3D Video Streaming & Social VR Prototype Revealed for Oculus Rift

/ 2 years ago

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Convrge Team have created their first prototype for Oculus Rift and while it is incredibly rough around the edges, it does show some interesting features that can be squeezed out of off-the-shelf components such as the Oculus Rift headset and a Microsoft Kinect (old model).

The technology is very rough around the edges, but it shows how one person could view a real time 3D video or avatar of another user, which could offer some unique interactions for long distance communications.

The team said they’re working hard to really bring their demo up to a higher standard, this is just their teaser which was running on Oculus DK2, an old Kinect V1, two laptops and little else. The demo ran in real-time and is obviously very buggy, but if this is what they can do with a now dated 3D camera technology, there is certainly some promise here.

The team will be running another demo in the near future using better cameras, improved software and dedicated desktop rigs, where we can expect improved functionality. Of course this only works one way at the moment as the other user isn’t wearing a DK2 headset. This could off a unique way of watching someone given a presentation or demonstration, long distance communications and more.

Thank you Convrge for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Convrge.


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