From broadcast sets to simulation environments to the latest collaborative virtual reality (VR) experiences, the Planar® Reality Solutions™ provides a full solution for experiences of stunning realism.
Utilizing the latest LED video wall and floor technologies with motion capture sensors and cutting-edge software, Planar® Reality Solutions™ creates immersive environments for real-time exploration of 3D models in the physical space. This dynamic solution brings content to life for a wide range of applications including studios, visualization of volumetric data for analysis or exploring virtual worlds for collaborative game play.
The highly-customized system starts with your choice of Planar® LED video wall and flooring, an OptiTrack® precision motion capture system, a tracking rocker camera and corresponding service and support to assemble the hardware configuration. This set-up is accompanied by a suite of software and services for 3D simulation, spatial positioning and tracking, multi-channel 3D suture system and PBR real-time rendering. Custom 3D model and content development is also available upon request.
Traditional stitching or alignment of LED displays into multi-display configurations may align the image and choreograph content across the display surfaces, but it does not alter the content for perspective. This can cause 3D objects to appear warped, twisted, stretched or flat. Planar’s unique 3D Suture technology, developed by Dahooo, a Planar company, includes special positioning to display content with spatial perspective effects. When combined with high quality 3D models, the scene does not appear digital to the viewer, but real. Viewers think they are seeing 250 feet or 400 kilometers into the distance, instead of at a set made up of LED video walls in close proximity.
Without the traditional downsides to green screen technology, Planar Reality Solutions is both superior and flexible. The camera location or actor in the scene can be sensed to provide unique views and visual clues to the person on-set. There are no wardrobe color limitations, and it is incredible accurate even around objects, furnishings and props. With this new approach, one set can be used for multiple shows for better cost-efficiency and flexibility.
Multiple spokespeople, players or users can take part in shared experiences by interacting with content in a scene at the same time. Using a head mounted device (HMD), scenes can transform into an accessible and compelling crowd viewing experience—perfect for eSports, architectural visualizations, education and other multi-player experiences. Additionally, Planar offers 3D model development services to bring skeletal animation in virtual environments to life. This allows augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and 3D stereographic views of an experience.