pro360

May 30, 2024
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Disguise’s new integration with SaaS platform Volinga.ai enables filmmakers and virtual production specialists to generate 3D environments in minutes.

Users can now capture real-world 2D content with their phones, upload the footage to Volinga’s AI Platform, and, through Disguise’s RenderStream™ bi-directional protocol, translate it into immersive virtual scenes that anyone on set can interact with.

It’s now faster and easier than ever to recreate environments shot on location using a virtual production volume.

Users can simply upload their phone footage via the Volinga RenderStream™ plugin, and modify the weather, or atmosphere of a scene – without having to recreate it in 3D from scratch.

Scenes can easily be run in real-time with little optimisation needed, cutting down on lengthy pre-production work.

This workflow uses NeRFs, a transformative AI technology that enables the capture and representation of 3D scenes from 2D images.
Offering a pipeline for 3D content generation, the company says it overcomes common bottlenecks in VFX and virtual production workflows, such as extensive 3D asset creation and complex photogrammetry.

The Volinga Suite end-to-end pipeline is also the only solution that allows efficient, fast creation of 3D environments with the full parallax effect.

Because of this, the company says DPs can move the camera freely on a virtual production set, without any restrictions.

Fernando Rivas-Manzaneque, co-founder, Volinga, said: “With this new integration, disguise and Volinga users can easily create and navigate 3D environments for virtual production, dramatically reducing the time and effort required in creating 3D environments.

“This signifies a massive step-change in virtual production capabilities.”

Peter Kirkup, Solutions Director, disguise, said: “By providing native support for 3D generative AI in disguise, we will ease the process of capturing, manipulating, and visualising 3D environments, bringing techniques previously exclusive to high-budget productions to mid and lower-budget productions.

“This will drive the adoption of digital twin creation and democratise virtual production for all.”