Magic Leap will premiere an all-new spatial computing experience for Magic Leap One, Undersea, at SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles next week. The room-scale experience invites users to relax and observe underwater life in a dynamically generated, coral reef biome. Distinct vistas and creatures, presented in a photoreal art style, provide an opportunity to feel a sense of presence and connection between the creatures, the environment, and the user.
The Magic Leap One is a lightweight, wearable spatial computer that enriches your experience in the real world with digital content, in everything from commerce and entertainment to communications and productivity. To bring Undersea to life, Magic Leaps tapped the capabilities of Unreal Engine 4 and Vulkan 3.1 mobile to create a compelling, immersive experience that pushes the graphical boundaries of spatial computing.
“Undersea brings a room to life with breathtaking underwater landscapes in an interactive reef experience, and allows us to focus on pushing the boundaries of graphic fidelity within Spatial Computing,” said Dan Lehrich, VP of Production at Magic Leap. “With each Magic Leap Studios project on Magic Leap One, we expand the ever-evolving potential of immersive experiences. The opportunity to work at the bleeding edge of what’s possible and pioneer on a brand-new platform is what motivates us, and we hope to inspire other creatives to push the boundaries and explore alongside us.”
SIGGRAPH 2019 attendees will have the opportunity to experience Undersea in the Immersive Pavilion, July 28 – August 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Francisco Cortina, CG Supervisor, and Derrick Levy, Lead Software Engineer, will give a talk on the project on Aug. 1 alongside other conference contributors during the Experience Presentation “Be Productive in New Ways.”
“Spatial computing is increasingly becoming the norm in experiential entertainment. The quality and interactivity displayed through Undersea is a breathtaking look at how this art form is thriving,” noted SIGGRAPH 2019 Immersive Pavilion Chair Victoria Rege.
Magic Leap Studios is a content creation studio within Magic Leap with the aim of creating high-caliber content in the new medium of spatial computing.
The Immersive Pavilion is open to conference participants with an Experiences registration or higher. Register for SIGGRAPH 2019: s2019.SIGGRAPH.org/register.