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An open platform

The real beauty of the Igloo platform is its flexibility.

Because we are an open platform, you can put any content you like in an Igloo.

If you already have 360° or VR content, it’s likely to be Igloo-ready (and, in an Igloo, you can share the experience). You can also import all of your CGI, CAD and BIM content. And, because Igloo is a layer-based system, we can integrate several different formats, from several different sources, all in real-time.

Almost everyone is surprised by what our technology can do – clients from the worlds of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors are particularly impressed by the way we can work with so many content types.

Get in touch to find out what’s possible.

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If it’s playable, we can generally play it…

Over our 10+ year history, we’ve imported almost every conceivable type of digital content into an Igloo. For example, clients have used us for:

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Animated content

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CAD & BIM content

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Game engine content

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Presentation tools

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360° film content

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Live streams

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360° soundscapes

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VJ live visuals

Also, remember, it doesn’t have to be 360°. With five projectors and a huge panoramic screen to play with, you can stretch, stitch, re-size and integrate conventional content of any aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3, you name it).

Helping you create amazing content

Everything rests on the quality of your content.

That’s the most important lesson we’ve learnt in Igloo’s 10+ years. So we always want to help you get your content just right.

For example, we can guide your creative teams. You can also call on our in-house content specialists. Alternatively, we can put you in touch with the 360° and VR content creators who we believe to be the very best in the business.

Get in touch to find out how we can help.

De-risking your content development

The costs of creating high quality 360° and VR content are falling all of the time.

Even so, high quality content doesn’t come cheap. And we want to help you be sure your time and money are well spent. So, to help you on your way, and ensure you get the best possible Igloo experience, we can help in several ways:

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Use our content creation templates

To get you used to working in a 360° wraparound format.

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View your content in a virtual Igloo

To get a feel of how your content will look in an Igloo you can use our Oculus or Vive Igloo viewer, which can be configured to mimic any Igloo size and configuration.

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Bring your content to an Igloo Shared VR centre

We would always urge you to visit one of our permanent Shared VR centres in London, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Melbourne or at Igloo HQ in rural Shropshire.

Don’t forget the soundscapes

Part of the fun of working in an Igloo is the opportunity to combine cinematic 360° imagery with studio-quality 360° soundscapes.

Ideally, the audio should be closely choreographed with the imagery (for example, if you want to draw the eye of the audience to a particular piece of the action, a sudden or unexpected sound is a great way to grab their attention).

So, for many content creators, the 360° sound is just as important as the 360° content. To give them the effects they’re looking for, we’ve worked with most surround sound configurations, such as 5.1, 10.2 and ambisonics.

We’ve also partnered with high-end audio aficionados like The Philharmonia Orchestra, Bowers and Wilkins, and Sennheiser to create astonishing aural experiences.

As ever, we’re eager to share our experience and expertise. So get in touch to talk about what’s possible with 360° sound.

Working with 3D models
and BIM

The chances are, any content you have will already be Igloo-ready. But, if it’s not, it can usually be adapted with minimal effort.

For example, we have workflows to bring 3D models from all of your usual design tools directly into the Igloo. And, by taking your design concepts off the flat-screen and into the round, you can easily run design reviews with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders.

Find out more about our visualisation credentials, or get in touch if you want to know more.

Working in real-time

With Igloo you can work with real-time and generative content.

So, for example, with games engine technologies, our Unity 3D and Unreal Engine camera plug-ins can capture your content and port it, in real-time, direct to the Igloo.

We also support a range of devices and techniques, like gesture control, to enable people to interact with your content – again in real-time.

And we can capture and display content of different formats and from different sources – like a PowerPoint deck, a Prezi presentation, a webpage, or even a Skype call.

So, if you have games engine-based content that you want to see in an Igloo, get in touch.

Playing stereoscopic 3D content

With our 3D and stereoscopic projection solutions, you can give your immersive experiences added depth - and an even stronger sense of ‘presence’.

Combining 3D projectors with active shutter 3D glasses, you can heighten the immersion without needing to resort to VR headsets. And you can more fully integrate the Igloo system with 3D visualisation programs.

Check out our case study on The Science Museum and how we took its ‘Space Descent’ VR experience out of the headset and into an Igloo dome.

And if you’ve got stereoscopic 3D content you’d like to see in an Igloo, get in touch.

In our 10+ year track record, Igloos have been used by 100s of clients across many different sectors.
So, please, get in touch to tell us about your ideas and how Igloo can bring them to life.

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