Jules Urbach
Founder & CEO, OTOY & LightStage
Biography
Jules Urbach is a pioneer in computer graphics, streaming, and 3D rendering, with more than 25 years of industry experience. At the age of 18, he made his first game, Hell Cab (Time Warner Interactive), which was one of the first CD-ROM games ever created. Six years after Hell Cab, Urbach founded Groove Alliance, which produced Real Pool, the first 3D game ever available on Shockwave.com. Currently, Urbach is busy working on his two latest ventures, OTOY and LightStage, which aim to revolutionize 3D content capture, creation, and delivery.
Jules Urbach
Founder & CEO, OTOY & LightStage
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Jules Urbach: Rendering the Metaverse
Jules Urbach: Rendering the Metaverse

Jules Urbach dreams of a world in which anyone can be a creator and anything you imagine can be effortlessly brought to life in fantastic visual detail, without any prior visual graphics training. OTOY’s mission is to turn that dream into reality, and the company’s collaborations with partners like Oculus and HBO offer tantalizing hints at further innovations to come.



In order to achieve its mission, OTOY is creating technology that renders all possible visual angles in real time, so that creators can effortlessly change story elements and camera angles without needing overly complex or time-consuming software. The outputs are cloud-based and can be brought to life both on the screen and in mixed reality environments. Oculus CTO John Carmack has called some of OTOY’s renderings the best images he’s seen through any VR headset.