“Blend” Tool Makes it Possible to Use Volumetric Video Characters for Populating Virtual Backgrounds and Character Creation; All HoloSuite Users Will Have Access to the Beta
Today, volumetric video pioneer Arcturus releases several updates for its industry-leading HoloSuite platform, including a new beta feature developed to connect volumetric video clips, and seamlessly blend them together. With this ability, content creators can populate full virtual production scenes with real people, build live-action branching narratives with no gaps and offer original experiences for the metaverse using people instead of CG avatars.
“Volumetric video isn’t just offering content creators new ways to do old things better; with the right tools, it offers possibilities that simply weren’t there before,” said Kamal Mistry, CEO of Arcturus. “Our new tools will open up a huge range of potential uses across multiple industries, and soon we will begin to see content unlike anything that’s ever been seen before.”
The HoloSuite update sees the eagerly anticipated “Blend” tool released in beta for the first time. With Blend, HoloSuite users can take a volumetric video clip featuring a live-action performance, and connect that clip to other related clips, creating an imperceptible transition from one segment to another. Artists can also use Blend to loop the end of a clip back to its start, creating a recording of a photorealistic subject moving and interacting that continually repeats.