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Google Experiments With Light Fields For Improved VR Presence

6 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google has started to experiment with light field technology with the hope of making virtual reality more life-like. As while VR is a field that has grown massively of late, and one that is now capable of offering some impressively immersive experiences, to the trained eye - literally - there are some areas where the experience remains an unnatural one. Light is a good example here as while creating a world that replicates the real world is one thing, taking account of the way light has a tendency to bounce and reflect off everything - and the way the eye interprets that bouncing - is a...
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Google built a rotating rig of GoPros to capture more realistic VR images

Google built a rotating rig of GoPros to capture more realistic VR images

6 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Google has begun experimenting with using light field photography to capture more realistic virtual reality scenes, the company announced in a blog post today. A new demo app was also released that will be available on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets to show off what the company's VR team has captured.
Light field photography was made popular by futuristic camera company Lytro. Instead of only capturing the light that comes straight in through a camera's lens, light field photography is where you capture all the rays of light from a scene, as well as...
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