Anyone who watched The Weather Channel’s coverage of Hurricane Florence may have seen reports that seem to be straight from a science fiction film, but the technology used to create those crazy graphics are not so out of this world. The Weather Channel and The Future Group, a Norwegian augmented reality company, partnered with the makers of Unreal Engine – Epic Games – to use the tech in TV broadcasts. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“We can show you what this could look like, if you were to find yourself in this scenario. The map behind her disappears, and thanks to wonders of mixed reality, we can actually see the wind raging and the water rising on a street, complete with cars, trees and buildings in the background,” said meteorologist Erika Navarro.