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The VOID Integrates IKinema into ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’

U.K. company’s animation middleware added to the realism of the hyper-reality experience, now open at three locations worldwide.

IKinema’s animation middleware was integrated into The VOID’s work on the hyper-reality experience ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.’

FARNHAM, UNITED KINGDOM -- Real time full-body solving specialist IKinema announces today that The VOID, the ground-breaking location-based entertainment provider, has integrated their powerful 3D animation middleware to deliver whole-body immersion and natural interaction for participants during Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, the hyper-reality experience.

A collaboration between ILMxLAB and The VOID, the eagerly awaited hyper-reality experience is open to visitors now at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.; Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.; and London’s Westfield. The collaboration brings the Star Wars universe to life through a multi-sensory, untethered story, blending the movies renowned cinematic quality with advanced full-body immersion to deliver a truly believable, interactive virtual reality experience.

“IKinema’s technology is all about delivering top quality results enabling developers to create amazing experiences for their audiences,” said IKinema Founder and CEO Alexandre Pechev. "We are delighted The VOID approached us -- to be a part of this ground-breaking and exhilarating project heralds the start of more incredible opportunities to bring all encompassing entertainment for consumer enjoyment”.

“IKinema is a great partner to The VOID as we create the elements needed for an immersive, believable and engaging experience,” added The VOID’s head of technology, Farrell Edwards. “Accurate translation of a person’s physical movements in real-time is crucial to generate the kind of immersion that allows someone to believably assume a new identity and suspend reality. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire delivers on that promise of immersion with the help of IKinema’s incredible full body-solving technology.”

IKinema’s powerful software solutions are consistently in demand by top games developers and creators of immersive VR and AR experiences for its ability to produce quality motion and perfectly matched behaviours across all styles of 3D characters. Avatars respond with higher fidelity by use of inverse kinematics across the entire body, allowing humanoid and fantasy creatures to react intuitively and naturally when scaling obstacles and traversing dynamically evolving terrain.

Source: IKinema

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.