Digital Media World covers IKINEMA LiveAction

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 designed a virtual production workflow to use on set that combines its own camera tracking system StarTrackerVFX with live motion capture, a real-time game engine and ray-tracing render software. The resulting system makes it possible to visualise 3D scenes built in a game engine composited with 2D green screen elements, or 3D characters animated with motion capture data, with a high level of accuracy.

TED Talk: Digital Domain Delivers Realtime Digital Human

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Digital human. Virtual character. Virtual assistant. VTuber. Terms fast evolving the mind-set for interactions of the digital age. Communicating with digital replicas of ourselves, loved ones from afar or with virtual assistants will soon become mainstream within our personal and professional lives. However, significant criteria that is required to achieve hyper-realism are the infinite intricacies found within facial and body movements – the non-verbal cues that can make or break believability and engagement between us and ‘them’.

TED Talk 2019: Award winning VFX studio Digital Domain leverages IKINEMA to deliver believable real-time digital human, DigiDoug live onstage 

Digital human. Virtual character. Virtual assistant. VTuber. Terms fast evolving the mind-set for interactions of the digital age. Communicating with digital replicas of ourselves, loved ones from afar or with virtual assistants will soon become mainstream within our personal and professional lives. However, significant criteria that is required to achieve hyper-realism are the infinite intricacies found within facial and body movements – the non-verbal cues that can make or break believability and engagement between us and ‘them’.

IKINEMA LiveAction animates Doug Roble for Digital Domain at TED Talk 2019

LIVE IN REAL-TIME DIGITAL HUMAN MADE DEBUT ON TED STAGE

A Digital Domain press release

Digital Domain Head of Software R&D Doug Roble demonstrated a live virtual version of himself in real time

LOS ANGELES – May 13, 2019 – Digital Domain Head of Software R&D Doug Roble, and for the first time, his virtual avatar DigiDoug, presented a talk at TED2019 on what it takes to create a digital human. DigiDoug is the industry-leading work of the Digital Human Group, a unit within global visual effects studio Digital Domain focused on the creation of digital humans, creatures and characters.

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire uses IKinema full body tracking to ensure users in the experience have a believable and realistic experience

MWM Immersive Brings Live VR Theatre Experience Chained: A Victorian Nightmare To New York

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Just before Christmas last year VRFocus reported on MWM Immersive (VR and AR division of Madison Wells Media) creating a spine-tingling version of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol as a live theatrical virtual reality (VR) experience called Chained: A Victorian Nightmare in Los Angeles. Today, the studio has announced a partnership with real-time body animation specialist IKINEMA, alongside bringing the piece to New York City.

IKINEMA and MWM Immersive bring interactive VR experience, Chained: A Victorian Nightmare to life in New York

FARNHAM, UK, 27 February 2019IKINEMA, the top real-time whole body solving animation specialist, announce today their partnership with MWM Immersive, veterans in VR and AR experiences and producers of Chained: A Victorian Nightmare, the highly acclaimed immersive virtual reality experience. Created by Justin Denton in collaboration with Aaron Sims Creative, and Here Be Dragons, together they bring the bone-chilling adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol to audiences, through the world of VR.

IKINEMA, MWM Immersive Bring ‘Chained: A Victorian Nightmare’ VR to NYC

U.K.-based real-time whole body solving animation specialist IKINEMA has teamed up with the VR/AR veterans at MWM Immersive to help bring their latest virtual reality experience Chained: A Victorian Nightmare to audiences. Created by Justin Denton in collaboration with Aaron Sims Creative and Here Be dragons, the immersive work is a bone-chilling adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
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A round-up of IKINEMA animation projects in games, VR, VFX, and Enterprise

IKINEMA Highlights 2018

We look forward to working with you in 2019

It’s been an explosive year for IKINEMA! We’d like to share some of the groundbreaking projects by talented clients and technology partners, we’re so proud to work with across industry verticals of Games, Virtual YouTubing, Location Based Experiences for VR Theatre, Film, TV Broadcast, Enterprise, Academia and more. We’ve collaborated with like minded teams and individuals who echo our belief of ‘know no limits’ to win awards for SIGGRAPH’s Real-Time Live! show in Vancouver with Kite and Lightning, winning gold in both The Telly Awards and New York Design Awards as well as the Lumiere Award with New Reality Co. for their incredible Tree VR experience. And it was an honour to be a TIGA Games Awards 2018 finalist for Best Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology category.

Alexandre Pechev | IKINEMA CEO: “2018 demonstrated a growing interest in the demand of interactive virtual characters for Entertainment, Training and beyond. Virtual characters and virtual influencers appear to play an even bigger role in our society and we are so pleased that IKINEMA’s quality and reliable solutions answers the growing demand for exceptional realism.”

See how IKINEMA brings VTube characters to life at Real-Time Live!, at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018

Introducing Aya Harper, IKINEMA’s new virtual YouTube idol designed specifically for the Real-Time Live! East meets West in an exciting twist on the traditional animé stylisation to now 3D virtual characters, Aya and Lea. Our cutting-edge LiveAction virtual production technology is set to bring the two virtual characters to life, conversing and interacting – the performance unfolds in front of a live audience!

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