IN­NO­VATE UK BACKS COLORWAYAR

21-MONTH IN­DUS­TRIAL RE­SEARCH PROJECT INTO NEXT-GEN IM­MER­SIVE TECH GOES AHEAD

3D Artist - - THE HUB / INDUSTRY NEWS -

Foundry has un­veiled de­tails of Colorwayar, a 21-month in­dus­trial re­search project sup­ported by In­no­vate UK, which will al­low artists to stream­line their pipe­lines by view­ing ob­jects in aug­mented re­al­ity (AR) be­fore they pro­duce a phys­i­cal pro­to­type. The Foot­sol­diers, one of the world’s largest in­de­pen­dent footwear de­sign con­sul­tan­cies, will also be in­volved in the project. The tech­nol­ogy will al­low prod­uct de­sign­ers to cre­ate in­ter­ac­tive AR en­vi­ron­ments in­side the Color­way ap­pli­ca­tion. They can then share the en­vi­ron­ment with in­ter­nal or ex­ter­nal stake­hold­ers, who can in­ter­act and col­lab­o­rate within it.

2D de­sign images and pre­sen­ta­tions will be au­to­mat­i­cally trans­formed into a pro­jected, in­ter­ac­tive im­age that can be viewed on a flat sur­face. Colorwayar also re­duces the need for phys­i­cal pro­to­types, creat­ing less of a bur­den on the sup­ply chain and grant­ing de­sign­ers the free­dom to fo­cus on their vi­sion. Vi­su­al­i­sa­tion tech­nol­ogy from Foundry’s Academy Award win­ning Nuke soft­ware is also in­cor­po­rated, the project is sched­uled to com­mence in late 2018.

The project will ini­tially re­search and de­velop an AR vi­su­al­i­sa­tion tool for footwear, be­fore branch­ing out to the broader de­sign in­dus­try

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