disguise is excited to announce the release of r15, the latest release of the company’s award-winning software. Their integrated workflow solution is the ultimate tool to visualise, design, and sequence shows wherever you are, from concept all the way through to showtime.
The new software release has been designed to foresee and tackle some of the biggest industry challenges, by introducing new features: OmniCal, Lux, VR, and Heatmaps for projector studies.
Headlining r15 is OmniCal, a camera-based projector calibration engine that dramatically improves projection quality and setup time, even for the most complex setups. OmniCal works by quickly capturing a point cloud of the stage, accurately calibrating projectors to sub-pixel accuracy, and conforming pre-existing surface meshes to match reality. OmniCal requires no intervention with projection surfaces such as LED markers or sensors, allowing it to be used for any kind of projection challenge, from cardboard boxes to castles.
OmniCal is a hardware-on-software solution. There are two hardware kits available: wireless kits that use iPod Touch for on-the-move and quick setups, or wired kits that use pre-configured ethernet-based machine-vision cameras. The hardware has been developed and tested alongside the software, ensuring reliability and user confidence.
disguise Founder, Ash Nehru comments “r15’s new machine vision platform is a significant leap forward for the platform. It’s been in development for a long time, but this is only our first step onto this new continent. Over the coming months and years we’ll see its applications gradually spread into all aspects of show production, increasing setup speeds and confidence.”
Also going gold in r15 is the Luxstage visualiser. Lux uses physically correct units such as lux, lumens and NITS, simulating glow, camera exposure, ambient occlusion, shadows, and more, creating visualisations that are both more technically useful, and more artistically compelling. Lux also generates light-level heatmapsfor projector studies, users can export PDFs comparing light levels against a predefined goal.
As part of the Lux software update, VRsupport will be going Gold for both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift platforms - now you can sit your end-client down on a sofa and drop them right into their show.
To find out more, and to download the latest disguise software, visit download.disguise.one
If you’d like to use OmniCal for your next project, get in touch with the disguise sales team or any of their rental partner community to discuss your project in more detail.
disguise is building the next generation of collaborative tools to help artists and technologists realise their vision. Use the disguise software-only show design tool to visualise, design, and sequence projects wherever you are. Then when it’s time to deliver, pick one of their hardware options with the right amount of power to seamlessly turn your concept into a creation. For more information visit disguise.one