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For the VR/AR Association's next San Francisco chapter event, we'll dive into lightfields. Join us on September 13 for an evening of networking, food and illuminating discussion.
We'll examine the future outlook, as well as work being done today for volumetric photo capture in interior spaces like real estate.
What's a lightfield, you ask?
Several technologies are required for VR's holy grail: the fabled holodeck. We already have graphical VR experiences that let us move throughout volumentric spaces, such as video games. And we have photorealistic media that lets us look around a 360 plane from a fixed position (a.k.a. head tracking).
But what about the best of both worlds?
We're talking volumetric spaces in which you can move around, but are also photorealistic. In addition to things like positional tracking and lots of processing horsepower, the heart of this vision is lightfields. They define how photons hit our eyes and render what we see.
Because it's a challenge to capture photorealistic imagery from every possible angle in a given space -- as our eyes do in real reality -- the art of lightfields in VR involves extrapolating many vantage points, once a fixed point is captured. And that requires clever algorithms, processing, and whole lot of data.
Join us on September 13 to learn more about this key lynchpin in VR's future
Please note that this is the rescheduled occurrence of our June event of the same name. Registrants for June's event will be admitted free. Please respond to this email for a comp code. VRARA members also get in free, as always (choose "member" option at checkout).
Learn more about the VR/AR Association, San Francisco Chapter here.