Step into a whole new world
VR is still in its infancy, but will undoubtedly change the world. With VR, you can actively participate in events at locations that either don’t exist or are too dangerous to visit in real life. This alternate reality can be as hallucinogenic as a drug, as informative as a training session, and generate real intensity in a story.
VRBase is a collective of writers, interaction experts, 3D experts, programmers, artists, education experts, and game developers who are collaborating to create a unique centre of expertise for VR productions.
XRBASE: a collaboration between the municipality of Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, EYE Filmmuseum en IDFA Doclab.
Objective: To bridge the gap between real life and virtual reality by helping artists, creatives, and technology experts incorporate VR and AR into the real world.
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Given the confusion surrounding these new technologies, we have included a brief explanation below.
With VR, users find themselves in a world that is entirely detached from physical reality. Virtual reality glasses isolate users from their physical environment and allow them to experience an alternate reality. This virtual world can be extremely realistic thanks to 360-degree video footage of real spaces and real people, which have been reconstructed in detail by computers or a mix of both.
Augmented reality superimposes an image over the real world. Users see things that have been added to their environment, but aren’t there in real life. Unlike VR, users aren’t detached from their physical environment. AR uses phones, tablets, or transparent glasses with integrated cameras that record the environment and respond to movement. A virtual image is then superimposed on a real image, such as a building that no longer exists or one that has yet to be built.
Modern computers are capable of creating extremely realistic three-dimensional spaces. Many of these drawings are interactive, allowing the user to ‘walk through them,’ as it were. Three-dimensional drawings, also known as renderings, lay the foundation for many games, animations, and presentations.
Interactivity means that users can interact with what they see and experience. They can navigate a building, look in a specific direction, or make decisions in a script. The ability to influence a storyline can add complexity to interactive productions.
12 October 2016 VRBase.Amsterdam is now the central hotspot in Europe for Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). VR/AR startups, creatives, developers, freelancers and students will come together to lift VR to the next level.