CULVER CITY, CA – Virtual-reality software developer Nurulize showcased its RISE Oculus DK2 tech demo at GDC 2015 in San Francisco.
RISE is a fully immersive virtual-reality experience that tells the story of a robot uprising, from the perspective of a sentient robot agitator who’s been captured. The level of detail in the RISE demo is unprecedented. (Check out the video of the real-time 4K segment running in the Unreal Engine 4 at http://bit.ly/RISEVR.)
RISE explores the confluence of VR and science-fiction cinema. The demo centers around a scene taken from Director David Karlak’s short film “RISE” (http://bit.ly/RISEKICKSTARTER
The creative team is led by VFX industry veteran Scott Metzger, who has pioneered a unique, time-intensive approach to bring these CG assets to a real-time environment. Starting with the environment captured with FARO Lidar scans, HDR photography, and the XXArray character captures, they then used these enormous data sets to reconstruct the scene in its entirety.
The results in this brand new demo are astonishing and introduce a number of technical milestones, including:
• Real-time display of VFX assets
• Dynamic physical camera simulation for accurate depth of field
• A full 16-bit float scene for dynamic, accurate exposure adjustment
Philip Lunn, CEO of Nurulize, says: “All of this technical work and the immense level of detail that we’ve added to the scene and characters in particular, create this truly amazing look that will just blow people away. The RISE VR experience is just one of the ways we are experimenting with this exciting technology as we work to build experiences and software solutions that will shape the way we interact and consume media in the future.”