The first Volumetric Capture Studio in Finland to be built in CIVIT
CIVIT has recently received funding from Tampere University and Academy of Finland (FIRI-funding for MAGICS). This funding helps us in our next, very exciting investment: we will be building the first Volumetric Video Capture Studio in Finland.
Volumetric capture technology converts a person, object, or a scene into a 3D model, which can be reproduced as a high-quality image from any viewpoint. Volumetric video technology allows the capture of a moving object as a 3D model sequence to be viewed from any viewpoint creating a spectacular immersive viewing experience.
With the recent funding, we will extend our services toward remote presence and remote operation applications. The volumetric studio will help to reach these goals by allowing actor’s performance capture and ultra-realistic remote presence visualization for low-latency presence applications, enabling more wider support for state-of-the-art research.
We invite our colleagues and professionals from the industry to contact us, if you are interested in our Volumetric Video Capture Studio investment to let us know your interests. We will set up an advisory group around the investment, where feedback, advice and ideas will be collected from researchers and industry professionals working in the fields of VR/AR/MR/XR, game design and gaming, animation, remote education, remote presence and collaboration, etc.
Contact us now, if you are interested in giving your contribution to building the first Volumetric Capture Studio in Finland!
The Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee at the Academy of Finland has granted 20 million euros in the FIRI call for projects that will contribute to the efficient use of research infrastructures. The MAGICS consortium, led by Aalto University, is one of the projects that received the FIRI-funding. MAGICS is a joint effort of three Finnish universities (Aalto University, University of Arts Helsinki and Tampere University) to form a network of infrastructures to accelerate research into the virtualization of humans and their surroundings, specifically applied to immersive and naturalistic remote presence.
MAGICS is both a physical and virtual infrastructure distributed to different campuses: every consortium member hosts one or more physical MAGICS nodes on their campuses. In Tampere University, the nodes are hosted by CIVIT (Centre for Immersive Visual Technologies) at Hervanta Campus and TAUCHI (Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction) at the City Center Campus.