ARL News

Building Virtual Worlds

02 Sep 2011

Ever Wondered (TVNZ 7) searches high and low for answers to today's most challenging scientific questions. In an episode featuring New Zealand technology firms on the leading edge of Virtual World graphics, scientist John Watt visits Animation Research Limited in Dunedin. CEO Ian Taylor tells the story of ARL and Virtual Eye, and ARL programmer Geoff Bolton explains the process of developing the ball-tracking software used throughout Channel 9 Sports 'The Ashes 2010' Cricket coverage.

The 140th Open Championship

23 Jul 2011

ARL's Virtual Eye golf team attended the Open Championship on a windswept Royal St Georges this year. During the leadup to the event, HSBC Golf Club (TV3) interviewed ARL/Virtual Eye CEO and sports fan Ian Taylor as he set up to deliver realtime 3D graphics for the BBC's TV coverage. We are shown Virtual Eye spotters on course and Virtual Eye operators during broadcast, while Ian gives an insight into the technology and techniques used to bring virtual Royal St Georges to TV screens around the world.

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    In October, the New Zealand Government gave approval for 150 businesspeople to self-manage... Read More
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    For nearly 30 years teams of people from Animation Research Ltd (ARL) travelled Read More
  • Exceeding Expectations >

    Broadcast and media analysis by Nielsen has revealed the AC36 events (ACWS Auckland, Read More
  • Te Hono Māori Future & Tech >

    Te Hono Māori Future and Tech Summit was held at the Plymouth International Read More
  • Mātauranga >

    Tā Ian Taylor has launched a new project that teaches kids about Polynesian Read More
  • Visionary Leader >

    The Deloitte Top 200 Awards 2020 have recognized ARL Managing Director Ian Taylor Read More
  • Packaging the Science >

    ARL has been working on a visualisation project with AgResearch and Rural Innovation Read More
  • Recognition of Resilience >

    Animation Research Ltd has been recognized for our resilience and ingenuity during the Read More
  • Visionweek Interview >

    ARL Managing Director Ian Taylor has vast experience in technology and innnovation and Read More
  • VR Learning Progress Report >

    Above: Discoveries in VR Literacy and Numeracy Training Methodist Mission Southern (MMS) delivers Read More
  • Time Tripper >

    Queenstown's Underwater World observatory has been turned into a virtual time machine called Read More
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