©2023 The Headline House
On the Siggraph 2022 gives Meta an insight into current VR research. An overview of the most interesting lectures.
The annual conference specializes in computer graphics and interactive technology. It offers a stage for exciting experiments, prototypes and research projects as well as numerous lectures, discussions and courses.
This year’s Siggraph takes place from 8. until 11. August
In June, Meta presented a series of new VR glasses prototypes. At the Siggraph, researchers from the Reality Labs give lectures on these and related projects.
Meta’s solution is an AI-based gaze synthesis. At the Siggraph, the researchers will present a method optimized for VR passthrough that perspectively correct viewpoints in real time and synthesized with high visual fidelity.
If you want to know more about the Siggraph lecture, you can read the scientific paper on NeuralPassthrough.
Perfect VR optics: Distortion Simulator
Lenses bring image distortions that must be corrected by software.
The challenge lies in the development of the Correction Algorithms
: Display researchers must first manufacture lenses and headsets in order to test and adapt corresponding software in practice to be able to Iterations can therefore take weeks and months.
To solve this problem, Reality Labs developed a distortion simulator. It can be used to test different lenses, resolutions and field of view widths without having to build and put on a virtual reality headset.
At the Siggraph Meta introduces the Distortion Simulator. A scientific paper accompanies the presentation.
There might also be an update to meta photorealistic telepresence avatars. Meta recently optimized its own AI model to such an extent that a smartphone scan of the face is sufficient.
Research Lead Yaser Sheikh will be speaking at Siggraph on the latest codec avatar advances. He will talk about the systems required to train codec avatars visually and aurally, as well as future challenges to Metaverse Telephony “on a large scale”.
Note: Links on online shops in articles can be so-called affiliate links. If you buy via this link, MIXED.de will receive a commission from the seller. The price does not change for you.