I capped off my time at V Squared Labs with a really fun installation for Comic Con 2015. It was an honor to work with such an amazing group of artists, engineers, designers, fabricators, sound designers, and technologists. Watch above for a fun making-of by the inimitable Devin Dilmore.
As covered at the NVIDIA blog, Comic Con 2015 was a great success. People lined up for 2+ hours to try our Heroes Reborn Experience, and came out smiling!
V Squared Labs, known for creating massive visual and interactive experiences, used the FlameWorks technology that’s part of our NVIDIA GameWorks special effects library to help create the experience.
Fans filed through two side-by-side portals into the “Renautas Corporation Evolved Human Research Facility” found in NBC’s “Heroes.”
Two NVIDIANs, Jason and Janine, were among the thousands of fans scanned by a Microsoft Kinect to reveal their image on the screen, where they were bestowed with the special power of pyro-kinesis. They were then put through a series of exercises where they could look at a screen to see their hands appear with flames, which they could hurl at targets.
Once our colleagues completed basic training, they were among the fans who used their pyro-kinetic ability to battle the city’s “Evolved Human Database.” It’s an experience that includes icy Cryo blasts and massive floor vibrations, and is powered by a pair of PCs running our GeForce GTX TITAN graphics cards. See more at NVIDIA.com!