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First volumetric video shoot by our partner Fraunhofer HHI at Volucap studio

Ubisoft is proud to announce that we have open sourced VRtist, our virtual reality tool for storytelling. We believe this will help our collaboration with our partners on “INVICTUS”, a collaborative research project funded from the European Union’s “Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation” program. A series of videos presenting VRtist  features is available here.

First volumetric video shoot by our partner Fraunhofer HHI at Volucap studio

On 16th April 2021, the Fraunhofer HHI team performed the 1st test shoot in the Volucap studio in Potsdam-Babelsberg. The objective of this shoot was to create test data for the research tasks in the project. We gratefully thank our two actors Sarah Von Chamier and Johnny Mondillo for their performance. Both were asked to act in various means, such as, facial expressions, body movements, but also dialogues. A total amount of 45 TB of raw data has been acquired. Based on these data, the consortium will further research and develop new algorithms to make volumetric video interactive.

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Invictus is launched

We are proud to announce the launch of the “INVICTUS” collaborative research project that will receive funding from the European Union’s “Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation” program.

The “INVICTUS” project aims at delivering innovative authoring tools for the creation of a new generation of high-fidelity avatars and the integration of these avatars in narratives using novel collaborative VR authoring tools.

The project will be a collaboration with Ubisoft Film & Television Paris, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, InterDigital Inc., Université de Rennes 1, and Volograms.