A sincere thanks to Forbes for their write-up of the Steve Aoki concert, which marked the first time that we unveiled ArcRunner to the wider public. In particular, it was great to see the way Charlie Fink was able to describe the larger tech behind our experiences:
“Supersphere has made lidar scans of well known venues like Preservation Hall in New Orleans, and the Warfield in San Francisco. The physical lighting grids are replicated exactly in the ArcRunner virtual environment, and can be accessed via industry-standard DMX lighting interfaces.
With this physical-to-virtual interface, physical controls can manipulate lighting plots in the virtual world, allowing lighting teams to see their designs manifest in realtime in VR. Virtual lighting grids can easily be operated by a remote lighting director. Performers like Aoki are captured in a studio against a green screen with high resolution cameras. The performers are then placed into the virtual venue, where visual effects can defy gravity.”
To read the full story, click here.