Want whales? Ok, you will get whales! This seems to be the unspoken message of Magic Leap, which has been published in the form of several new experiments in the Helio app.
A few years ago, Magic Leap has fueled his early hype with the image of a massive augmented reality whale fueled in a large gym full of astonished spectators. This early video made such an impression that when the Magic Leap One finally opened it to the public, some immediately pointed out that Magic Leap's promise of the next augmented reality left out the long-awaited whale demo.
Well, the wait is over, and now we can compare the original vision with the (augmented) reality.
Interlaced in the Helio Web App, the demo allows you to put a sperm whale in your real space. When I tried, it turned out that the experience required a much larger space (no shrinking of this experience).
But do not worry, a few users, like the one in the video below (who had to go outside) (to demonstrate the experience), have uploaded their attempts to summon the AR whale on Magic Leap One.
Sure, it looks great. Does it fulfill the original vision? I'll let you be the judge by looking through the original vision below. Personally, as I had never expected to see such amazing realism of Magic Leaps secret device, the reality of AR Wales simply looks good to me.
Although I somehow suspect that part of the reason why you can not shrink this whale experience with all the other Helio objects is associated with possible sensitivities in the firm to fulfill that original vision / promise
One of the other two experiments released this week shows an ecommerce demo where the user can change the color of a dress worn by a 3D model that slowly turns into catwalk music. In the background, a porthole in a city street framed the experience to give an indication of what the dress might look like in the wild.
The other experiment is fairly simple, but shows an example of how forms can serve as access to other real environments, in this case Iceland. It's an experiment that works well for tourism and travel applications in the Magic Leap ecosystem.
These are just a few examples in which Magic Leap thinks developers can use the system, and we'll probably see much more interesting examples in October when the company holds its first public meeting for developers, creators and industry partners in Los Angeles holds.