Improving the Holoportation with a cloud based solution!

In VRTogether the users are holoported inside a three-dimensional scenario, and they can remotely participate in a social virtual experience. The technology used to represent them is called Volumetric Video, and thanks to the most advanced real time compression and transmission systems, it is possible to transmit, over the internet, this novel video representation. However, [...]
Figure 1. The virtual dome for demo presentation

Exploitation activities from VRTogether awarded at ACM IMX 2020

VRTogether project partner CWI participated in the 2020 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences (ACM IMX 2020), held virtually from June 17-19, 2020. On the first day of the conference, CWI’s team presented the social VR clinic, one of the VRTogether exploitation activities targeting the healthcare domain. The demo is entitled “A Social VR [...]

1st VRTogether Joint Business Clinic

On 9th July 2020, VRTogether is organising a Joint Business Clinic in Barcelona. The workshop will focus on preparing the future exploitation of the VRTogether results and identifying potential roads for commercialisation. We are happy to welcome potential end-users of the VRTogether project results, external partners interested in the VR market, business experts as well as project [...]

Social VR for remote scientific events? VRTogether co-organizes a CHI2020 Workshop on Social VR in Mozilla Hubs during COVID-19

Jie Li and Pablo Cesar, from the Distributed Interactive Systems group (DIS) at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), have successfully organized the ACM CHI2020 Social VR Workshop on a social VR platform called Mozilla Hubs. This workshop was co-organized together with David A. Shamma (FXPAL Laboratory), Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy (BBC R&D), Raz Schwartz (Facebook AR/VR), and [...]

3D Character Creation for Interactive VR

The third year of VRTogether is in full swing, and despite the recent pandemic scare our consortium is hard at work creating the technology and content for our third-year pilot. As we have described before, pilot 3 will involve an interactive scenario where users take on an active role trying to solve the mysterious murder [...]

How The Irishman revolutionized VFX

The Irishman is a 2019 film directed and produced by Martin Scorsese. It received 10 nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Visual Effects. Even though 1917 won the latter, The Irishman was awarded as Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature and Outstanding Compositing [...]