IDONIX Releases Chart Plugins for Ross Virtual Solutions
The charts can easily be dragged and dropped straight into existing Voyager virtual sets to be used as VR or AR objects in live productions and controlled from Ross Video’s UX interface or from Ignition, the graphics automation platform from Idonix. The plug-ins provide Column and Pie Chart with others on the development roadmap. Data can be linked to any standard data source or manually typed in before going live and will also integrate with Datalinq. Customisation of geometry and materials allows the user to create their own dedicated look and feel.
- In, out and update animations with full control of timings
- Text labels to represent data
- Full control of 3D text formatting
- Selectable material options
- Adjustment of colour, transparency and roughness of materials
- Change the title background and text
Pete Griffiths, Idonix MD said “We turn complex data into engaging stories and these plug-ins build on our years of experience working with data visualisation through over 20 years of election shows. Unreal Engine has been a game changer in production and Ross Voyager unites the power of Unreal with the Ross Video eco system. Combined with these plug-ins it makes it easy to set up data in Unreal and get on air quickly.”
Gideon Ferber, Ross Video’s Director of Virtual Solutions, said “We’ve partnered with Idonix before; as data and GUI specialists they have created flexible and easy to use plug-ins to provide a quick and effective way for our customers to drag and drop charts into the Voyager platform.”
Idonix brings together data feeds, fluid workflows and compelling graphics, enabling producers to tell potentially complex stories in an efficient and engaging way. Ignition, their underlying automation software, makes light work of ingesting and aggregating real-time data feeds, providing focussed and intelligent workflows, and driving live and file-based graphics engines. They have been in the business of graphics automation for over 20 years, working in high status areas such as BBC elections, sport and esports.