Create Immersive Environments Using Ultimatte
Ultimatte provides software and hardware to create blue screen and green screen effects. These types of visual effects are needed to create immersive environments as 3 dimensions are needed. Immersive environments are considered virtual reality, and reality occurs in 3 dimensions, not 2D like most movies. The entire environment will be created digitally, and Ultimatte has the tools to achieve this. Video games are excellent examples of these immersive environments, as the user can completely interact with the world through the game.
Step 1: Determine the Environment
Determine the type of environment that will be created. Immersive environments can be a copy of reality or they can be complete fantasy. The actual definition of what is an immersive environment is very variable. The user simply needs to feel like he or she is part of the environment. Think about the environment that is to be created as different effects and editing will need to be used in this digital world.
Step 2: Create Visual Effects
With Ultimatte, the main perception is the visual aspect. 3D displays are needed, and this is where Ultimatte excels. The software has all of the tools needed to create 3D environments. Ultimatte has plug ins for Autodesk, Eyeon, Avid, Apple and Adobe so photos, pictures and more can all be used to create the visual of the immersive environment.
Step 3: Create Compositing Scenes
Use Ultimatte to create the realistic compositing scenes needed. Many times, it can be too dangerous or impractical to film these scenes in real life. Additionally, the actual elements may not exist in real life if the world is fantasy. This is where compositing software can be used in a safe and practical manner. Ultimatte can work on all different operating systems and has an easy and stylish interface.
Step 4: Motion Tracking
The ability to use motion tracking within the environment is very important. Motion tracking software available from Ultimatte can be used to create complete environments, so no matter where the user turns, he will bump into the digital world. This may require filming an actor on a green screen. Putting this motion into the digital world and then creating all the possible perspectives.
Step 5: Training
Immersive environments are being used for more than just entertainment. Creating an environment for training and education is a great way for a user to gain experience without damaging or hurting themselves should they make a mistake. Learn to completely master the task in a virtual world before applying it to the real thing. This can reduce costs and also allow the individual to train at a much faster pace.
Step 6: Sounds
There is more to an immersive environment than just the visual. The audio that is used is also important. Surround sound is needed to complete the world. Adding all the needed sound effects can be achieved using Ultimatte. They will need to be synched to the specific elements in the newly created digital world. Specific timelines and tracks will need to be created alongside the footage timeline.
The main imitations for these immersive environments are that Ulitmatte cannot go 100% into the environment, as it does not create flavors or other tactile or touch sensations needed to create a complete immersive world.