showcase Orion – our high-end motion capture solution, in combination with LiveAction our full-body performance capture software on it’s utilisation by leading production houses for realtime virtual performances and VR experiences.

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