We had the pleasure of hosting His Royal Highness Prince Charles yesterday at Animation Research Ltd. We showed him what we do down here in Dunedin and also invited local companies MixBit, ADInstruments, Timely and Education Perfect to showcase their awesome work. What a lovely experience!
The Otago Daily Times visited ARL yesterday, where progress on our Virtual Reality development was showcased. ARL computer graphics, married to Oculus VR headsets, were featured this year at America's Cup World Series events in Gothenburg and Portsmouth... set up in VIP areas, they had been stealing the show.
Technology and Innovation manager John Rendall believes immersive experiences in sport are part of the future. The 2017 America's Cup is expected to include a virtual reality viewing option developed by ARL, allowing viewers around the world to sit in their homes and look around, up, down and see everything they would see if they were on the boats themselves.
"The... technology supplied by Animation Research Ltd is superior to anything seen previously, and testing has delivered the most consistent data our company has ever had." Jason Paris - Head of Emerging Business, TVNZ (Louis Vuitton Pacific Series 2009) -Louis Vuitton 2009
"We have all been truly overawed with the power... of the system, it's modelling, and it's operation. It is, by a long way, the best 3D that I have worked with anywhere..." Richard Carr, Senior Producer, Formula One, BBC. (January 2011) -Monte Carlo 2012
"The 3D graphics deliver an experience for the trainee as close to the real thing as possible. Even sun-strike and raindrops on the cab windows are replicated with incredible realism." Mark Griffin - Product Development Manager, Airways New Zealand (July 2012) -Total Control 2006
"We are thrilled with the energy and enthusiasm that (ARL) has brought to the table... It is a real case of a Kiwi company combining a No.8 wire attitude with world-class technology." Michael Glading - New Zealand Open Tournament Director (February 2014) -NZ Open 2015