Whether you call it football or soccer, an estimated 4 billion people tune in to matches globally, making it the most popular sport on the planet. So naturally it found its way into the Looking Glass.
The team at Volograms, whose mission is to bring reality capture closer to everyone, blew our minds with this experimental large scale volumetric capture. Using a setup involving placing 20 cameras at key positions around a football stadium, they were able to produce high quality volumetric video content that could be thrown into the Looking Glass. Can you say holo-sports?
Volograms turns footage of real people into volumetric holograms (or Volograms) starting with recording footage of the same subject simultaneously from multiple different angles. Then they use their own reconstruction technology to piece together the singular Vologram, which can be ported into the Looking Glass to be experienced as a 3D hologram.
Although the football footage was merely a part of a demonstration of how Volograms' technology can be applied to larger scale & outdoors environments, this has large implications on the ways we will be able to watch sports (or any live event) in the future.
We're one step closer to the holographic future that Looking Glass Factory has been envisioning since the beginning: groups of people kickin' it around a 3D holographic display (a Looking Glass), enjoying sports and each other.
**this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.