Imagine that one day you are going to have an online class with your teacher, or have a remote meeting with your boss. The moment you turn on the device, you and your teacher/boss are sent to the beautiful virtual meeting place, face to face. Start communicating.
Hey, isn’t this the technology in the sci-fi blockbuster “Star Trek”?
Although the transmission effect is still incomparable with the movie, the exciting thing is that this scene is actually happening: at Microsoft’s press conference a few days ago, director Cameron and the speaker Alex Kipman used holographic images like this. The method is transmitted to the virtual venue and in front of the virtual audience.
Yes, in the venue of this press conference, the host Alex Kipman appeared in the middle of the stage in the form of holographic projection.
The audience in attendance was also all virtual Avatar portraits. At first, it was dark around, as if everyone was sitting in a movie theater, watching the trip of a family of three in the aquarium on the screen. Suddenly the screen light went out, and in the blink of an eye, all the audience came to the inside of the ocean world.
The advantage of virtual audiences over real audiences is that they can send different expressions such as love and applause to Alex at any time during the process to express their excitement-the 3D live broadcast, Lao Tie 666.
The technology behind this conference is Mesh, Microsoft’s latest hybrid virtual and reality application. Mesh is an important layout of Microsoft in the MR ecology. It allows people from all over the world to break the constraints of time and space and live in one room.
Everyone is familiar with VR and AR, so what is going on with this MR? Kuangwan uses the simplest icon to make a rough distinction.
(The picture is the most basic explanation for the novice villagers.) On Mesh’s official website, Microsoft wrote a note for it: Here can be anywhere, here can be anywhere.
Simply put, Mesh can be understood as a shared virtual platform. Free people who work remotely from the screen, and realize cooperative interaction that can be felt and participated.
When using Mesh, it can be a holographic projection, just like Alex Kipman in the press conference, appearing as a real person. Like the audience, you can also appear in a self-created avatar.
The image formed by two different technologies can live in the same room, share resources, and communicate in real time. For example, at this time, the two keynote speakers of the press conference occupied a seat in the same format, and talked freely-different painting styles can also be strong.
If we look closely at the application functions and scope of Mesh, we will find that it attaches great importance to the function of “experiencing together”.
Using Mesh can experience virtual cooperation across time zones and regions, and partners can move from a forest to home in an instant to discuss cooperation projects together.
When learning and training, holographic transmission and visualization can be used to achieve face-to-face effects-the effect of this online class is not MAX?
For the design team, 3D modeling can be zoomed in and out, and manipulated together, so that imagination and creativity are not limited.
Significant changes are taking place in the world after the epidemic. Offices, studies, and meetings are all being “remote”. Mesh, which came out in this big environment, allows people to have a deeper understanding of its application characteristics than in previous years.
At the same time, Mesh breaks the restrictions on devices: users of helmets, PCs, tablets or mobile phones can log in.
In fact, people have become familiar with holographic technology in recent years. For example, this year’s Spring Festival Gala, 18 holographic projection Li Yuchun stood in a row, each wearing his own costume.
And MR technology is likely to develop into another technological breakthrough after smart phones, stepping off the stage of demonstration, and becoming a part of ordinary people’s lives.
Perhaps one day, people in a foreign land can sit on the sofa side by side with their families and enjoy a quiet time when they pick up their devices. In the era of rapid technological development, everything is possible.