Wacom and Magic Leap Team Up to Build the Creation Environment of the Future
TOKYO and PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — With the ultimate goal of creating harmony between people and technology, Wacom and Magic Leap will demonstrate their spatial computing prototype for the next generation of digital content creators at the L.E.A.P. (Learn, Engage, Accelerate, Program) Conference, October 9th and 10th in Los Angeles, California. During the keynote presentations, Nobutaka Ide, CEO of Wacom, will present an overview of the exclusive partnership with Magic Leap and the creative solution the two companies have been working on over the last two years.
“Wacom and Magic Leap are collaborating to define the future of digital design workflows together,” says Mr. Ide. “Our goal is to provide the best instruments for creative expression and our unique solution, combining precision pen input with spatial computing, will allow creators of all disciplines including animators, industrial designers, game developers and educators to create and collaborate in ways few dreamed possible.”
Faik Karaoglu, EVP of Wacom’s Creative Business added, “Together, Wacom and Magic Leap are staying ahead of the technology curve by creating innovative products for artists and designers of the future. We look forward to continue being the indispensible partner for the creative professional community of today and tomorrow.”
Wacom and Magic Leap’s prototype experience is powered by Spacebridge, an application under development by Magic Leap, which integrates existing desktop workflows with the spatial computing environment. The demonstration will simulate a four person collaborative design review meeting where the participants will each be wearing a Magic Leap headset linked to Wacom Intuos Pro pen tablets. The end result will be a work session that allows the design team to view, scale, move, sketch and annotate 3D content in a vivid, realistic environment.
“Magic Leap and Wacom share the belief that the spatial computing creative design experience should feel natural, intuitive, and inclusive of the world and other people,” says Rony Abovitz, CEO of Magic Leap. “The solutions we are developing together now, will hopefully inspire and empower the next generation of creatives to design and build new products, living spaces, and even worlds.”
Moving forward, Wacom and Magic Leap will continue to validate their prototype by working closely with the entertainment and design communities and fostering a 3D application ecosystem through relationships with creative software developers. L.E.A.P. Conference is Magic Leap’s first developer conference and will host creators, developers and technology partners from around the world. The conference will include keynote addresses, workshops, product demos and networking opportunities. For more information on L.E.A.P. Conference, please visit: www.magicleap.com/leapcon
Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries and areas. It is the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom’s interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most tablet device and PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability to deliver a superior user interface experience. For further information about the products of Wacom see www.wacom.com.
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Corporate Communications, Wacom Co., Ltd
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