Umbra jumps into VR game development
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by Matthew Scenery.Melbourne
2 hours ago

Their website does say that you can pay per image at $1 per image. I am in the opposite boat though. I could see this having a very significant effect on photogrammetry but I would need to process a few thousand images at a time which would not be very feasible with their current pricing model

by Shaun
3 hours ago

OMFG....PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!

To the developers. A very promising piece of software for a VFX supervisor like me. BUT, please reconsider your pricing tiers and introduce a per-image price. We are a pretty large facility, but I can only imagine needing about 1-10 images a month at the very most. It's like HDRI's - we buy them all the time, one at a time. They need to be individually billed so a producer can charge them against a particular job.

Umbra jumps into VR game development
1 April, 2016
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Umbra announced its intention to join the VR market. With the release of Umbra 3.4, Umbra is hoping to bring something new into virtual reality, gaining some share of multibillion market.

Umbra jumps into VR game development

Today is a great day for us as we proudly announce our next project which will be something else entirely. As you may know already, we are big on improving 3D graphics performance especially in games and VR, but we haven’t actually made any content ourselves. This is something we have always felt sorry for and now that we are shipping Umbra 3.4 rather soon, we’ll have the chance to shift our focus to that direction. I am proud to let you all know Umbra is also going to be a virtual reality games developer starting year 2016!

The first concept we are bringing into life is the Umbra Programming Simulation, in which the player will assume the role of a anonymous junior programmer working with cryptic new technology at Umbra labs. Puzzle by puzzle the mystery unfolds as the player progresses through actual programming tasks from various areas and difficulties. Umbra Programming Simulation will feature an office like setting which is fully interactive – you can make coffee, fight the printer and even talk with your team mates to learn about secret character specific side missions we have in store for you. This the most immersive VR puzzle experience you have ever seen, and we are bringing it to you by the end of this year!

Umbra Team

Umbra Programming Simulation is said to be free to each player. All the developer needs to do is sign a document which may or may not resemble an employee contract for Umbra to utilize your play-through by distributing actual programming tasks Umbra needs someone to do in order to finish its upcoming product that is scheduled for Q3-4 this year.

We love games here at Umbra and it is wonderful to finally have the chance to develop our own cutting edge virtual reality experience where we can utilize our exquisite technology ourselves. I feel like we are really giving back to the community here.

Otso Mäkinen., Umbra CEO

Source: Official Press Release

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