Thanks to VR previs, show producers were able to visualize the show in 3D virtual reality before arriving onsite. VR is currently a beta feature in disguise’s 14.3 software release. Laura Frank, Screens Producer for Luminous FX, had seen the VR technology demo’d at Prolight + Sound last spring and knew it would be the best way to bring the vision to life for the Nike team ahead of the launch.
“It was a 360º event with the audience standing and looking at a very unique screen environment with very large format, moving screens,” explained Laura. “We spent four days at Nike headquarters near Portland, Oregon taking everyone through the event with VR previs and making sure everyone was confident before we moved to the site.”
For the Nike NBA event, “I built a normal show file with all the screen movements,” she says. “On the same laptop I ran VIVE VR software for the headsets we wore. disguise recognised that VIVE was running and established VR parameters within the show file. I used one of the wand tools to navigate around the space virtually as if we were inside a 3D model.”
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