Frank Vitz is THE MAN! From X-Men to modern virtual reality, he has and continues to do it all. Currently the Creative Director for Crytek, Frank talks about their latest demo showcased at FMX 2015 and his fascinating career. Very interesting!
There is a bit of a story here. At GDC 2015, MTBS very much wanted to try out the HTC Vive, but it was an impossibility given the limited number of appointments, timing, etc. I'm on the East Coast, so access is further limited.
The thing is I live and breath this stuff...and believe it or not...Vive even appeared in my dreams. The dream went like this: I was at yet another conference with a crowd of people. Valve was getting set to once again show the HTC Vive and I was being waived in for my demo. The Vive was ready, I was ready, and I said "just give me a moment while I get my camera out". As I was crouching down to get my trusty 3D camcorder, the Valve representative immediately yells "NO!" and takes the Vive away.
I immediately woke up and came to the sad realization that even in my dreams, I'm not allowed to try out the HTC Vive.
As promised, SVVR was a great conference and we managed to get a few interviews before the show was done. Today we got to catch up with Cubicle Ninjas' Josh Farkas who talked about their relaxation virtual reality software and their agency's innovative work.