Wednesday August 17, 2016

Immersive Visuals Bring NVIDIA Graphics to the Top of LA

Stretching out from nearly 1,000 feet above Los Angeles, the views are spectacular at the top of the 70-story-high OUE Skyspace LA, California’s tallest open-air observation deck. But the thrill of journeying to the top takes hold in an immersive experience 16 stories down, on the 54th floor of the iconic US Bank Tower in downtown LA, where visitors transfer between elevator banks. It’s there that Stimulant, a San Francisco design firm specializing in smart spaces, has created three immersive experiences using NVIDIA graphics technology that are at once exciting, suspenseful and purposeful. The highlight is the 360 Landscape Experience, a 50-by-30-foot space with nine projectors presenting a 3D model of the topography of LA. Spinning gems hovering on the landscape represent dozens of popular points of interest, such as LAX, Disneyland and Wilshire Blvd.