Review of software for the creation of CG-based videos and AR/VR apps

Tech Review 2018

This article explores three software packages designed to facilitate the creation of CG-based media applications: Muvizu for building CG clips, Sumerian for the creation of 3D interactive CG applications, and the Magic Leap SDK to test applications in an MR simulator.

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Extended Reality (XR) applications such as AR, VR and MR often rely on the availability of Computer Graphics (CG) assets. Broadcasters have extensive experience with 2D graphics, but often less so with 3D graphics creation. To lower the threshold for content creation, market players have started releasing software tools that aim to simplify some of the processes needed to create a 3D scene with animated CG assets.