Ben Carlin

Software

Ben Carlin
Software

BEN CARLIN, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, MEGAVERSE

To capture and live stream the performers we are using Mimesys VR’s bespoke hardware/software solution. An array of 4 Kinect V2 sensors are networked together and composited in the Mimesys VR capture software. To experience the work we are using Unity and the Mimesys VR SDK plugin. To create the immersive world for our actors to perform in we are using Tilt Brush and then importing the creations into Unity via the Poly SDK.

One of the exciting parts of this project is the creation of our Stage Manager application which will allow us to control permaters such as lighting, sound and set in live time within Play mode within Unity. We are not sure exactly how this will work in practise yet but as stories begin to emerge we will add the necessary features to support them.

Ben has produced multiple XR applications for clients in Sheffield/London, leading small teams of creatives and technologists to create unique digital experiences for the arts, marketing and healthcare sectors. Ben has a First Class (Hons) degree in Drama from Kingston University and is currently developing a new digital course for National Youth Theatre which will run later this year.