Abhi has always been driven by the desire to create cutting edge visual stories. He has experience writing for the stage and television and has also written and directed multiple short films. After trying his first virtual reality experience Abhi dedicated himself to creating VR content that would instil the same feeling of awe and wonder in audiences that he felt when he first tried VR. His latest project is The PhoenIX.
The PhoenIX is a CG cutting edge VR series with a complex narrative, truly cinematic 360 directing and innovative storytelling methods that fully leverage the medium of narrative VR. Like all good science fiction it not only entertains but holds up a mirror to society and asks deeper questions such as who we are as a race and where are we headed. Ultimately, the series is about unity, about how we need to come together to survive rather than stand apart.
The small and passionate team at Warrior9 VR created the series in VR, where they employed tools like Character Creator 3, iClone, Perception Neuron and Unreal Engine to not only provide the most visceral experience audiences could ever have but to also showcase the narrative potential of this brand new medium. This is science fiction like you have never seen before.
“With a team of 6 we were able to create high quality animated VR content and part of this is thanks to tools like Character Creator. “
Mark Pleasant formed Small Wonder Studio (SWS) right out of college in 1973, and never looked back. Since then he has been producing, directing, and shooting original productions, music videos, TV commercials, documentaries and 3D animation for clients around the world.
Located in Nashville Tennessee, SWS has worked with many of the record companies, clients include: RCA Records, Curb Records, BMG and Disney’s Lyric Street Records also many independent labels. Mark has served as a lighting cameraman for ABC’s “Good Morning America” and for the CBS Television Network when they came to Nashville. Working in film & video and digital-media, Mark has tackled a variety of production assignments, and in all of this he has also become a long-time iClone advocate.
“Just when I thought things might be slowing down for an old geezer like myself, things are busier than ever. And I have to say that a lot of the credit goes to the folks at Reallusion with that amazing product… iClone!” – Mark Pleasant
Hi my name is Orly Rodriguez. I am 43 years old and I started making video games only four months ago. I always dreamed of becoming a professional game developer, but I never imagined it would have happened so fast.
It all started for me when I decided to take a Virtual Reality Bootcamp at Game Art Institute. I began spending day and night doing everything I could to learn Unity, Blender and anything else I could get my hands on.
One day I was watching Twin Peaks: The Return, and I had this crazy thought… I should make The Black Lodge from the show in VR. A few days later I was standing in that very room. It was absolutely surreal. Now, I have a small development team called Nothing Like You Productions. We love what we do and we are passionate about creating virtual reality experiences at an unprecedented level of immersion.
Thanks to tools like iClone and Character Creator we have been able to achieve things that normally would have been impossible for us.