ARL News24 Aug 2006
- Category: ARL News
ARL's Virtual Eye have demonstrated that with only 4 weeks notice they could create America’s Cup style graphics at a new venue. The German Sailing Grand Prix, the first-ever America's Cup Class regatta in Germany, involved three of the 32nd America’s Cup yachts. The venue was Kiel Firth, which is also used for the spectacular Kiel Week regatta - an annual sailing event and public festival.
Virtual Eye arrived on site for the first time just days before racing and established a telemetry network with which to receive GPS data from the yachts. The data collected from the water was used to create the now famous 3D yacht racing animations and also to feed directly into the 2D graphics package developed for the event. Both packages were developed and operated by ARL/Virtual Eye and were incorporated into the live big screen broadcast watched by thousands of spectators, and also a highlights package for TV broadcast.