“The future of cinematography”
“Figuring out how to visually show a sense of touch was quite a creative challenge,” said Az Balabanian. “By using Mixed Reality camera tools like LIV, we were able to test shots and ideas on site, and since everything was composited in real time, we were able to tweak camera movements, lighting, and the blocking to get the shot we wanted. It really felt like we were working on the future of cinematography.”
The video features our HaptX Gloves interacting with real VR content that our team created. We showed three experiences: a fire pump panel training scenario, an automobile that emphasizes design applications, and a farm environment that shows the entertainment potential of HaptX Gloves.
If you pay close attention, you can get a glimpse of how HaptX Gloves work. When a hand squeezes the wrench, blue beams indicate the force feedback that’s applied to the fingers. When the hands rest against the grass, you see the 260 tactile actuators between the two gloves apply pressure against the user’s palms and fingertips. When the index finger taps the edge of a star, you see the accuracy of our magnetic motion tracking system that tracks hand movement with sub-millimeter precision.
While this video is only a minute long, we packed it full of content featuring VR experiences we made in-house. Looking ahead, as our customers develop with HaptX Gloves, we hope to show off their amazing work in videos to come.
Big thank you’s to Az Balabanian (Director), Austin Smagalski (Editor), Jonathan Nafarrete (VR Scout Editor and Studio Manager) for making this video possible. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with the latest videos from HaptX.
*The Research VR Podcast recently featured Jake Rubin, HaptX Founder and CEO. Click here to listen to the conversation.