The solution aims to offer users the flexibility to build highly advanced and visually engaging presentations using existing PPT or PDF files in immersive environments.
Brainstorm, a virtual and augmented reality solutions provider, has received a MegaGrant from Epic Games for the development of Edison, a new Unreal Engine-based template and AR solution for educational purposes.
This solution aims to further extend the already deep integration of other Brainstorm products with Unreal Engine, especially InfinitySet, for photorealistic virtual sets and augmented reality applications.
Edison is designed with ease-of-use in mind, giving non-expert users the flexibility and freedom to build highly advanced and visually engaging presentations using existing PPT or PDF files in immersive environments with photo-realistic backgrounds and AR content. Edison allows the presenters to also be included in such 3D environments with total ease.
MegaGrants are financial grants aimed to fuel up creative and innovative projects built in and around Unreal Engine or projects that enhance the open-source 3D graphics ecosystem.
Commenting on the grant, Ricardo Montesa, Brainstorm’s CEO and founder, said: “We are delighted with our existing partnership with Epic Games and the integration with Unreal Engine for our current product range, and so excited to receive this MegaGrant for developing Edison. We are sure this product will revolutionize education by using advanced, photorealistic AR, and will also provide new virtual presentation capabilities to other markets such as events, corporate and live presentations, which will benefit from Edison’s advanced features, that were previously available only for large budget professional solutions.”