Looking inside an HTC Vive game using a green screen

Using the HTC Vive with a green screen lets others follow along

With some green screen help, you can show people what's going on inside your VR headset.

15 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

    Sponsored Links

    It's often hard to convey what's happening inside virtual reality. HTC Vive's green screen idea attempts to do just that -- and also make it more interesting to watch. I will admit: Watching someone else play in VR is typically pretty damn boring. But this concept from HTC represents a rare opportunity to show what someone's doing when they strap on a headset. The tech is clever, but not rocket science: A camera (with a HTC Vive controller attached for positioning within the VR world), captures you on green screen. The camera then sends this feed to a connected PC which processes it in tandem with the VR game (in this case, teleporting-shooter Jeeboman.) Then, like a hyped video-game promise from decades ago, it's like you're inside the game.

    This isn't a "killer feature" that pushes HTC Vive as a VR platform above all others -- unless you have a brightly painted green room, plus sufficient cameras and hardware. It is, however, a very smart way to illustrate why modern-day VR is so much better than its '90s ancestor, and how the immersion at work goes far beyond existing video games. That's very, very important if virtual reality is to become the hit many have predicted.

    Stay on top of all the latest news from Computex 2016 right here.

    All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
    Comment
    Comments
    Share
    15 Shares
    Share
    Tweet
    Share
    Save

    Popular on Engadget

    The best consoles, games and accessories for students

    The best consoles, games and accessories for students

    View
    CDC identifies a death potentially linked to vaping

    CDC identifies a death potentially linked to vaping

    View
    AT&T and FTC settle lawsuit over data throttling

    AT&T and FTC settle lawsuit over data throttling

    View
    Tesla's solar panels reportedly caught fire at an Amazon warehouse

    Tesla's solar panels reportedly caught fire at an Amazon warehouse

    View
    Qualcomm won't have to offer patent licenses to rivals, for now

    Qualcomm won't have to offer patent licenses to rivals, for now

    View

    From around the web

    Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr