Al Jazeera Uses Augmented Reality To Explain Winter Olympic Sports

Winter Olympics 2018: Curling

Curling is called chess on ice. Right here's the way it works.

Posted by Al Jazeera English on Thursday, February 15, 2018

Each 4 years, when the Winter Olympics arrive, undoubtedly there are lots of individuals who don’t know precisely what each sport is. This yr, for PyeongChang 2018, Al Jazeera sought to vary that.

Utilizing augmented actuality, the Qatar-based mostly community confirmed its viewers how curling, biathlon, snowboarding and bobsled, amongst others, truly work, based on a report by NewscastStudio.

To create the augmented actuality visuals, the community used its giant LED video partitions and 3D fashions starting from mannequins to ski slopes and bobsled programs, it was reported. The 3D fashions are movement tracked to create the AR impact on display. The augmented actuality scenes are created utilizing Vizrt.

Al Jazeera took to Fb to share movies of its explainers that includes narration over an augmented actuality visible. For curling, the augmented actuality impact spanned the size of the display, and maybe the studio.

Winter Olympics 2018: Biathlon

Skiing and capturing looks like an unlikely mixture for the Winter Olympics. So how does Biathlon work?

Posted by Al Jazeera English on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The New York Occasions additionally used AR to elucidate the Olympics, with a particular give attention to specific athletes and their specialised methods.

With the know-how rising as a well-liked method to interact viewers, readers, and followers, anticipate to see AR utilized in many extra situations.