Virtual production - which is a family of techniques that use computer-generated backgrounds to replace real-world scenery - has a lot in common with Metaverse technology. Asking 'what's the relationship of virtual production to the metaverse is like saying 'what's the relationship of a hamster to the universe?' The answer would be the same whether we're talking about hamsters, gerbils, elephants or pianos. It's tempting to say that real-time photorealistic rendering is the key to a successful metaverse, and by inheritance, since the technologies are so closely related, virtual production.
Metaverse technology does have an awful lot in common with virtual production. Virtual production is likely to become both a supplier of content for the metaverse, and an app running in it. The….