Pixeldust Appearing in the Virtual Siggraph 2020 Conference

Pixeldust is honored to be participating in this year’s Virtual SIGGRAPH 2020 conference, happening now through October 27th.

battle for reptopia siggraph promo

Pixeldust’s Reptopia Magic Leap AR Experience has been selected to appear in SIGGRAPH’s Immersive Pavilion, along with a select group of other top augmented, virtual, and mixed reality experiences. 

SIGGRAPH is an annual computer graphics conference which incorporates many events including academic presentations, panel discussions, as well as an industry trade show. 

During SIGGRAPH’s review process, Pixeldust’s submission received a 4/5 rating with positive reviews. All of the reviewers were in favor of Battle of Reptopia, and consensually agreed it “ties in nicely together a lot of existing technologies to create what looks like a pretty compelling educational experience applied to a real-world themed location.”

Originally created as a digital exhibit for the Singapore Zoo, the Battle of Reptopia Magic Leap Experience is an immersive augmented reality experience using the Magic Leap OnePixeldust specifically designed the Battle For Survival AR experience to appeal to visitors of all ages. They focused on developing a user-friendly experience by collaborating with Magic Leap to get the best out of their AR technology. 

The developers at Pixeldust were able to create an immersive experience by leveraging state-of-the-art features like 3D spatial environments and 3D audio that allowed users to see, hear, and interact with creatures in their natural habitats.

 

Visitors used the Magic Leap headset and an easy-to-use controller with a trigger that helped them interact with each creature and see their special traits and physical features.

Guests can view the Battle of Reptopia experience on-demand through the SIGGRAPH virtual portal, and have the opportunity to ask questions and watch demo videos. A special Q&A session will be held Monday August 24th at 12:30pm PST where Pixeldust and other creators will be answering questions about their Immersive Pavilion experiences. 

The 2020 SIGGRAPH conference was scheduled to take place in Washington DC for the first time ever, but ultimately switched to a virtual experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the safety of their guests. 

It’s not too late to sign up for the 2020 Siggraph conference, visit their website  to register and learn more. Be sure to register for the “Enhanced Attendee” tier or above to participate in the Immersive Pavilion and see the Battle of Reptopia experience in action. 

Enhanced Attendee registration starts at $100 for students or ACM or ACM SIGGRAPH members who are currently unemployed, and $200 for regular attendees. Check it out now to access the Educator’s Forum, Emerging Technologies, Immersive Pavilion, SIGGRAPH Labs, the VR Theater, and more!

child using the magic leap for the battle for reptopia experience