The virtual studio or virtual stage set makes it possible to use digital 3D models as sets, instead of sets made of wood, steel, cardboard, or other materials. Live recordings in a blue studio with real objects may be mixed with computerized models. This mix of real and virtual recordings may then be viewed in real-time, and used to create films, video prototypes and design workshops.
Since CAVI’s earliest years, the Virtual Studio has been used to produce video prototypes. Designers’ ideas have been tested by modeling virtual set-ups in virtual 3D, and filming people carrying out the design idea, in order to elaborate and improve this, by watching the real-time visualization created.