A unique feature of the interface is that it is a curved dashboard. This was made possible by the PopcornFX “attribute sampler system”, which allows the application of curves that modify particles’ positions, thus enabling the individual management of the distortion of each effect. This interface was made of several FX, which are very easy to manipulate and customize.
During the experience, users could get their real-time position on the FX representation of the map in the 3D environment.
In addition, they could interact with sliders created in FX, allowing them to modify colors, their saturation, the size of the brush with which they could paint the bust; or play with the rotation and scale sliders to transform the bust.
For this VR demo, the focus was also on interactivity and streamlining the experience. PopcornFX was just the right solution for real-time VFX production, with its strongest attributes in effects optimization, customization and interaction, empowering the real-time technology pipeline.
During the demo, the capture of the bust was also reproduced as a hologram. This hologram of particles was built up gradually, giving the impression that the different parts were appearing in line with the photographs taken.
Environmental effects, such as ambient dust and dashboard dust, with which it was possible to interact in real-time, were also used to create the atmosphere of the experiment, as well as a scanner effect to visualize the first step of the demo when capturing the bust of the user.
This brand new partnership and this VR demo: “Experience – Advanced Creative Productivity”, developed in just a few weeks for MIGS 2017, was a success for CDRIN, Persistant Studios / PopcornFX and Vicon.