Creating for Diversity in Technology

Recent conversations and discussions around equality, diversity, and representation have put a massive social spotlight on many of the obstacles our world is facing in regard to discrimination and bias. While there’s still so much progress needing to be made towards fixing the systemic nature of these problems, we should all strive to discover ways within our own communities to better support the under represented among us.

When it comes to building greater inclusion inside the tech industry, we can try to look at the issue in two very distinct ways: solving for bias WITH tech and solving for bias…


STARTUP STORY

A founder journey from babysitting to Tech CEO.

In January 2016, I embarked on a new journey. Nothing I had done so far in my entrepreneurial journey could compare to the undertaking of being a tech startup CEO.

“For all the ups and downs of this entrepreneurship rollercoaster, I would not change a thing.”

My humble business beginnings started as many teenage girls do, babysitting. I worked my way through college, building my business as a professional nanny. The positions I worked in were always with families that welcomed me in as an extension of their village.


Volumetric video represents a new union joining traditional linear workflows with interactive media like games and digital environments. As more industries adopt volumetric video, content creators will have the opportunity to add richer, more immersive elements, engaging the viewer in the experience. The benefits can be profound, but businesses, teams, and software must evolve to meet future demand.

Are you interested in learning more about volumetric video? Read below to learn about how volumetric capture works and its future application.

What is volumetric video? Volumetric video capture technology is a technique that digitizes a three-dimensional space (i.e., the volume of…


With the rise of immersive media and higher quality camera equipment, digital creators are reimagining photogrammetry for use in a variety of industries like entertainment, geospatial, medical, etc., and mediums such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), extended reality (XR), and 3D printing.

Are you interested in learning more about photogrammetry? Get started with our Beginner’s Guide to Photogrammetry and see some of the common questions we often hear regarding how photogrammetry works.

What is photogrammetry?
Photogrammetry is a process that uses photographs of real-world objects to create digital 3D representations of those objects (i.e., 3D models). …


Step-by-Step Set Up Instructions for Getting Your Data Processed

So you’re ready to have your 3D assets or image data processed through one of MOD’s many automated tools?

Follow along with these simple video explanations to make sure that you get off to a smooth start and will have your projects on the platform in no time.

Step 1. Creating Your MOD Account

Alright, so getting set up is pretty simple. On our homepage in the top right, you will see SIGN UP. Just give that a click. This will bring you to our registration page, where you create your username, assign the email to be associated with your account, and create your password.


Capture Tips and Tricks

This is a transcript taken from a series of lightning talks focused on modern content creation techniques during SIGGRAPH 2020. Enjoy!

ALEX: Our goal is to share some of the insider info around volumetric video and photogrammetry and how to get the best capture from whichever type of capture method you choose. There are some intrinsic things that we’ll mention that are specific to the MOD Tech Labs processing solution, but overall, our goal is to create opportunities across the spectrum. Our intake is completely universal — we can take in any kind of volumetric data, photogrammetry data, and scan…


This is a transcript taken from a series of lightning talks focused on modern content creation techniques during SIGGRAPH 2020. Enjoy!

ALEX: I’m Alex Porter, the CEO of MOD Tech Labs, and we wanted to give this talk about 3D scanning and give you an overview of what the applications are and what types of scanning video and photo capabilities are out there to capture realistic content. We think that the capture part of content creation is widely open for folks to access and we want to give away the keys to the kingdom on that side, because we think…


This is a transcript taken from a series of lightning talks focused on modern content creation techniques during SIGGRAPH 2020. Enjoy!

Hey everybody, it’s Tim Porter from MOD Tech Labs and we’re gonna be talking about video game paradigms for real time production. Basically, how do we make that transition to “real-time?”

But first, let me give you a little bit about me. I spent 20 years in the games and movie industries. In video games, I was technical artist and in movies I was a pipeline technical director. The last movie I worked on was Alice in Wonderland: Through…


This is a transcript taken from a series of lightning talks focused on modern content creation techniques during SIGGRAPH 2020. Enjoy!

Today we’re gonna be talking about optimization. Obviously, something that has come up massively over the last bit is virtual production and real-time production. That means that you are going to be learning a whole bunch about video game paradigms and how to actually use that. We have a talk later today specifically on that and how to use video game paradigms in real time production, but this specific talk is optimization: How do you optimize those assets? When…


This is a transcript taken from a series of lightning talks focused on modern content creation techniques during SIGGRAPH 2020. Enjoy!

I am Tim Porter, CTO and Co-Founder of MOD Tech Labs, and we’ll be going over the myriad of different ways that we use machine learning — not necessarily insomuch of a “this is a computational neural network” or “this is deep learning,” or anything like that — but to provide the different ways and possibilities that machine learning can be used and how they can interest individuals going through production.

So, a little bit about me: I am…

MOD Tech Labs

Enabling production studios to bring immersive video content to life with fast and affordable SaaS processing. Learn more by visiting www.modtechlabs.com

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