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 Bye Bye Blue Screen, Hello Virtual Reality

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Date posted: 10/11/2003

The BBC, stalwart flag-bearer of television's finest, has annonced a new method for creating former "blue Screen" programmes allowing faster turn-round, cheaper costs, and greater use of special effects. Origami, the name of this new proces, is a joint development between the BBC, and researchers in Germany and Italy. It works by creating a 3D action space, with twelve cameras instead of just one, and shows the actor(s) where they are in the virtual scene at all times, by generating it in real-time in response to their movements. This system can equally allow for two actors, in different parts of the world to collaborate in a project together by each being presented as part ofothe virtual scene for the other. It even features advanced collision detection routines to allow the actors to move the scenery about by simple gestures.

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