We’ve invested in virtual reality gear for our Motion Capture studio. The kit consists of a pair of goggles worn by the actor, allowing a real time view of the simulated world – including the actor’s own digital representation!
This system makes it easier for actors to get in to character, to act and react on the virtual world. Balancing on a high ledge is rendered more convincingly if the actor can see the landscape spreading out hundreds of meters below her feet. Acting terrified for and battling with a huge monster is easier if you can see the monster and your own sword- and shield.
Today was just a test run and we are really looking forward to seeing what our students manage to produce with this new hardware.