IKINEMA Brings Live Animation Innovations for VR/MR to SIGGRAPH

Farnham, UK-based IKINEMA (www.ikinema.com) will be attending this years’ SIGGRAPH 2018 Conference in Vancouver, BC, to show off their quality real-time animation solutions for natural character motion and whole-body immersion. The tech will be showcased by notable clients and technology partners during live sessions and discussions. Attendees will discover new approaches for whole body motion capture, as well as innovative live character performance techniques used in virtual production, virtual reality, and mixed reality pipelines.
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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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GREE VR Studio To Launch Virtual YouTube Channel Using IKinema Technology

Earlier this year real-time animation specialist IKinema announced the launch of its new motion capture solution Orion. Today, Japanese media broadcaster and games publisher Gree Inc. and its subsidiary Gree VR Studio have announced the implementation of Orion to launch a new virtual YouTube hosting channel.
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