Social VR experiences

Project Info

Start date:
October 2017

End date:
December 2020

EU H2020

Fundació i2CAT



VR-Together offers new ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) experiences based on social photorealistic immersive content. For this purpose, this project developed and assembled an end-to-end pipeline integrating state-of-the-art technologies and off-the-shelf components. The challenge of VR-Together was to create photorealistic truly social VR experiences in a cost effective manner. Immersive media production and delivery through innovative capture, encoding, delivery and rendering technologies. The project demonstrated the scalability of its approach for production and delivery of immersive content across 3 pilots. It introduced new methods for social VR evaluation and quantitative platform benchmarking for both live and interactive content production, thus providing production and delivery solutions with significant commercial value.

In this project, Artanim worked on content production for the 3 pilots combining VR and offline/real time motion capture and developed new tools for immersive media production. We also participated in the evaluation of the developed social VR experiences.


Fundació i2CAT (Spain)

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (The Netherlands)

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (The Netherlands)

Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (Greece)

Viaccess-Orca (France)

Entropy Studio (Spain)

Motion Spell (France)


Related Publications

Galvan Debarba H, Montagud M, Chagué S, Lajara J, Lacosta I, Fernandez Langa S, Charbonnier C. Content Format and Quality of Experience in Virtual Reality, Multimed Tools Appl, 2022.

Revilla A, Zamarvide S, Lacosta I, Perez F, Lajara J, Kevelham B, Juillard V, Rochat B, Drocco M, Devaud N, Barbeau O, Charbonnier C, de Lange P, Li J, Mei Y, Lawicka K, Jansen J, Reimat N, Subramanyam S, Cesar P. A Collaborative VR Murder Mystery using Photorealistic User Representations, Proc. IEEE Conf. on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VRW 2021), IEEE, pp. 766, March 2021.

Chatzitofis A, Saroglou L, Boutis P, Drakoulis P, Zioulis N, Subramanyam S, Kevelham B, Charbonnier C, Cesar P, Zarpalas D, Kollias S, Daras P. HUMAN4D: A Human-Centric Multimodal Dataset for Motions & Immersive Media, IEEE Access, 8:176241-176262, 2020.

Galvan Debarba H, Chagué S, Charbonnier C. On the Plausibility of Virtual Body Animation Features in Virtual Reality, IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph, In Press, 2020.

De Simone F, Li J, Galvan Debarba H, El Ali A, Gunkel S, Cesar P. Watching videos together in social Virtual Reality: an experimental study on user’s QoE, Proc. 2019 IEEE Virtual Reality, IEEE Comput. Soc, March 2019.