As the industry continues to integrate augmented reality (AR) into our daily life, there are some areas where the technology is being used for more entertainment focused purposes. AR pioneers ARPorn.com have teamed up with virtual reality (VR) adult entertainment studio BaDoinkVR to create a new AR demo that is being used to showcase some of the capabilities of the technology.
The adult entertainment industry has been one of the main adopters for new AR and VR technology as it continues to find new breakthroughs in bringing immersive entertainment to its users. The latest development from BaDoinkVR and ARPorn.com sees users able to bring the well known adult star Susy Gala into their own home and enjoy a virtual striptease with impressive, lifelike visuals.
The demo can be enjoyed with a head-mounted display (HMD) such as the Microsoft HoloLens, or a compatible smart device that is then used to view a placed AR marker which functions as an anchor point to then start the experience. By using ARJs and WebGL Polyfill stereo rendering, the lifelike experience can be achieved on mobile devices at a stable framerate. The current demo is only being rendered in a 2D sense which means that users can walk around and view Susy Gala dancing from multiple viewpoints but it is ultimately a flat video at this point. The team are looking to build additional demo clips that would use volumetric video to create depth.
“We see augmented reality as a real game changer for the adult entertainment industry. I’m not just talking about typical pornography either, but AR stripteases, or AR cam shows, as well. They bring the image of real performers into viewers’ homes for the ultimate in interactivity. That will pave the way for AI hologram relationships. We are all very excited!” Said Scott Camball of ARPorn.com.
For those who would like to sample the demo, head over to ARPorn.com and print out the AR marker, or display it on the screen of a phone or tablet, and then use an Android Smartphone to view the demo. The complete step-by-step guide on how to enjoy the demo can be found on the website.
This is of course not the first time that AR technology has been used to create an immersive experience and 3D Hologroup earlier this year released adult-oriented AR content for the Microsoft HoloLens.
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