Epic Games shows off Google Tango-based app


At GDC 2017, Epic Games — the creators of Unreal Tournament and the ubiquitous Unreal engine — showed off new tech based on Google’s Tango augmented reality platform.

Epic announced “Project Raven” – a new special effects platform co-developed with Chevrolet and production company The Mill, that allows filmmakers to quickly add CGI effects into live-action movies. Complex CGI effects usually take days, if not weeks, as well as a lot of horsepower to be rendered fully.

As part of the announcement, Epic Games also showed off a cool mobile AR app that lets you take a 360-degree look at the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, change its colors, and “place” it in different real-world environments. The app is based off of Google’s Tango AR platform – the same one powering the Lenovo Phab Pro 2.

Unfortunately, as of yet at least, the app is not intended for the general public. Still, it was cool seeing what the tech is capable of in the right hands. Check out the video above for a cool demo of “Project Raven”.

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1 Comment

1. phonester

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 27, 2016

What..? the human racer went right through the AI car...what type of race is that ?

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