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Vicon’s Origin hardware suite is designed for location-based VR

August 12, 2018 / DEAN TAKAHASHI
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Motion capture company Vicon unveiled its Origin line of location-based virtual reality hardware at the computer graphics conference SIGGRAPH in Vancouver. The product suite includes cameras, trackers, and a wireless relay transmitter along with software that is compatible with popular game engines like Unity and Unreal Engine. Vicon has partnered with Dreamscape Immersive, which specializes in full-roam VR experiences like Alien Zoo, as well as Bandai Namco, on its four-player multiplayer game Dragon Quest VR. Epic Games also used its motion-capture technology to create the realistic Siren demo. The new Origin line includes its Viper cameras, which are 2.2 megapixel and can run up to 240 frames per second. Vicon’s VFX product manager Tim Doubleday noted that the team decided to take the strobe off the camera and use LED instead. This enables the camera to tolerate a lot more light in its environment.