Creator Spotlight video by Oculus
WE MAKE VR + AR
Fire Panda LTD is an award winning VR + AR development studio creating exciting and innovative interactive Content and Experiences. We have 5 years experience in the field, and are proud to work with some of the most talented people in the industry .
We are experienced in VR + AR Storytelling, building experiences that immerse viewers in new, exciting worlds. We can also work with your studio or agency to create content, so get in touch if you have an exciting project you'd like us to help out with.
In the meantime, scroll down and check out some of the things we've been working on.
UNITY DXR RAYTRACING
Experimenting with the latest technology
Unity has recently added support for Raytracing in it's HD Render Pipeline. The scene to the left is a work in progress of a scene using all the RTX powered features in Unity 2019. Eventually these will make their way into VR, but possibly not for a little while yet!
DIE FERNWEH OPER
Working with Daniel Ernst on his new Fantastic Diorama
Fire Panda has been working with VR artist Daniel Ernst on his 'Shoebox Diorama' series, working to rig characters as well as clean and integrate the body and facial mocap animation.
DISPATCH wins at the 'Cannes Lions'
The VR experience wins a Gold Lion at the 2018 awards!
The Cannes Lions are an 'International Festival of Creativity'.
The Lions are the most established and coveted awards for the creative and marketing communications industry. Winning at the Festival puts you among the world’s elite. Our trophies are recognised globally as the ultimate achievement in creativity and we know that winning work from the festival "gives 54% higher ROI than non-creatively awarded work".
DISPATCH - Making of blog
Dispatch is now complete and available for Rift and GearVR!
Check out the 'Making Of' blog that Nick wrote for Oculus on their blog. There's some great insights into the making of Dispatch for those who are interested in VR Storytelling and also technical information for other developers.
Award-winning dedicated global B2B agency network
HERE BE DRAGONS
Fire Panda is working with leading VR agency
We've worked with Here Be Dragons on a number of projects, including Dispatch and also with the team at Rewind on the VR experience for Ghost in the Shell.
DRUM MEDIA AGENCY
Fire Panda is working with creative agency
We're working with Drum to create venue and Out Of Home interactive experiences.
Drum is an award winning independent digital agency. Since launch in 2006 we have been in the business of planning, creating and delivering compelling digital and video for businesses and partner agencies.
Technical Art on the Cyberpunk Adventure Game
Fire Panda worked with IRIS, rigging characters for animation and integration into the game as well as creating the avatar and hand implementation for the motion control systems introduced with the Oculus Rift Touch controllers.
Technolust is a fully realized cyberpunk dystopia, presented as an interactive visual novel.
3D Audio Headphone Event Demo
We created an event demo for OSSIC to showcase their 3D audio headphones, using the Vive to allow users to move and throw 3D audio sources around them.
"OSSIC X is the world’s first 3D audio headphone that instantly calibrates to the listener, increasing the sense of auditory space, and acoustically recreating the way you hear the world everyday."
Colosse: A Story in Virtual Reality
Award winning VR experience
Fire Panda's Nick Pittom worked with an amazingly talented team of artists to create a unique Storytelling experience.
The project was entered into the Oculus Mobile VRJam, where it won 'Gold' in the Experience catagory.
'COLOSSE' is a real-time VR storytelling experience, with a stylized, character-focused visual narrative. The viewer's gaze - the things they pay most attention to - will direct the experience around them, giving them a subtle control over events as they unfold. We've set out to create a visually powerful, art-driven style, that will immerse the viewer in a highly stylized environment. The project was conceived by Produce Joseph Chen as a way to bring the powerful 2D art style of Kevin Dart into a VR experience.
Joseph Chen – Producer
Kevin Dart – Art/Concept
Jasmin Lai – Art/Concept
Eran Hilleli – Art/3D
Jasper Trenfield – Animation
Nelson Boles – Animation
Alex Grigg – Animation
Daniel Sproll – UX
David Kamp – Music/Audio
Jason Storey – Coder
Nick Pittom - Developer/Designer
RCSI Medical Training Sim
RCSI Medical Training Sim is designed for medical professionals and trainees. Experience and simulate a traumatic scenario following a road traffic accident and make critical decisions for your patient. You have a patient’s life in your hands and time is running out. It’s up to you to save his life. This app includes an alternative fully educational and didactic mode allowing those without medical training to learn from this experience in an immersive environment.
Created by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and developed by Fire Panda in conjunction with Immersive VR Education.
This has now been released on GearVR for free. Go to the CONCEPTS in the Home app to download it.
Fire Panda is a growing studio. If you are interested in working with us, drop us a mail.
DIRECTOR, FIRE PANDA LTD
Before jumping into VR Nick worked for a decade as an Animator, Director and Editor with a diverse range of clients in Film, TV, Games and Marketing. In 2012 Nick wrote and directed his first short film, 'PROTO'.
He set up Fire Panda to explore exciting new areas of VR storytelling, games and interactive projects.
He loves lego, Ikea cinnamon rolls and his wonderful wife and two children.
LEAD DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTANT
Jason is in his own words:
"Experienced and Passionate Developer. Wide range of vocations and disciplines. Truly enjoys software development and technology. Self educator and fast learner."
Which is a bit dry, and fails to sum up his immense and intuitive systems coding and engineering talent.
Jason collects professional headphones and retro gaming enamel pins.