What technologies were used in Avatar2?
Avatar2 is full of jaw-dropping visuals and stunning special effects. To create these scenes, a lot of different technologies have been used. While watching Avatar2 technology is the first thing to come to mind, the technology that helped create this masterpiece. In this article, we give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes breakdown of the technologies used by the Avatar2 crew.
1. Performance Capture:
In Avatar 2, performance capture was used to record the movements of actors and recreate them in virtual reality. The performance capture used motion capture technology to track the movements of the actors and then reconstructed their performances in real-time. It uses sensors to record the movements of actors in real-time, making it easier to create fully-realistic characters. This allows for more realistic movements and facial expressions but requires a lot of computing power to run. It enables the animators to add movements and expressions that would otherwise be impossible for an actor to achieve on their own. The recording can then be synced with the animation process through motion capture software.
The technology has been used in movies like “Gravity” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” but it’s also being explored for other industries, like sports and entertainment.
2. Virtual Reality:
The use of virtual reality (VR) is a new technology that allows viewers to experience a 3-D environment through a VR headset. VR technology has been used in video games, film and television shows, and other media industries such as music videos, online marketing campaigns, education programs and military training simulations. Virtual reality has been around for decades, but it’s only recently that companies have started using it for filmmaking. Avatar 2 was shot using a virtual camera rig that took 360-degree footage of the actors’ performance space; this allowed them to move freely around the set and interact with props. Virtual reality can be used by athletes or surgeons to gain new insights into their craft, while games like “Oculus Rift” allow gamers to explore worlds they never knew existed before.
3. Augmented reality
Augmented reality (AR) is a type of computer vision that overlays virtual information onto real-world views using transparent lenses, cameras and displays which are able to detect the environment around them and display information in real-time on their screens or via head-mounted displays (HMDs). AR applications may be considered extensions of virtual worlds or an entirely new medium of communication and storytelling. It uses both computer graphics and live video feeds to put digital information into your real environment.
4. 3D printing
3D printing is a manufacturing process that uses digital design software to build up an object layer by layer. The machine extrudes layers of plastic, which are built up using sintering, a process where the material hardens by fusing together over a period of time. 3D printers use different methods for building objects. Some use lasers to burn through the plastic to create shapes and others use a variety of materials such as ABS, PLA or PETG. Some even include support material for more complex designs. This technology has the potential to transform the way we design and manufacture products, but it also has the potential to change the way we work, live and play.
5. 3D technology
The movie was shot using DeepX which is a new filming technology. If you wondered how the underwater scenes in Avatar2 came to life it was because of this technology. It uses UW-Nikkor submersible lenses that are placed at right angles. This allows them to create 3d images for each eye with each camera leading to an unmatched depth perception.