Wednesday, February 22, 2017
02/27/2017 - Blueprint Reality Launches Mixcast VR
4:11 pm pst
MIXED REALITY IN MINUTES:
BLUEPRINT REALITY LAUNCHES MIXCAST VR TO HELP SHOWCASE YOUR VIRTUAL REALITY
First-in-a-Suite VR Tool Makes Sharing, Broadcasting, and Creating Videos of Mixed Reality Experiences Simple
VANCOUVER, Canada: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Blueprint Reality, Inc. (www.blueprintreality.com ), an independent virtual reality tools and game developer, announced today the launch of MixCast VR, the
company’s first in a suite of tools. MixCast VR is a VR broadcast and presentation system which enables VR to be an
enhanced, shared, and seamless experience. The SDK is available for developers for free on the Blueprint Tools website and shortly on the Unity Asset Store. The application for end-users is available on Steam.
MixCast VR is a powerful VR broadcast and presentation tool
which simplifies the process of creating mixed reality videos. Most current approaches to mixed reality require a combination of
applications with a complex, time-consuming setup. MixCast VR provides a quick and simple one-time setup, and works across
every supported application with no additional configuration. To add support for MixCast VR, developers can easily drag and
drop the MixCast VR SDK into their Unity projects so end-users can showcase their experience in real-time.
Reality is the best way to communicate what’s happening inside the virtual world via traditional 2D broadcast media,”
says Ben Sheftel, CTO of Blueprint Reality. “Our goal with MixCast VR is to provide an intuitive system for developers,
designers, reviewers, presenters, educators, and other end-users to share and broadcast in a simple yet powerful way.”
Broadcasters and streamers can use MixCast VR to stream a more personal view of themselves playing
VR games. Developers can use MixCast VR to better illustrate their product, game or experience, for trailers and gameplay
videos. Designers and educators can use MixCast VR to demonstrate concepts and in-progress work to their collaborators to
enhance rapid discussion, iteration, and learning.
MixCast VR’s technology creates a single video output
for broadcasting or recording by blending a live video feed of a user in the real world with their “virtual world”
surroundings and environment. MixCast VR works with a broad range of camera or webcam equipment and provides a consistent
experience across supporting products. It works with off-the-shelf web-cams as well as high-end cameras, making it accessible
to almost all VR end-users. MixCast VR works with either un-tracked fixed cameras, or tracked cameras that allow for dynamic
movement of the camera, for more professional results. MixCast VR also includes intuitive chroma keying calibration to key out your background colors (green screen or any other
color), with good color isolation to accommodate a variety of set configurations.
Starting today, the MixCast
VR SDK is available for developers on the Blueprint Tools website and shortly on the Unity Asset Store for free. The MixCast VR Studio application for end-users is available now
for $9.99 per month or $19.99 for a three-month subscription, on the Steam store.
For more information on MixCast VR, please visit https://blueprinttools.com/.
About Blueprint Reality Inc.
Vancouver, Canada, Blueprint Reality was founded with the mission to create tools to help VR developers, as well as create
impactful VR games and experiences that transport people to new worlds outside their previous experience by blending powerful
art and story with innovative technology and design.
Blueprint Reality is an independent, privately-held company founded by industry veterans and
innovative creatives passionate about forging original works in the amazing new medium of Virtual Reality. The team’s
philosophy for creating great products is built upon decades of development experience and starts with a strong foundation
of tools creation to ensure their ability to progress rapidly through the whole product development lifecycle; placing games
at the forefront of interaction and engagement. In addition to games such as Awaken, Blueprint Reality strives to offer its tools and development expertise
as products and services to others who are newly entering the field.
For more information on Blueprint Reality,
Submitted by: E. Thomas