Technology

VRtist 

VRtist is Virtual Reality tool for storytelling created by Ubisoft.

The software has been open sourced to promote collaboration, to allow more people to work with VRtist and participate to its improving and development. VRtist is running within the Unity game engine and can be linked to Blender.

Directors as well as artists can setup a 3D scene and be immersed into the virtual world, allowing them to have a better understanding of the 3D scene.

A series of videos presenting VRtist features is available on YouTube here and the software is available here GitHub.

The main VRtist features are

Set dressing

Import 3D objects and compose the virtual set

Camera placement

Be able to naturally move around and find the best camera angles.

Animation

Use the record mode or key frames to create animation. The 3D motion paths are visible and can be edited very intuitively.

Live Sync

Export the final scene to 3D DCC (live synch with Blender).

Lighting

Use gradient sky or fine-tune the lighting using lights (directional, point and cone). Setup the shadows.

Advanced Camera

Advanced camera setting with the physical attributes including depth of field.

Nonlinear Editing

Nonlinear editing using multi-camera footages.