VR Cartoon: Henry

The Most Important Movie of 2015 Is a VR Cartoon About a Hedgehog

RIGHT NOW THE goal at Oculus Story Studio is move the Post-its.

The true finish line is locking their latest animated virtual reality movie Henry, but to do that they have quite a few issues to fix. There’s a conference room wall in their San Francisco office covered in dozens of sticky paper squares of all shades, each representing a problem someone has to fix before the project is done. It’s like something out of a scene from Silicon Valley, only instead of tweaking a compression algorithm it’s optimizing what is essentially a cartoon.

Then again, most cartoons aren’t made using videogame engines. And right now, that reliance on game-making software—specifically Unreal Engine 4—is creating a lot of new Post-its.

Read the full article here: VR Cartoon About a Hedgehog