This experience Rapid Fire: a brief history of flight, was one of the original content pieces offered on Samsung Milk VR and Hulu’s Gear VR App.
The original experience from Studio Transcendent guides viewers on a 6-minute journey through the history of aviation — an airshow one could never see in real life. Witness the Wright Flyer’s first leap, dodge bullets from a WWI fighter, get buzzed by the leading-edge F22 Raptor fighter jet, and be nearly engulfed by the world’s largest plane.
Rapid Fire: a brief history of flight
Gorgeously rendered with cinematic realism, Rapid Fire showcases Studio Transcendent’s adept use of Unreal Engine as a VR development platform. Join GametechUK As he takes you through the VR Experince.
This project is a strong example of the blending of Studio Transcendent’s creative and technical skills: In order to create realistic animations of the aircraft, the team rigged up an existing flight simulator and flew accurate models of the various planes while capturing the flightpath data. Co-founder John Dewar wrote a conversion program to bring the data from the simulator into Unreal Engine. This is something that Studio Transcendent believes has never been done before in VR.
Co-founder Aaron Nicholson employed his extensive theater background to create a script that closely involves the viewer in the story of aviation. He also voiced the character of Colonel Thompson, the show’s narrator. The original score was written by Joel Douek. A full surround sound mix was created by Ecco VR.