It is estimated that there could be 40 million VR headsets on the market by 2020. However, the content problem remains. What should users do with a VR set?
Originally intended as a gaming device, the VR set has evolved into an amazing technology that is used in several industries. There are several studios that produce virtual reality movies, and now we are seeing incredible integration with VR tools.
Users now use chopsticks and body accessories that translate into VR tools and objects. Let’s take a look at what they do to you.
In this video, legendary animator Glen Keane uses a magic wand to draw 3D animations in VR. His animation skills actually work in the family. His father was Bill Keane, creator of the family circus.
Glen Keane was the presenter of the monitoring of the classics of Disney such as The Fox and the Dog, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas.
In this video from Future of StoryTelling, you can see how Keane uses virtual reality to draw his incredible characters in 3D space. He can move around his life-size characters to add depth and shadow. The results are amazing.
Devices like the Tilt Brush allow users to draw like Keane. In fact, Tilt Brush has already been acquired by Google as part of its VR research and development. See how the team has already created great images and take a look at the brushes currently in development.
Star Wars: Rogue One Pre-Production & Games
The geniuses of industrial light and magic have always been at the forefront of new technologies. The company already has a whole department dedicated to virtual reality. Originally, the team worked on interactive games and attractions for theme parks. Now they have also begun to use the technology for film production.
For the next anthology film, Star Wars: Rogue One, the VR department has created a fully interactive digital package. Director Gareth Edwards was able to wear virtual reality glasses and literally walk on the set before the practical set was built. With a magic wand, he could move fixed parts such as buildings or trees, and also plan camera angles and movements.
VR would certainly become a pre-production tool in the future. Take a look inside the VR lab in ILM with this video from the Verge.
VR Video Editing
Dashwood 360VR Toolbox provides users with 360-degree real-time VR monitoring while editing in Premiere pro CC, After Effects CC, Motion 5, and Final Cut pro X.
With an Oculus Rift, users can predict their 360-degree videos in real time. This allows the user to find all the imperfections in their video and apply filters such as blur, sharpness, glow and noise reduction.
Take a look at the software in this beta launch video.
With body Accessories
The Tested team visited Artanim to take a look at their true virtuality. What makes this different from standard VR games is the inclusion of multiple users who can move around a large body space.
In this space, users can move freely and interact with body objects that are being tracked. These objects correspond to the VR accessories you can use. Hold a wand-you can bodily pass an accessory, such as a torch. You can even use the magic wand as a flashlight to brighten up areas of the VR world.