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CGI backgrounds for mixed-reality passthrough scenes at DeoVR

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The DeoVR team has been creating custom CGI backgrounds to use with AR passthrough scenes, as a way of providing great-looking fixed backdrops that don't require the use of live AR passthrough. Discover more about how this is done and see some of the incredible images to come. 

Why use CGI backgrounds for passthrough content?

AR passthrough content is becoming increasingly popular at DeoVR, particularly since the launch of the Meta Quest 3 and its superb mixed-reality capabilities. But for various reasons, users might not want to use live AR passthrough, and would prefer a fixed background instead. This is where CGI backgrounds can make an impact. 

How is it done? 

Our lead designer on this project has created some incredible images, both static and dynamic. He has been using a technique called Photogrammetry. This is the art and science of extracting 3D information from photographs. The process involves taking overlapping photographs of an object, structure or space and converting them into 2D or 3D digital models.