holographic whale

Creating 3D content for the VX1 using Blender

Magic Leap raises billions using CGI

Some times the world of venture capital just blows us away… Nearly seven years after its founding and after receiving a ridiculous $2.3 billion in reported VC funds, Magic Leap, the augmented reality headset developer that operated largely in stealth mode, released their first product, the “Magic Leap One” late 2018…

Imagine what we could create with $2.3 billion… That’s 2.3 BILLION DOLLARS! US DOLLARS! Or just imagine what we could create with one hundredth of that and then gave the rest to some of the incredible charities that support for more needy around the world…

Well, Magic Leap initially grabbed attention with a CGI whale. A very large whale jumping out of the floor in a gymnasium full of astonished kids. Of course, it was all quite fake as the children were reacting to a Mixed Reality object even though they weren’t wearing Magic Leap Ones – or any headset. Everyone was sucked in until the news appeared later that some of the demos had been completely faked (obvious to some).

Recreating the Magic Leap “whale jump” scene for the Voxon VX1

So, we re-created the Magic Leap “whale jump” scene for the Voxon VX1 using Blender 2.9 Fluid Simulation. We then added some overly melodramatic music and a big splash sound for dramatic effect. The result is a true 3D volumetric animation that can be seen from any direction without glasses or headgear. So, not quite gymnasium size, but actually real!

Voxon Photonics is actively seeking investment and strategic partnerships, so pass this on to your rich venture capital friends 🙂

Using Blender to create 3D content

For a little more Blender fun, we then decided to create some dancing animations that dance in-time with the music…

We first used moises.ai to procedurally separate an audio track into its constituent parts. The resulting audio files were then converted to control envelopes and assigned to different parts of the character rigs. We then played the animations on a VX1 Volumetric Display. Riley Spencer, a visiting Student from Flinders University offered to make a guest appearance. Thanks Riley…

In summary, using Blender can be a quick and easy was to create engaging content for the Voxon VX1 volumetric display.

You can also see our previous blog here: Volumetric Display Add-on for Blender which has really got the creative world talking…

If you would like to know more about Voxon’s technology or some of the many ways to create or use 3D content for the VX1, please feel free to email us your query. No question is ever a stupid question 🙂

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