The New York Times made it a habit to publish augmented reality stories throughout 2018, and now the magazine of the media giant also comes into play.
As a link to their annual edition of the "Great Performers" edition, which in the eyes of the Times critic AO recognizes the top Thespians of the year Scott and Wesley Morris, a new augmented reality experience Now available on the NY Times app for iPhones and iPads.
Using the volumetric capture method, which debuted the Times for a feature of model Ashley Graham, shows a 3D performance by actor Lakeith Stanfield. You may recall his outburst as Darius Epps in the television series Atlanta to his portrayal of Snoop Dogg Straight Outta Compton or his critically acclaimed lead role this year. I'm sorry to bother you .
In this new AR feature, Stanfield appears enthroned on a steel girder high above New York City. The app offers four 3D scenes that users can observe in their physical environment, with Stanfield trying to balance himself as he turns, jumps, and turns on the bar.
"The reason [it’s only available on iOS] is that this volumetric video format is powered by Microsoft technology that extends our previous AR capabilities," said Graham Roberts, director of Immersive Platforms for The New York Times in an email to Next Reality.
"Unfortunately, at this time Microsoft's technology Requires certain features that Google does not yet support. to bring this technology to Android as soon as possible. "
The Times began its augmented reality content practice in February 2018, but has already established itself as a leader among traditional media companies in the introduction of the technology.
Now with its volumetric capture capabilities that create extremely realistic content, and its ability to do so, the company regularly publishes experiences in the AR. The company has a considerable advantage over its competitors in this area.
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