INNOVATE UK BACKS COLORWAYAR
21-MONTH INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH PROJECT INTO NEXT-GEN IMMERSIVE TECH GOES AHEAD
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