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Will 2024 be the year of augmented reality?

๐ŸŒ Pixotope Fly, Metaverse Playbook, Ahsoka's VAD

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Welcome to 2024 - and another edition of VP Land ๐ŸŒ

Hope you had a great holiday and New Year.

And welcome to the public domain, Steamboat Willie (along with Peter Pan, Tigger, and all these works).

Alright, letโ€™s jump into it!


Augmented Reality

With Appleโ€™s Vision Pro coming out in a matter of months, 2024 is going to be a big year for AR, VR, XR and maybe some new Rs.

Hereโ€™s whatโ€™s been on our radar over the last month or so in AR:

๐Ÿš Pixotope released Pixotope Fly, a new camera tracking software solution that enables markerless tracking for drones and cable cameras, enabling live productions to use dynamic, real-time aerial graphics.

๐Ÿˆ Girraphic launches its AR tabletop sports analysis tool on Thursday Night Football on Amazon (video in action)

๐Ÿ“š Irena Cronin and Robert Scoble, who wrote the 2020 AR guidebook The Infinite Retina, are coming out with a new book, The Immersive Metaverse Playbook for Business Leaders. 

๐ŸŽพ TVTech has an overview of broadcasters that are testing out different versions of bringing live sports to VR.

๐Ÿ‘“ LetinAR to showcase AR smartglasses at CES in Vegas

๐ŸŒ… Microsoft to phase out Windows Mixed Reality

๐ŸŽฑ Gamifying broadcasts by capturing audience's attention

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Apple Maps collects data to enhance its AR location accuracy

๐Ÿฅฝ Kenyan virtual reality firm, BlackRhino VR, unveils a no-code augmented reality platform designed for content creators

๐Ÿ Zero Density predicts 2024 will be the year for immersive sports broadcasting experiences through virtual production


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Virtual Art Department & Unreal

๐Ÿณ Narwhal Studios posted a breakdown and case study about their VAD work on Ahsoka

๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ 3D artist Ambroลผy Farski has released a Dynamic Time Of Day tool that allows you to set up and customize day and night cycles in Unreal Engine 5.

๐Ÿ’ฌ 30 minute interview on The VFX Process with DP Arthur Baum sharing his experience shifting to working in Unreal Engine.

๐Ÿš’ Investment firm a16z has an essay on what the next-gen of game engines might look like.


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New Research Papers

๐Ÿ‘ฏ DynamiCrafter: Animate open-domain images using video diffusion priors

๐ŸŽฆ VideoCrafter1: Generate high-quality videos with open diffusion models

๐ŸŒƒ FreeNoise: Enhance generative capabilities of video diffusion models while preserving content consistency by noise rescheduling

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๐ŸงŠ Splatter Image: Fast monocular 3D object reconstruction at 38 FPS

๐ŸŒŒ The Chosen One: Consistent depiction of the same character in text-to-image diffusion models

๐ŸŒ  VideoPoet: LLM capable of handling a diverse range of video generation tasks

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