Google has begun experimenting with using light field photography to capture more realistic virtual reality scenes, the company announced in a blog post today. A new demo app was also released that will be available on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets to show off what the company’s VR team has captured.
Light field photography was made popular by futuristic camera company Lytro. Instead of only capturing the light that comes straight in through a camera’s lens, light field photography is where you capture all the rays of light from a scene, as well as information about where they came from. With the right hardware and software, the result is you can reassemble those light rays to create an interactive…
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