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PowerSourcing Media

Unreal Engine Virtual Environments and Architectural Visualization

Virtual Reality (VR) has emerged as a transformative technology, enabling immersive experiences, and unlocking new possibilities across various industries. The PowerSourcing team has expertise in creating virtual reality environments using the Unreal Engine for use in architectural visualization, social engagement training, on-boarding and employee training, educational entertainment, and more.

The Unreal Engine, developed by Epic Games, is a powerful and versatile toolset used for creating high-fidelity, interactive experiences in multiple industries. Its robust features, including realistic graphics, advanced lighting systems, physics simulations, and intuitive design tools have made it the engine of choice for many VR developers. Leveraging this cutting-edge technology, the PowerSourcing team delivers exceptional solutions tailored to their customers’ needs.

Architectural visualization is an area where the PowerSourcing team truly excels. Using the Unreal Engine, we are able to create virtual walkthroughs of buildings of any type, allowing clients to explore spaces before they are constructed. This not only helps architects and designers refine their plans, but also enables clients to make informed decisions about their projects.

Another area where the PowerSourcing team shines is in social engagement training. Through the creation of realistic scenarios, which provide learners with immersive environments to practice interpersonal skills and effectively navigate social situations. By creating interactive characters and lifelike environments, trainees can develop and refine their communication, empathy, and conflict resolution skills in a safe and controlled setting. PowerSourcing’s VR training solutions enable organizations to enhance employee performance and foster a positive work culture.

One of the challenges in creating VR experiences is optimizing performance to meet the requirements of various hardware configurations. PowerSourcing recognizes this challenge and employs a scalable approach to output generation. We carefully analyze the customer’s requirements and the targeted hardware platforms to ensure that the virtual reality experience runs smoothly and efficiently.

Bloom Fitness

Bloom Fitness has been a pioneer in the development and delivery of fitness options to empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). During the Covid-19 pandemic, Bloom Fitness contacted PowerSourcing to develop and deploy a digital app that would allow its athletes to continue to benefit from its structured workouts.

The Bloom Fitness app offers a wide range of classes, including strength training, dance, chair fitness, yoga, Pilates, and indoor cycling, all expertly tailored to support the unique needs of adults with IDD. With a team of highly qualified instructors who specialize in fitness instruction within the IDD community. Fun and encouragement are integral components of Bloom Fitness, with classes designed to make workouts enjoyable. The instructors infuse each session with enthusiasm and positivity, helping athletes stay motivated and build a love for physical activity.

The Bloom Fitness app provides a safe and enjoyable fitness experience for individuals within the IDD community. By prioritizing health and fitness, the Bloom Fitness app empowers individuals to reach their wellness goals and unlock their full potential. The Bloom Fitness app is available for download on iOS and Android devices.

Digital Models

PowerSourcing digital artists have an exceptional ability to create digital models for multiple industries and applications. From initial concept to final model, our skilled team works diligently to transform ideas to optimized digital models, tailored specifically for the final medium and use of the model. Key features of PowerSourcing’s digital modeling services include:

• Conceptualization and Ideation: PowerSourcing collaborates closely with clients to understand their vision and needs, ensuring that every model accurately represents their requirements and objectives.

• High-Quality Modeling: PowerSourcing’s digital artists deliver intricate and realistic 3d models, ensuring impeccable attention to detail.

• Texturing: Making use of digital textures, models are brought to life, adding depth, realism, and vibrancy to the final assets.

• Rigging and Animation: PowerSourcing excels in creating dynamic and interactive models through rigging and animation, enabling seamless integration into video games and digital applications.

• Optimization: Recognizing the importance of performance optimization, PowerSourcing ensures that digital models are optimized for smooth functionality in video games (low or high poly), in digital apps, and for 3d printing (prototyping, creation of model masters, and custom model creation).

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, a beloved publication among football enthusiasts in the State of Texas, and beyond, has chronicled the rise and fall of teams, the emergence of legendary players, and the triumphs and challenges faced by Texas football programs since its inception in 1960. The magazine holds immense cultural significance and has become an indispensable resource for fans, coaches, and players alike.

Recognizing the value of preserving this historical treasure trove, the PowerSourcing team was engaged to digitize the entire collection. Over the course of several months, a team of skilled technicians meticulously scanned every page of every issue, ensuring the highest quality scans and being sure to capture the essence of the original print copies that were decades old. Each issue was re-assembled digitally, maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the original print format, allowing readers to experience the magazines as if they were flipping through the physical pages.

The completed digital archive spans over 60 years of Texas football history, encompassing thousands of articles, player profiles, team rankings, and captivating photographs. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine now offers access to the digital archive as part of a subscription, made possible by the work done by the PowerSourcing team.

Oncor Super Safe Kids

Commissioned by the Oncor Electric Delivery Company, PowerSourcing’s development team completed the educational safety game “Super Safe Kids” to teach 7–10-year-old children about safety precautions around power lines, gathering items for a home safety kit, and helping others be safe.

PowerSourcing’s development team worked with Oncor to develop every aspect of the educational safety game to ensure that it met aesthetic and educational needs. Using the Unreal Engine, a fully realized digital neighborhood was created that allows players to explore and learn. Super Safe Kids takes players on a captivating journey where they encounter various scenarios related to power line safety. Through interactive gameplay, children learn important lessons on how to avoid hazards associated with power lines, such as maintaining a safe distance and recognizing potential dangers. Additionally, the educational safety game emphasizes the importance of helping others by incorporating scenarios where players can assist virtual neighbors in need, reinforcing the value of community and empathy.

By combining educational content with engaging gameplay experiences, Super Safe Kids offers a fun and interactive way for children to learn about power line safety. The game’s immersive characters, 3d environment, and emphasis on practical skills, such as assembling a safety kit, make it an effective tool for educating and empowering young minds.

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Recognizing the need for clear and concise information about the Covid-19 pandemic, the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School collaborated with the PowerSourcing team to develop an animated video that serves as an audio and visual educational tool to introduce the general public to the school’s webpage and information. The PowerSourcing team demonstrated their creative prowess by producing an engaging and informative video for the website www.ezcovid19.org.

The team began with general direction from personnel at the Chan Medical School and then created storyboards to illustrate the different scenes to be built and information to be delivered. Ongoing communications with their personnel team continued to refine the scenes and ensure proper content was delivered before creation of the vibrant animated video.

By using a blend of informative visuals and simplified explanations, the PowerSourcing team ensured that viewers can easily grasp the content in a user-friendly manner. The animated video serves as a testament to the power of visual communication in conveying critical information effectively.

UTD Center for Brain Health

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) called upon the PowerSourcing team to help create state-of-the-art virtual training environments for the Charisma Virtual Social Coaching program (https://centerforbrainhealth.org/charisma) at the renowned Center for Brain Health. Charisma aims to revolutionize social skills training for individuals with autism and empower them to achieve their life goals. The Charisma program focuses on providing targeted coaching and support for individuals with autism to improve their social communication skills.

By leveraging cutting-edge technology and its expertise in virtual reality technology, PowerSourcing was able to build a fully realized movie theatre to be used as part of the Charisma program. The “Orpheus Theatre” will give Charisma participants the opportunity to walk through a virtual representation of a real movie theatre and experience a ticket booth, a concession stand, and find their movie in the theatre. By leveraging the virtual reality expertise of the PowerSourcing team, environments can be created that provide for transformative learning experiences.

Meta Quest 2 Development

The Meta Quest 2 virtual reality headset has garnered widespread acclaim for its seamless wireless experience, powerful hardware, and intuitive controls. Recognizing the immense potential for creating captivating virtual worlds and experiences, the PowerSourcing team has harnessed their expertise to develop content specifically optimized for the Meta Quest 2.

By taking into account the device’s processing power, graphical capabilities, and motion tracking, the PowerSourcing team crafts visually stunning and fluid virtual environments that captivate the user. Whether it’s a tropical island, a bustling cityscape, or a futuristic sci-fi setting, the PowerSourcing team leverages their technical prowess to create environments that are not only visually appealing but also optimized for a smooth and comfortable experience. By ensuring that the content adheres to the Meta Quest 2’s specifications, the team delivers seamless interactions, minimized latency, and optimal performance, thereby enhancing user immersion and satisfaction.

In addition to environment creation, the PowerSourcing team excels in developing compelling content for the Meta Quest 2. From immersive storytelling experiences and interactive games to educational simulations and training modules, the team’s versatility shines through as they bring innovative concepts to life within the virtual realm.