SS Rajamouli and Shobu Yarlagadda revealed the release date of The Sword of Baahubali at the Jio MAMI 2016. They are are thrilled to bring the VR experience to millions of viewers across the globe.
The Baahubali team showcased a 360-degree video titled On the Sets of Baahubali at the Mumbai Film Festival on October 22 and 23. This video has been created through a bleeding-edge Virtual Reality capture instrument with up to 32 cameras and the AMD's renowned GPU-accelerated video stitching software. The new technology is being used initially to develop content to promote Baahubali: The Conclusion.
Arka Media Works and AMD's Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) have joined hands to create a fully immersive VR experience called The Sword of Baahubali. On the sets of Baahubali video was shown at Jio MAMI early takes of The Sword of Baahubali. "As humans we are in awe when we experience things of large scale – both natural and man-made," Rajamouli said in a statement to media.
"We are in awe when we see the Grand Canyon, we are also in awe when we stand next to 2,722 feet tall man-made Bhurj Khalifa. I have been fascinated by the possibilities with scale since the first time I experienced VR. Through collaboration with AMD's Radeon Technologies Group, we have been fortunate to get access to cutting-edge VR technologies that are helping us to push the boundaries like never before," S S Rajamouli added.
Raja Koduri, senior vice president at Radeon Technologies Group, says AMD has built the radical new VR capture camera – the bb360cc – and leading-edge 360-degree video stitching software to create VR experience. "The Sword of Baahubali is a very ambitious real-time computer graphics VR experience that is designed to push the limits of next generation GPU hardware," Raja said.
Shobu Yarlagadda says that he has planned to release The Sword of Baahubali in April, 2017. "We are targeting the release of The Sword of Baahubali in April, 2017. We already have a few hundred theatres planning to install the VR equipment to support the launch of this extraordinary and compelling VR experience," his statement read.