Students at Saxion University to present exclusive demo of the fully immersive VR game ‘Project Myron’ at FMX 2017
Enschede, Netherlands, 26 Apr 2017 -- Xsens, Manus VR, XMG, and The Virtual Dutch Men are proud to support the world’s first full-body VR experience, developed by students from Saxion University of Applied Sciences.
Project Myron was created by an ambitious team of students at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences. In it, players can see and interact with other virtual characters in a VR environment. The group worked in collaboration with mocap and VR technology leaders to make Project Myron a reality, with support coming from Xsens MVN suits, along with tech from Manus VR, XMG, and The Virtual Dutch Men.
An exclusive demo of the full-body mocap VR experience will be shown to the world at this year’s FMX.
Project Myron kicked off in February 2017 – the goal was to create an immersive team-based eight-player arena shooter experience in just five months.
Players are fully emerged in the experience with total character movement control and live interaction with other players, all taking place in the virtual environment. Using body language to communicate, two teams of four work together to pursue and wipe out the opposing team.
Xsens mocap suits power this real-time experience, capturing player movement as they play the game. Manus VR mocap gloves, XMG backpack PCs, and the guidance of VR content creators The Virtual Dutch Men also bridge the gap between the physical and virtual worlds.
Project Myron is due for completion in July 2017. An exclusive preview of the project will be presented for the first time at the FMX festival in Stuttgart, German on the 3rd of May from 11:00 – 12:00 in Raum Karlsruhe.
You can follow the project progress on Facebook and Twitter.
Xsens Indie Program
Xsens recently launched a new initiative designed to democratize the use of its Hollywood-grade motion capture solutions, specifically for indie developers and universities such as the Saxion University of Applied Sciences.
The Xsens Indie Program exists to support inspiring up-and-coming talent. It provides indies, student teams, young studios and game devs with access to Xsens’ production-grade mocap technology
at an entry-level budget.
Xsens is the leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology and products. Its sensor fusion technologies enable a seamless interaction between the physical and the digital world in applications such as industrial control and stabilization, health, sports and 3D character animation. Clients and partners include Electronic Arts, NBC Universal, Daimler, Autodesk, ABB, Siemens and various other leading institutes and companies throughout the world.
Xsens has offices in Enschede, the Netherlands and Los Angeles, California.
Find out more at: xsens.com
About The Virtual Dutch Men:
The Virtual Dutch Men is a trade name for the Virtual Reality department of ArchiVision Digital Imaging bv since September 2014. ArchiVision Digital Imaging bv was founded in January 1995 as a 3D Studio that creates 3D presentations for different kinds of industries but most known for their architectural presentations for the Dutch building industry – always looking for new innovative technologies in the world of 3D for their clients.
Find out more at: virtualdutchmen.com
About XMG and Schenker Technologies GmbH
Schenker Technologies, with its successful brand XMG, is one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance and individually configurable Laptops, Desktops and Backpack-PCs. We have been on the market for about 15 years now and are developing customized PC-hardware for high-performance applications.
All devices are equipped with the latest and most powerful components from well renowned brands and are rigorously tested before shipping. We place emphasis on strict quality controls and attach great importance to high-quality components, durability and first-class support (in-house) for our customers.
Find out more at: xmg.gg
About Manus VR
The Manus VR Glove is a high-end data glove that brings intuitive interaction to virtual reality. Its unique design and cutting edge technology allows for truly immersive experiences by tracking your hands in real-time. With an unlimited amount of possibilities, the Manus VR Glove offers key solutions for training simulations, VR arcades and motion capture. It has been optimized to work with the HTC Vive, Xsens, PhaseSpace and OptiTrack.
Find out more at: manus-vr.com
Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands, with close to 27,000 students (and still growing!). Saxion University has a rich history – its roots can be traced back to the 1875. A merger of two educational institutions, the Hogeschool Enschede and Hogeschool Ijselland, in 1998 paved the way for Saxion University in its present form. This merger enabled Saxion to build further on its strong position in Dutch higher education and since then Saxion University has come to be recognised as an important centre of expertise at regional, national and international level.
Find out more at: saxion.edu
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