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Royal Caribbean 'Quantum of the Seas' Preview Event Uses CAD-Rendered Sphere

Dan Smigrod

Wow!

Royal Caribbean International used Sphere to show a 360-degree view of an interior space of its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, at a recent media preview event.

Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD Chairman of the Board and CEO Richard Fain – along with Royal Caribbean International President and CEO, Adam Goldstein  – showed this Quantum of the Seas pano.

“This is cool!” said Fain referring to the use of the Sphere technology – to display the pano on a big screen wirelessly connected to an iPad via Apple TV. The demo showcased a completely revolutionary space, Two70℠ on Quantum of the Seas using a CAD rendered pano.

“That was amazing,” said Goldstein.

The 360-degree spherical pano was created by 360iTours in San Diego using 18 CAD rendered images created by Visual Effects and Design Agency Brewster Parsons in Venice, CA. Royal Caribbean has licensed the Sphere technology (SDK) to integrate the Sphere pano tech in its apps and websites. Royal Caribbean has engaged Brewster Parsons and 360iTours to publish panos of select ships to Sphere.

“Brewster Parsons used a virtual camera to shoot the images within the virtual space,” said 360iTours Founder and President Brad Ross. “What’s so amazing about this CAD rendered sphere is that it looks just like we shot a sphere of the actual space, even though the ship doesn’t exist today.”

“We used the same rendering technology used to create the movie, Avatar,” said Brewster Parsons Creative Director Andrew Eksner. “Even a more advanced version.”  During the media preview event, Fain also announced that the Quantum of the Seas app includes panos powered by Sphere.  

“We’re excited to see how Royal Caribbean used our technology to showcase an interior space of Quantum of the Seas in their media preview event,” said Sphere Founder and CEO Charles Armstrong. “It was a great way to tour a space that doesn’t even exist yet.”

Quantum of the Seas begins sailing Fall 2014 from the New York area to the Caribbean and Bahamas.

Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD Chairman of the Board and CEO Richard Fain – along with Royal Caribbean International President and CEO, Adam Goldstein  – showed this Quantum of the Seas pano.

“This is cool!” said Fain referring to the use of the Sphere technology – to display the pano on a big screen wirelessly connected to an iPad via Apple TV. The demo showcased a completely revolutionary space, Two70℠ on Quantum of the Seas using a CAD rendered pano.

“That was amazing,” said Goldstein.

The 360-degree spherical pano was created by 360iTours in San Diego using 18 CAD rendered images created by Visual Effects and Design Agency Brewster Parsons in Venice, CA. Royal Caribbean has licensed the Sphere technology (SDK) to integrate the Sphere pano tech in its apps and websites. Royal Caribbean has engaged Brewster Parsons and 360iTours to publish panos of select ships to Sphere.

“Brewster Parsons used a virtual camera to shoot the images within the virtual space,” said 360iTours Founder and President Brad Ross. “What’s so amazing about this CAD rendered sphere is that it looks just like we shot a sphere of the actual space, even though the ship doesn’t exist today.”

“We used the same rendering technology used to create the movie, Avatar,” said Brewster Parsons Creative Director Andrew Eksner. “Even a more advanced version.”  During the media preview event, Fain also announced that the Quantum of the Seas app includes panos powered by Sphere.  

“We’re excited to see how Royal Caribbean used our technology to showcase an interior space of Quantum of the Seas in their media preview event,” said Sphere Founder and CEO Charles Armstrong. “It was a great way to tour a space that doesn’t even exist yet.”

Quantum of the Seas begins sailing Fall 2014 from the New York area to the Caribbean and Bahamas.

Video: RCCL Chairman of the Board Richard Fain – along with President Adam Goldstein– showed this Quantum of the Seas pano. Video Courtesy of Royal Caribbean.

Sphere: This Royal Caribbean sphere was created by 360iTours using 18 CAD rendered images created by visual effects and design agency Brewster Parsons in Venice, CA (sphere courtesy of 360iTours and Brewster Parsons) #70789

Sphere Disclosure: 360iTours Founder Brad Ross is an investor in Sphere.

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[Sphere Disclosure: 360iTours Founder Brad Ross is an investor in Sphere.]