Former Oculus co-founder and chief engineer at Guitar Hero producer RedOctane Jack McCauley has joined Lucid VR has chief engineer.
In his new role, McCauley will head up the worldwide manufacturing of their flagship virtual and augmented reality camera, the VR180 LucidCam. He will also help increase product production and scale the business to meet the growing demand for the company’s new product.
LucidCam is a pocket-sized device that captures 180 degree footage using two 4K cameras, and aims to let users capture their own VR content with a touch of a button using their iOS or Android smartphone.
"We are very excited to welcome Jack to the team, as his experience ramping up Oculus and its product production will help us dramatically improve our manufacturing capabilities," Han Jin, CEO and Co-founder, Lucid VR.
"We built our initial supply chain to address the 1000s of buyers, but demand has outstripped supply, and we are projecting millions of users worldwide. To properly scale to meet growing demand, we needed Jack because he possesses the experience, connections and know-how, and throughout his career, has proven he can address all possible scalability challenges."
McCauley added:I’m super excited to be joining the talented team at Lucid. Lucid has a great product with tremendous market potential. The industry incorrectly believed that 360-degree cameras were the way to go, but Lucid has simplified the user-generated content creation process with its VR180, a product that offers a revolutionary click-of-a-button system to capture content and its lightning quick processing time using a smartphone. LucidCam gives creators more time and greater freedom to create amazing 3D content.”