NextLab, the R&D operations at NAS, develops new technologies that push the boundaries of immersive entertainment and animation production. Its three main services: Light Stage, TomoLive and CloudEye offer the most cutting-edge technologies to help you produce high quality, realistic, and interactive content.
TomoLive: Real-time Interactions With Animated Avatars
TomoLive is a portable hardware system that gives life to 3D animated characters, allowing real-time interactions with a live audience. Facial expressions, body motion, and even finger movements can all be easily captured through a sensor suit, allowing the actor to effortlessly control the animated avatar. Real-time rendering allows the actor to engage with a live audience, in person or through on-line streaming.
Light Stage: The most advanced 3D facial scanning technology in the world
Light Stage is a cutting-edge scanning technology that can digitally capture a human face with unprecedented realistic accuracy. The Light Stage can capture a high resolution model of the actor's face as it appears under every possible lighting within 9 seconds. The digitally captured model can then be placed under a variety of different environments and reflect accurately the color, texture, shine, shading, and translucency of the skin texture. The results are far superior than any other facial scanning technology in the market today.
The Light Stage technology has been used in a number of Hollywood blockbusters such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Lord of the Rings, Avatar and many more.
Next Animation Studio owns and operates the only Light Stage capture facility in Asia. Commercial scanning services are available upon request.
CloudEye: Flexible AR Technology, easy-to-use content management system
CloudEye is a cloud-based AR technology that can transform people's experience with everyday objects. Cloudeye users can interact with 3D animated content on any surface or object using a custom-designed mobile app or an existing mobile app that is linked to the Cloudeye technology. With Cloudeye's easy-to-use content management system, content can be updated at any time thus keeping users constantly engaged.