Welcome to Light Fields
Welcome to The VR Club blog! Here we'll be diving deeper into virtual reality, showcasing some of our new releases and the VR industry news. This first post is about one of our new educational experiences. Grab a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy!
Ever wanted to see the inside the space shuttle Discovery at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC? Now you can right here at The VR Club in 'Welcome to Light Fields', an amazing new photography technique from Google designed for virtual reality.
"This thing rotates around in one minute, and it captures all of these photos on the surface of a sphere. And since the cameras look out, it records all the rays of light coming into this volume.
If we want to transport you there in virtual reality, we need to show the views you would get from your left eye and right eye, every direction you look, but also everywhere you move your head... in three dimensions.
It captures over a thousand images and then we run some algorithms on it to compute 3D, stereo depth maps between the views and then we reproject the images using light field rendering technology."
- Paul Debevec Google VR