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Mar 4, 2023

NeRFs in XR
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This Thursday, March 2nd, Jonathan Stephens, NeRFGuru and expert, gave a talk on NeRFs in XR. The talk featured examples from Everypoint, NeRF Pioneer, James Perlman, and "professional vacationer" Franc Lucent. The talk lasted roughly an hour and a half, with Stephens staying an extra hour to answer questions from the audience.

As part of his speech, Stephens gave an overview of the current space including platforms Instant NGP, Luma AI, NeRFstudio, and Volinga AI and how people have been utilizing NeRFs in XR. As Stephens notes several times, the rate of technology progression has been occurring so quickly that he had to revise the speech multiple times as new discoveries and methods were published.

Jonathan Stephens showing NeRFs in VR by Ben Radcliffe

After the talk, audience questions ranged from how many photos can be used to porting a NeRF into another platform such as Unreal Engine, Unity, or Blender.

For those interested, the talk was recorded and can be accessed here. Additionally, links to the works referenced in the talk can be seen here:

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/nerfs-in-xr-featuring

https://twitter.com/franclucent/status/1550900786799841280Swing by Franc Lucent
https://twitter.com/jperldev/status/1554877869972549633 James Perlman
https://twitter.com/franclucent/status/1590785053554266112 Botanical Garden by Franc Lucent
https://twitter.com/jperldev/status/1550674243829895168 Camera Path from James Perlman

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