This week's episode features a great follow-up interview with Idealens, makers of a new mobile HMD that features positional tracking. Following this, we have a joint interview with SMI and Nvidia talking about their latest research and demonstration of foveated rendering. Really cool stuff showcased at SIGGRAPH 2016!
Finally, we've got more updates for Immersed 2016 taking placing October 16-18, 2016 at the Ontario Science Centre. This is going to be ambitious!
In a previous episode of Neil's Messy Basement, we interviewed Jose Luis Navarro, CEO of inMediaStudio. Jose revealed work being done with RTVE.es, the Spanish public radio and television corporation to recreate the Olympic training regimen in virtual reality form.
To make this innovative work possible, the inMediaStudio team used techniques like photogrammetry, 3D scanning, 360 degree video and sound, and much more. The experience works on all major platforms including Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift CV1, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, and more.
One of the unique features is VR Analytics whereby details are learned about where people are looking in the experience so the content makers can learn more about making effective VR experiences in the future.
In its third year of operation, Immersed 2016 takes place October 16-18 at the Ontario Science Centre. While Immersed will continue as an industry conference for entrepreneurs and professionals working in the immersive space, we are also doing something incredibly ambitious to directly appeal to future customers of virtual reality technology and content at a separate venue in the Science Centre.