Virtual Reality: "Living in the Immaterial World" 

When: 5th Jul 2017, 06:30 - 5th Jul 2017, 20:00
Where: South Wiltshire UTC, Wilton Road, Salisbury, SP2 7EU 
Town/City: Salisbury
Organiser: BCS Wilshire Branch
Price: Free
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Virtual Reality is a very immersive experience, it gives the visitor the feeling of actually being in a space, whether that’s floating 60,000ft high above the earth or standing on the surface of Mars and interacting with the Mars Rover; Mark often says, with a wry smile, just prior to placing on the headset that he's am going into the Matrix - because that’s just how it feels

Mark will speak about virtual reality with particular reference to a series of key Virtual Reality scenarios delivered by his company, Rendermedia, for Airbus and which clearly visualises for the visitor the benefits of their major products. The Latest in Virtual Reality Technology by HTC Vive as well Computer Software by Autodesk and Real-time Engine Unity was used to faithfully recreate their Airbus' capabilities in Aviation and Satellite Communications and Space Programmes. The Airbus experience, launched in the UK at Farnborough International Airshow, attracted over 3,500 users in 5 days.

Mark began his career using 3D Studio for the DOS platform 1994, where the idea of a 3D environment in which to play and explore was fascinating. His career has spanned educational computer software and Television, with contributions on projects in the educational arena earning BAFTA nominations and a BAFTA Award. The idea of taking higher end CGI, more traditionally used in Film, TV and Games was a genesis for launching a studio with a focus on B2B in brining businesses to life. Today with 18 years’ heritage in CGI, Mark and his Business Partner Nadine head up Rendermedia a Virtual & Augmented Reality Studio serving UK FT100 and FT250 with Global operations bringing their business to life across AR, VR and Real-time applications.