Dome Architecture : Specifications for VR simulation of dome projection

We’ve been exploring the possibilities of porting the massive content libraries built for IMAX dome architecture and Planetariums and porting that content into Virtual Dome experiences in VR. To do that, we’ve built a sophisticated model that enables us to both properly convolute the source video, and realistically map it onto a massive dome matching the original intended theatre.

Here’s an example of a spec for an IMAX dome projection:

imax dome specifications

key specifications for virtualizing an IMAX dome projection


And here’s a similar architectural section, this time for a more standard Planetarium projection layout: