Organic Motion Launches RealityCapture Live with Full 3D VR Capabilities for Broadcast and Internet Media
TechCrunch Disrupt, San Francisco, Monday Sept. 21, 2015 – Today Organic Motion unveiled the new RealityCapture Live, the world’s first real-time Virtual Reality (VR) content creation studio. The company is offering a limited number of RealityCapture LIVE Development Kits for a discounted price of $995, which can be requested at: www.organicmotion.com/devkit. Organic Motion will be showcasing RealityCapture Live at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Sept. 21-23, in the Startup Alley VR Pavilion.
Based on the company’s breakthrough markerless motion capture technology, RealityCapture Live allows people to directly create 3D virtual world assets without the need to scan, model, or character rig. Whatever appears on the RealityCapture Live stage can be streamed or recorded for later re-broadcast and retrieval, making it ideal for broadcast and internet-based interactive opportunities, including blogs, gaming and entertainment to create content compatible with the new VR paradigm.
“We are excited to solve one of the biggest issues VR faces today: how to generate rapid 3D content in ways that are compatible with traditional TV, Web & Film content creation pipelines.” said Andrew Tschesnok, CEO of OM. “Think of it as a 3D green screen setup, except there is no green screen and the assets are live in full view-point-independent 3D.”
Video: RealityCapture Live Demo
RealityCapture Live works as a real-time 3D scanner which captures both actors and props on a stage, and immediately streams the content over the Internet into VR worlds. Instead of controlling avatars or virtual characters, the system provides full 3D geometry of subjects, with complete volume and facial scans. This gives broadcast reporters, weathermen, commentators, bloggers and actors the ability to broadcast live to millions of people wearing HMDs like the Oculus Rift.
RealityCapture Live is built on top of the company’s OpenStage system, which powers interactive installations and animation studios worldwide. Shipping in Q1 2016, new dev kit includes 14 HD USB3 Cameras with full image processing capabilities. The system requires bandwidth capabilities similar to HD video streaming, which will allows for massive scalability of the architecture from peer to peer broadcasts, to massive VR scenarios like concerts or sports performances. Existing OpenStage customers with active service contracts will be able to install RealityCapture Live with a free software upgrade.
For more information about RealityCapture Live, visit www.organicmotion.com
About Organic Motion
Organic Motion is the leading developer of accurate, professional, markerless motion capture systems for game development, animation, life sciences, and military training and simulation. Motion capture is changing and we are leading the way. Systems that require special suits and markers are being displaced by advanced markerless technology that can capture natural, unencumbered motion.