The annual Siggraph conference and expo is usually a great place to discover experimental VR tech. But the show is also home to content premieres too. This year’s edition will feature a VR premiere from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The company will debut A Kite’s Tale at the event from July 28 – August 1 at the LA Convention Center. Little about the project is known right now, though a few months ago we reported that Disney was working on a ‘top secret‘ new animation project that could use existing characters. It’s very possible that this could be that project. If it’s anything like its first VR animation, Cycles, expect a short but charming piece. It will be interesting to see if the app uses Disney’s own in-VR animation software, PoseVR.
Disney isn’t the only one revealing new VR content at Siggraph, though. Fortnite developer Epic Games will also reveal II Divino: Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling in VR. Again, no information on what the app actually is, but the title rather gives it away a bit, doesn’t it?
Next up Parallux and New York University’s Future Reality Lab will debut Mary and the Monster: Chapter One. Finally, Magic Leap will have a new experience called Undersea.
These debuts will join other experiences like Doctor Who: The Runaway and MindPalace. Immersive content will be split between a VR Theater and the Immersive Pavilion. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis each day. Hopefully we’ll be at the show to give you a rundown of what’s new in VR.