Virtual reality (VR) software specialist Nurulize has announced two new tools for helping create immersive content, Atom View and Nu Design with the aim of enabling super-fast cinematic quality display and collaborative environment editing within virtual environments.
Atom View is the core tool for filmmakers, 3D artists and photographers as an agnostic standalone application able to accept captured data from leading volumetric cameras, offline graphics renderers, 360 lidar and more. The software converts data into real-time VR content that users can edit, colour, import, and prepare data for export.
The tool has already been utilized on several VR projects, including an upcoming Ridley Scott-produced Alien project directed by David Karlak, as well as Tribeca Storyscapes’ award-winning Marshmallow Laser Feast artist collective.
Scott Metzger, Chief Technology Officer; Co-founder at Nurulize, said in a statement: “When it comes to replicating reality in VR, and creating something that’s filled with detail, Atom View is the answer. It takes things above and beyond what VR content creators are currently limited to in terms of polycount and frame rate, in a fraction of the time. It’s the first step for a Photoshop or Final Cut Pro for virtual reality.”
While Nu Design is a customisable, freeform space, in which multiple users can collaboratively, assess, and mark up 3D environments powered by Atom View. It’ll allow directors, production heads, and producers to rapidly iterate and sketch out
shots for pre-production and pre-visualization.
Currently Atom View and Nu Design are both in closed beta with a commercial released expected later this year. Nurulize has also said it’s working on an augmented reality (AR) compatible versions.
Back in 2015 Nurulize secured $2 million USD to help fund its software development, then in May this year the company won Nvidia’s VR Content Showcase competition, taking home the grand prize of $15,000 in cash plus three NVIDIA Quadro P6000 GPUs.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Nurulize, reporting back with any further developments.