Virtual Reality Articles and News Stories

Virtual Reality Short Film ‘Cycles’ Will Be Released at the 2018 SIGGRAPH Conference

Cycles is an innovative virtual reality (or VR) short film being produced by the Walt Disney Animation Studio. This new short film is set to debut between August 12-16 in Vancouver, Canada at the 2018 SIGGRAPH conference. SIGGRAPH is an annual computer graphics conference. The film was directed by Jeff Gipson, who joined the Walt Virtual Reality Short Film ‘Cycles’ Will Be Released at the 2018 SIGGRAPH Conference



Disney Patents Focus on Private Information Sharing Online and Real World VR Recording

While the details of two new patent applications just published by Disney Enterprises, Inc. may seem highly technical, their subject matter can still give us some insight into the company’s current direction. Patents have been applied for regarding a system that would change the process of how a user’s private information is shared for targeted Disney Patents Focus on Private Information Sharing Online and Real World VR Recording



Disney Opens New StudioLAB to Develop Innovative Storytelling And Animation

Disney recently announced the opening of The Walt Disney Studios StudioLAB as the company’s next step forward in animated storytelling. This brand-new tech hub will focus on developing innovative tools to enhance Disney animation. Benjamin Havey, Vice President of Technology Innovation Group at The Walt Disney Studios, stated that the “StudioLAB is all about giving Disney Opens New StudioLAB to Develop Innovative Storytelling And Animation



Disney Developing a Virtual Reality ‘Force Jacket’

According to Variety, Disney is working with a research and development team from MIT and Carnegie Mellon University on a brand new virtual-reality experience. The new experience comes in the form of the “wearable Force Jacket, which is designed to let someone experience physical sensations.” The jacket uses “26 pneumatically-actuated airbags force sensors” to allow Disney Developing a Virtual Reality ‘Force Jacket’



New Animation and Virtual Reality Tech in This Week’s Disney Patents

Disney develops new technology at a near constant pace, and what projects they are working on give us not only an idea of their invention process, but also a glimpse into what we may eventually see from them in the future. Patents filed by Disney Enterprises, Inc. this week cover a range of animation applications New Animation and Virtual Reality Tech in This Week’s Disney Patents



New Disney Research Project Translates Written Scripts Into Virtual Reality Previews

Whether live action or animated, the finished story you see on screen takes countless hours of effort before it’s fully formed. Developing a written script into an engaging visual concept can be daunting; Disney Research is working on a way to streamline the process. During San Francisco’s Virtual Reality Developers Conference on Monday, Disney Research New Disney Research Project Translates Written Scripts Into Virtual Reality Previews



Tickets Are Now Available for the Hyper-Reality ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ at Downtown Disney and Disney Springs

If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the all new hyper-reality Star Wars experience making its way to Disney Resorts, now is your chance to get in on the action. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire combines virtual reality with physical locations and tactile feedback for a truly immersive experience, and tickets just went on sale for its Tickets Are Now Available for the Hyper-Reality ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ at Downtown Disney and Disney Springs



Virtual Reality Star Wars Experience Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland

Set to open this holiday season at both Disney Springs in Walt Disney World and in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort are two new Void Experience Centers. These Void Experience Centers will allow guests to step inside an immersive virtual reality experience called Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. The Void is a “location-based immersive Virtual Reality Star Wars Experience Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland



Virtual Reality Marvel Video Game Coming Soon

At the Level Up panel at the D23 Expo it was announced that there will be a virtual reality Marvel game coming soon! The game will be titled ‘Marvel: Powers United VR’ and will allow players to become their favorite Marvel superheroes! #Marvel Virtual Reality Game Coming Soon! Official Title: Powers United VR #Disneyexpo2017 #DISD23 pic.twitter.com/pOUYArIDO4 Virtual Reality Marvel Video Game Coming Soon



SeaWorld’s New Virtual Reality Enhanced Kraken Unleashed Opens to the Public Today

Many people have been wondering exactly much how virtual reality is going to improve their experience on SeaWorld Orlando’s Kraken Unleashed. Now is the time to find out, as the attraction was opened to the public today. Select annual passholders already got a preview of the ride on Tuesday, June 13th; here is what you SeaWorld’s New Virtual Reality Enhanced Kraken Unleashed Opens to the Public Today