DoubleMe HoloPortal is a real-time 3D holomotion. It is a holographic mixed and virtual reality experience. DoubleMe is basically a transformative silicon valley tech startup company which provides mixed reality holographic experience.
This product has a 3D volumetric video system which captures a still or moving target shot from different angles. The system then converts this target into animated 3D models or holographic virtual reality characters in real time. Then these characters could be imported into various 3D contexts such as 3D animation, VR, AR, video games, 3D printing and MR.
HoloPortal has eight HD cameras around the facility in order to produce holographic virtual reality characters which preserve the original volumetric 3D meshes, textures, expressions and movements.
Founder of DoubleMe is Albert Kim, who stated that he started this project in order to address the industry needs for simple and affordable 3D character generation by extracting 3D models from videos. However, DoubleMe focuses on the general use of HoloPortal and will be open to general public this summer. The founder of DoubleMe also stated that they have started to work with students to capture various 3D models from different courses.
Director of DoubleMe is Linda Drew. She stated that they are very excited about the launch of HoloPortal at Ravenesbourne and DoubleMe within their incubation facility. Also it is a great advantage for students who are able to learn about cutting edge technology before anyone else in UK.
HoloPortal is also being used by Wearable Experience for knowledge intensive training (WEKIT), which is an ambitious research and innovation project under Horizon 2020, in order to develop and test a novel way of industrial training enabled by smart wearable technology. The installation of HoloPortal was possible with support of Ministry of Science, ICT and department for international trade of UK and Ravensbourne. We look forward to see HoloPortal integrated into more courses within Ravensbourne.