Volumetric video is considered as the emerging technology for the 3D representation of real persons enabling truly immersive applications for Augmented and Virtual Reality. Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute presents advanced techniques for interactive volumetric video streaming based on online and real-time manipulation of volumetric assets. A good example is changing the head rotation of the volumetric asset of the captured person according to the user’s position in space, which then allows eye contact. A cloud rendering system for interactive streaming of volumetric videos has been developed that drastically reduces the processing on the client side. The rendering of a complex scene with interactive objects is performed in the cloud and finally sent to the user as a simple 2D video.
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